On This Day – Tony Woodcock Born

6-12-1955. Tony Woodcock was born in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire on this day in 1955. Woodcock started his career at Nottingham Forest under Brian Clough. He won the 1978 PFA Young Player of the Year award in the season Forest won the League Championship in their season after promotion. The following season Forest conquered Europe, winning the European Cup. Woodcock was a part of the team that defeated Swedish champions Malmo 1-0 in Munich.

City Ground, Nottingham

Before the following season Woodcock moved to German team Köln where he spent three seasons. In 1982 he returned to English football, signing for Arsenal for £500,000. He was top scorer for the Gunners in four consecutive seasons and scored five against Aston Villa in a 6-2 away win in October 1983.

Woodcock scored 16 times for England in 42 appearances between 1978 and 1986. He scored in the final Home Championship match which was played on the 26th May at Hampden Park. The game ended 1-1 Mark McGhee scored for Scotland and Woodcock for England.

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