|Date Of Birth:||Mar 8 1938|
|Place Of Birth:||Stalybridge, UK|
|Debut:||17-Aug-69, Shield, (h) Sligo Rovers, 3-1|
Left winger Tony Bartley, with a good turn of speed and a more than passable scoring record for a winger, had spells with Everton, as an amateur, and with Bolton Wanderers, before moving to Third Division Bury from his home town club Stalybridge Celtic.
He had six seasons with Bury from 1958-59, winning a Third Division Championship honour when they were runaway winners in 1960-61. After 116 League games and 24 goals with Bury he moved to Third Division Oldham Athletic for two years, where he again got more than his share of goals.
During his 9-season English League career, covering three clubs, he made 200 appearances and scored 46 goals. He spent his last English League season with Fourth Division Chesterfield before coming to Sligo Rovers as player-manager for the 1967-68 year. Before the following year was completed he had moved on to Limerick.
Liam Tuohy recruited him for Dundalk to join Paddy Turner and Turlough O’Connor, and he chipped in with 7 League goals but Turlough was carrying an injured knee all season and a promising New Year position was frittered away. Tony played in both legs of the Fairs Cup tie against Liverpool. Afterwards he returned to his home town Stalybridge, becoming the manager of a sports centre.