Tony Hateley: Ex-Chelsea, Liverpool and Aston Villa striker dies
Former Chelsea, Liverpool and Aston Villa centre-forward Tony Hateley has died at the age of 72.
Hateley scored 211 league goals during his career and was a club-record signing for both Chelsea and Liverpool, costing the Blues £100,000 in 1966.
His son Mark was also a striker, playing 32 times for England.
Hateley started his career with Notts County before moving to Villa Park in 1963, scoring 68 times in 127 league appearances.
A Liverpool statement said: "The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool Football Club go out to his family and friends at this sad time."
Tony Hateley's career trail
- Born Derby, 13 June 1941
- 1958-1963 Notts County
- 1963-1966 Aston Villa
- 1966-1967 Chelsea
- 1967-1968 Liverpool
- 1968-1969 Coventry City
- 1969-1970 Birmingham City
- 1970-1972 Notts County
- 1973-1974 Oldham Athletic
- 1974 Boston Minutemen
- Died Preston, 1 February 2014
After his big-money move to Chelsea from Villa, Liverpool paid £96,000 to take him to Anfield for a season and he also spent a year with both Coventry City and Birmingham City.
After two years at Notts County and a final season at Oldham Athletic, he moved to the United States before his retirement in 1974, by which time his combined transfer fees were a record in English football.
Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker tweeted: "Sorry to hear of the death of Tony Hateley.
"I played with his son, Mark for England, and met Tony. A wonderful football family. #RIP."
Son Mark, who started at his dad's old club Coventry, was prolific at Portsmouth, AC Milan, Monaco and Rangers during the 1980s and 1990s.
Grandson Tom Hateley is also a professional footballer, currently playing in Poland, after spells at Motherwell and Tranmere Rovers.