Colin Addison

Colin Addison

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Colin Addison

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Colin Addison (born 18 May 1940 in Taunton, Somerset) is an English former professional footballer and manager.

Addison has managed a wide variety of clubs in the UK, as well as in countries such as Spain, South Africa, Kuwait and Qatar. Notably he was the player-manager of Hereford United during their famous 1971-72 FA Cup run, which saw them defeat Newcastle United. Colin currently resides in the city of Hereford, and was a pundit on BBC Radio Wales until 2008.

Playing career

Addison was born in Taunton, Somerset but brought up in York, signing as a professional for York City in 1957. He played in the inside-forward position although, being a versatile player, he played in midfield as well during his career.

In his second season he scored 10 league goals helped York win promotion to the recently created Third Division but the Minstermen lasted only one season before being relegated and midway through the 1960-61 season he was transferred to First Division side Nottingham Forest for £12,000.

Addison was a regular at the City Ground scoring 62 goals in 160 league appearances, before being signed by Bertie Mee's Arsenal in 1966 for £45,000. His time at Highbury was less successful and, after poor performances on the pitch, he was sold in 1967 to Sheffield United in the First Division.

In his final season at Bramall Lane with the Blades, and with his playing career winding down, Addison left to join leading non-league side Hereford United as...
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