Tony Kay

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Tony Kay

Former English footballer who became notorious after being banned from the professional game for life following the British betting scandal of 1964 add

Category: Football

Born in 1937.

Country: United Kingdom (100%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Sheffield Wednesday F.C., David Layne, Peter Swan (footballer born 1936)

Linked to: Everton F.C., England national football team, Sheffield Wednesday F.C.

 

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Tony Kay was born in 1937 add something

 

"'Anthony Herbert Kay"' is a former English footballer who became notorious after being banned from the professional game for life following the British betting scandal of 1964 add something


1962

Born in Sheffield, Kay played for Sheffield Wednesday before becoming Britain's most expensive footballer when transferred to Everton for £60,000 in 1962 add something

 

He transferred to Everton in December 1962, signed by his former manager Harry Catterick, and soon became the team captain add something

 

Peter Swan (footballer born 1936) - The infamous betting scandal which involved two other Wednesday players, Tony Kay and David Layne happened at the end of 1962, when all three bet on Sheffield Wednesday to lose their away match at Ipswich Town F.C. on Saturday 1 December 1962


1964

In 1964, the "Sunday People" newspaper broke the story that Kay, along with fellow Sheffield Wednesday players David Layne and Peter Swan, through the instigation of former Everton player Jimmy Gauld, had bet on their side to lose a match in December 1962 against Ipswich Town add something

 

Sheffield Wednesday F.C. - Off the field the club was embroiled in the British betting scandal of 1964 in which three of their players, Peter Swan, David Layne and Tony Kay, were accused of match fixing and betting against their own team in an away game at Ipswich Town


1997

Tony Kay is portrayed by Jason Isaacs in the 1997 TV film "The Fix", directed by Paul Greengrass, which tells the story of the scandal which ended his career add something

 

Everton F.C. - The 1997 television film "The Fix" dramatised the true story of a match fixing scandal in which the club's recent newly signed wing half Tony Kay, played by Jason Isaacs, is implicated in having helped to throw a match between his previous club Sheffield Wednesday and Ipswich Town


2009

The story was dramatised in the November 2009 BBC Radio 4 play "The Tony Kay Scandal" by Michael McLean, which included excerpts from a 2009 interview with Kay. add something