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Colin Appleton
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Full name Colin Harry Appleton
Date of birth 7 March 1936 (1936-03-07) (age 73)
Place of birth    Scarborough, England
Playing position Wing-Half
Youth career
Scarborough
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1954-66
1966-67
1967-69
1969-73
Leicester City
Charlton Athletic
Barrow
Scarborough
277 (19)
028 0(1)
043 0(1)   
Teams managed

1969-73
1975-81
1982-84
1984
1985-87
1989
Barrow
Scarborough
Scarborough
Hull City
Swansea City
Exeter City
Hull City

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Colin Appleton (born 7 March 1936 in Scarborough) is a former footballer who played as a wing-half. Appleton played over 300 games for Leicester City during a 12 year period, later playing for Charlton Athletic and Barrow, before joining Scarborough as player-manager. He went on to manage Hull, Swansea and Exeter City. He played in the 1961 FA Cup Final against Tottenham Hotspur, managed by fellow 'Scarborian' Bill Nicholson. The Spurs side also contained Malton-born Terry Dyson. He captained the Leicester City side that lost in the 1963 FA cup final, this time to Manchester United his team going down 3-1. He also scored for Leicester in the first leg of the 1965 League Cup Final, however he could not prevent his team losing to Chelsea going down 3-2 on aggregate. During the 1970s, whilst manager of hometown club Scarborough FC, he led them to three FA Trophy finals, in which the team were winners on three occasions, a record at the time. The team played in a losing final in 1975,against Matlock Town, that season Scarborough were managed by former Hull City player Ken Houghton. Appleton returned to manage Scarborough the following season.

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