Tony Warner began his
playing career at Liverpool where he did not make a first
team appearance even though he was on the subs' bench numerous
times. He played on trial for Ipswich in October 1998 in Tony
English's testimonial against Colchester. After loan spells with
Swindon, Celtic and Aberdeen, he joined Millwall in 1999. Making
200 appearances for the Lions over a five year period, he was
named Millwall's player of the year in 2002/3
He joined Cardiff in July 2004 and made 26 appearances for the
Welsh side before joining Fulham, initially on loan.
In August 2006, he joined Leeds on loan, making his debut in
place of the injured Neil Sullivan in the 1-0 home victory over
Norwich on 5th August 2006. This loan was extended until January
2007 and Warner was a first team regular under Kevin Blackwell
but he lost favour under Blackwell's replacement Dennis Wise.
After returning to Fulham on 1st January 2006, he was loaned
to Norwich on 2nd March 2007 as a replacement for the injured
David Marshall. He made his debut
the following day in the 3-1 win at Barnsley. Following the dervy
clash with Ipswich on 22nd April 2007, Warner expressed his interest
in prolonging his stay at Carrow Road. I've not spoken
to the manager here yet, but I'd like to stay if there was a possibility.
This is a great club. You only have to look at the set-up and
the manager is working to get them into the Premiership. I've
not had a chat with anyone at Fulham yet. I popped back just after
Chris Coleman left, but I guess it will be the summer before I
get the time to do it. Tony finished the season with
13 appearances for the Canaries.
On 31st January 2008, Tony joind Barnsley on loan. He made three
appearances for them, conceding eight goals in two defeats and
one victory. He was released by Fulham in May 2008. On 16th July
2008, Tony signed for Premiership newboys Hull City on a two year
On 13th March 2009, Tony was loaned to Leicester City after an
injury to David Stockdale. He made his debut in the 1-0 win over
Millwall the following day. Leicester went on to win the League
One title with Warner playing a total of 4 games.
Tony left Hull by mutual consent on 1st February 2010. Warner
signed a two-month contract with Charlton in March following injury
to then first choice Rob Elliott. He was named among the substitutes
on five occasions but never made his starting debut, and was released
at the end of the 2009/10 season
Warner joined Scunthorpe on a one month deal on 22nd October
2010. He made his debut the following day, keeping a clean sheet
as Scunthorpe won 2-0 at Watford
Released after a month by Scunthorpe, Warner joined Tranmere
Rovers on 7th January 2011 until the end of the season, making
his debut the following day in a 3-3 draw with Walsall
Leaving Tranmere at the end of the 2010/11 season despite making
25 appearances, he was linked with Blackburn but Warner's next
club was New Zealand's Wellington Phoenix whom he joined on 17th
August 2011. They compete in Australia's A-League. He was released
at the end of his first season with the Phoenix and returned to
England looking for a new club. He trialled with Accrington Stanley,
Preston and Southend during the summer of 2012.
In October 2012, Tony was linked with a move to Maltese side
Floriana, who were also hoping to aquire former Everton and Arsenal
striker Francis Jeffers. Warner's move materialised on 11th October
2012, with Jeffers signing the following day.
In the summer of 2013, Warner joined Blackpool as their player
/ goalkeeping coach. He was released at the end of the 2013/14
season having not played for the Seasiders.
He signed a short term deal with Accrington Stanley on 26th March
2015 despite being on the coaching staff at Bolton. He was released
by Stanley in May 2015.
On 2nd July 2015, he joined Indian Super League side North East
United as goalkeeping coach but this was terminated on 2nd August
2015 when he applied for the main golakeeping coach position at
In the summer of 2017, Warner became the goalkeeping coach at Indian Super League side Chennaiyin who are managed by former Aston Villa manager John Gregory. Former Huddersfield player Mark Lillis is Assistant Coach. Chennaiyin were Indian Super League champions in 2016 under Marco Matterazi's management. They won the Indian Super League in 2018 by beating Bengaluru FC 3-2 in the final.
Tony has one cap for Trinidad & Tobago, awarded in March
2006 against Iceland