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Tony Agana
Personal information
Full name Patrick Anthony Olayinka Agana
Date of birth 2 October 1963 (1963-10-02) (age 46)
Place of birth    Bromley, England
Playing position Striker
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Welling United
Sheffield United
Notts County
Leeds United (loan)
Hereford United
Leek Town
Alfreton Town
00? 0(?)
137 (35)
015 0(1)
118 (42)
145 (15)
002 0(0)
022 0(7)
00? 0(?)
023 0(2)
00? 0(?)
00? 0(?)   

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

Patrick Anthony Olazinka "Tony" Agana (born 2 October 1963 in Bromley) is an English former professional footballer who played as a striker. After starting his career in non-league football, he became a professional with Watford. He late made over 100 appearances for both Sheffield United and Notts County. He played in the position of striker.



Agana started his football career with non-league side Welling United, where he met his wife, Lisa Regan, before joining Weymouth for £4,500 in March 1984.[1] He made over 100 appearances for the south coast club. He also represented the England national game XI.[1] Tony Agana also has a son called Fabian Agana that attends a school in Rotherham at Wickersley School and Sports College.

In August 1987 Agana moved into professional football with First Division club Watford.[1] He scored once from 15 appearances for the Hertfordshire side. Dave Bassett, the manager who had signed Agana, had been sacked by Watford in January 1987 and joined Sheffield United in February. On 19 February 1998 he sold Martin Kuhl to Watford for £40,000, with Agana and Peter Hetherston moving to Bramall Lane as part of the deal.[1][2]

He made his debut for United on 20 February 1988, scoring in a 1–0 home win against Barnsley. In the 1989–90 season he scored 24 goals in 46 appearances, forming a strong partnership with Brian Deane which helped United win promotion from the Second Division. In three years with the club he scored 42 goals in 118 matches

In November 1991 he signed for Notts County for a fee of £685,000 - which was a club record transfer fee. Although he was loaned to Leeds United in February 1992 he went on to play 145 times for the club, scoring 15 goals.

He went on to play for Hereford United, Cliftonville, Leek Town and was player-manager at Guiseley.

After retiring from football he studied computer visualisation at Sheffield Hallam University, graduating in 2004. He now works for the University of Manchester as a distance learning technology officer, as well as working for Sheffield United's matchday hospitality team.[3]

Sheffield United career statistics

Season Division Appearances Goals
1987–88 Division Two 12 2
1988–89 Division Three 46 24
1989–90 Division Two 31 10
1990–91 Division One 16 2
1991–92 Division One 13 4
Total 118 42


Jones, Trefor (1996). The Watford Football Club Illustrated Who's Who. Surrey: T.G Jones. ISBN 0-9527458-0-1.  


  1. ^ a b c d Jones, pp21
  2. ^ Jones, pp140
  3. ^ Yesterday's Blades BBC Sport, 15 April 2006. Accessed on 30 August 2007.


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