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Tony Hateley passes away

4 February 2014

Coventry City Football Club are deeply saddened by the passing away of former player Tony Hateley

Coventry City Football Club are deeply saddened by the news of the death of former player Tony Hateley, aged 72.

The former Sky Blues striker passed away on Saturday, February 1st, survived by daughter Tina and son and former England centre-forward Mark.

Hateley enjoyed spells at Notts County, Aston Villa, Chelsea and Liverpool before being signed by then Sky Blues boss Noel Cantwell in 1968.

He then went on to net four goals in 17 appearances for the Sky Blues before moving on to Birmingham City the following season.

Tony's son Mark, who finished his career with 32 full England international caps, kicked off his own playing days at Coventry City where he scored 34 goals in 111 appearances.

Tony and Mark were also one of only three father-son pairings throughout the history of Coventry City to have both scored for the club.

They achieved the feat after Ted and Dudley Roberts between 1937 and 1952 and before 1987 FA Cup winner David Phillips and his son Aaron who scored his first senior goal in the 1-1 draw away to Wolverhampton Wanderers this season.

Coventry City Football Club would like to send deepest condolences to Tony's family. 

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