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Name  Tony Ingham
Position  Defender
1947–1950  Leeds United
Height  1.80 m
Years  Team
Died  April 21, 2010
Playing position  Defender
Role  Footballer


Date of birth  (1925-02-18)18 February 1925
Date of death  21 April 2010(2010-04-21) (aged 85)

Place of birth  Harrogate, England

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Anthony "Tony" Ingham (18 February 1925 – 21 April 2010) was an English professional footballer who played more than 500 games in the Football League as a defender for Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers. He holds the appearance record for QPR, having played 548 first-team games in senior competitions.

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Career

Ingham served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War, and completed an electrical apprenticeship while playing part-time for Harrogate Town. He signed for Leeds United in 1947, and made his League debut for the club the same year, but played only rarely, and joined Queens Park Rangers in 1950 for a fee of £5,000.

He made his debut against Doncaster Rovers in November 1950, and retired 13 years later having made a club record 548 appearances in all senior competitions, 514 in the League. After retiring as a player, he held various positions with QPR and went on to become a director of the club. A function room at Loftus Road is named in Ingham's honour.

Death

On 21 April 2010, Tony Ingham died of an illness at the age of 85.

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