Morrin, Tony

Birth Date

31st July 1946


Swinton, Lancashire



Biographical Text

Making 182 league appearances for the club, including fifteen during the 1976/77 promotion campaign, Tony Morrin was a popular figure at Exeter City between 1971 and 1977. He joined the club from Barrow and later played for Stockport County and Rochdale.

After signing for Bury as an apprentice, Tony signed his first full contract in October 1963 and played three league matches for the Gigg Lane side. He then moved to Burnley in July 1965 but never featured in the first-team before signing for Stockport County in October 1966 where he made 31 appearances ahead of a March 1969 switch to Barrow (97 league matches, six goals).

Signing for Exeter City in July 1971, Tony made his debut against Southport on 14 August 1971 and notched up 31 league appearances (5 goals) during his first campaign. Following up with 40 league appearances in 1972/73, Tony then turned out in 29, 39 and 28 league games over the subsequent three seasons.

Featuring only in 15 of the first 16 league matches in 1976/77, Tony nonetheless played a part in what was to be a promotion-winning season for Exeter City ahead of his March 1977 departure to Stockport County. Released from his second spell at Edgeley Park at the end of the season, Tony’s final professional club was Rochdale prior to a spell in non-league football with Bangor City. 

Settling in Westhoughton near Bolton, Tony died in December 2020 at the age of seventy-four.



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Allan jackson

I knew Tony from being kids he was always positive in what he wanted to do  and I worked bwith his dad when I was an apprentice and his dad was foreman t the joinery department 

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