Focus On; Tony Currie

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Currie was a talented schoolboy footballer who represented Hendon Boys before joining Queens Park Rangers as an amateur, whilst working for a building firm. He joined Chelsea as an apprentice, but was released and moved to Watford to complete his apprenticeship, earning England Youth honours in the process. He turned professional in May 1967 and made his league debut the following season.

He was transferred to Sheffield United on 1 February 1968 for £26,500. He scored on his debut against Tottenham Hotspur with a header on 26 February but missed the next game on 2 March as it was his wedding day. ‘TC’ or ‘Top Cat’ as he was nicknamed by Sheffield United fans, was idolised in his time at Bramall Lane.[4] He went on to score 54 goals in 313 appearances and was also made captain by manager Ken Furphy in March 1974. In September 2014, as part of the club’s 125th Anniversary celebrations, he was named Sheffield United’s Greatest Ever Player.

In June 1976 he moved to Yorkshire rivals Leeds United for £250,000, making his Leeds debut in a 2–2 draw with West Bromwich Albion. His skills made him a firm favourite at Leeds, where he played a total of 124 games, scoring 16 goals. His curling shot during United’s November 1978 4–0 home win against Southampton F.C. won ITV’s The Big Match Goal of the Season that year. Currie’s form helped Leeds reach the League Cup semi–finals in 1978 and 1979, and in the 1978–79 season Leeds finished fifth to qualify for the UEFA Cup. As his wife was homesick for London this resulted in his sale to Queens Park Rangers in August 1979.


  • Full Name: Anthony William Currie
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of Birth: 01.01.1950
  • Birthplace: Edgware
  • Nation: England
    • Full Caps: 17
  • Major League Career
    • 1967, Watford (18/9)
    • 1967-76, Sheffield United (313/54)
    • 1976-79, Leeds United (102/11)
    • 1979-82, Queens Park Rangers (81/4)
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