Colin Waldron Profile
Colin Waldron, born Bristol, England, June 22, 1948. Although born in Bristol, Colin Waldron was brought up in Lancashire and started his professional career with Second Division team Bury in 1966. Following 20 Football League appearances for The Shakers, he then joined forces with First Division high-fliers Chelsea at the start of the 1967-68 campaign.
Colin Waldron was handed his Football League debut for for Chelsea in a 1-0 victory against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on the 19th of August 1967, and made his home debut for The Pensioners in a 1-1 First Division draw with Newcastle United four days later. After appearing in only nine First Division matches for Chelsea under ambitious and demanding Stamford Bridge manager Tommy Docherty, he was brought back to Lancashire by Burnley Head Coach Harry Potts for a transfer fee somewhere in the region of £30,000 at the front end of the 1967-68 season, and was granted his Division One debut for The Clarets in a 2-2 draw against Southampton at The Dell on the 28th of October 1967. While at Turf Moor, the dependable defender made an impressive 308 Football League appearances for the club, and was an important part of the team which won the Second Division Championship in 1973, and reached the FA Cup Semi-Finals the following year. He then signed with Manchester United at the beginning of the 1975-76 season, and was given his debut by none other than Tommy Docherty in a 2-2 League Cup Third Round Replay draw against Sunderland at Roker Park on the 4th of October 1976. Unfortunately, his Manchester United career was rather short lived, and he was still a fringe player when he left The Reds to team up with Jimmy Adamson´s Sunderland midway through the 1976-77 campaign. After playing 20 League games for The Rokerites, he appeared for Tulsa Roughnecks, Philadelphia Fury, Mossley, Atlanta Chiefs, and then finally Rochdale where he finished his footballing days in 1980. Colin Waldron Playing Career: Bury, Chelsea, Burnley, Manchester United, Sunderland, Tulsa Roughnecks, Philadelphia Fury, Mossley, Atlanta Chiefs, Rochdale. Manging Career: None.