COLIN VILJOEN



Dob: 20-06-1948

Pob: Johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA

Position: Midfielder

Era: Professional

Club Appearance Record

SeasonTot AppsTot Goals
1965-66 0 0
1966-67 10 6
1967-68 42 7
1968-69 39(1) 4
1969-70 38 6
1970-71 39(1) 12
1971-72 34 3
1972-73 49 6
1973-74 34(1) 2
1974-75 51 5
1975-76 13 1
1976-77 0 0
1977-78 14(2) 2
TOTALS 363(5) 54

Career Appearance Record

ClubDate SignedDate LeftFee
Johannesburg Rangers Colts - August 1965 Amateur
Ipswich Town August 1965 August 1978 Youth Team
Manchester City August 1978 March 1980 £100,000
Chelsea March 1980 June 1982 £60,000
Southall 1982 1983 -

(22) Comments

  • David Conway Sunday 29-01-2017

    In the mid 1980s Colin owned a pub in Uxbridge - the Nine Styles. We were a local team that would go there for a beer after training. We managed to talk him into training us. Long story short we won everything that year, the cup, the division and got promoted. He taught us the skills of one touch football. I will never forget his selfless kindness and willingness to work with us. Wishing him the very best.

  • Part of the second best midfield Ipswich ever had, with Ian Collard, after Murhan and Thyssen.

  • Well obviously colin in my dad. I'm 40 now and live in the u.s. California. Would love to get in touch with my sister Jessica. My dad has just recently moved to Barcelona. Any need to get him. I can connect you

  • Doug Sangster Sunday 21-07-2013

    Hi Colin

    its Doug Sangster I m now turning 67 next week we played together at Rangers and bunked school together to play football , those were great days . You have achieved in football ,proud to have known you please contact me just to say hello my friend . I am staying in Thailand but still have my home in Edenvale . My email address is doug.dual@ gmail .com

    take care buddy

  • Susan Gardiner Monday 17-06-2013

    I'm interested in finding out about Colin's early life in Ipswich for something I'm writing. Did he stay in Charlie Cowie's hostel in Crofton Road or in other lodgings? Be very grateful if anyone has information on this or could pass my enquiry on to his daughter, Jesse, who has posted on this page. Thanks.

  • Matthew Green Friday 01-06-2012

    Hi all,Colin now resides in Alberton South Africa. He currently has a group of boys (age 8 to 13) that he coaches at Alberton and Edenvale football clubs. My son is part of this group and this year August will be the fourth time that we will tour the UK. We will once again be based in Ipswich and thanks to Colin's great relationship with the staff and academy coaches we are able to train at these fantastic facilities, and also play a few matches against the Ipswich academy boys. Both Malcolm Moore and Liam Manning from the Ipswich academy have been to SA to watch and check on the development of any young talent. It is an absolute thrill for the kids and parents to have these guys come over and watch our boys. Colin still entertains the boys with great skill and ball control and they have learnt so much from this great ex player.

  • b:Johannesburg

  • DOUG SANGSTER Monday 03-10-2011

    HI COLIN WOULD BE NICE TO HEAR FROM YOU AGAIN CAN YOU REMEMBER THE TIMES WE BUNKED SCHOOL AND RODE ALL THE WAY TO MAYFIAR SOCCER GROUNDS ON A TWO SPEED AUTOCYCLE TAKE CARE DOUG HOPEFULLY YOU TAG THIS CEL00L [telephone number supplied] SOUTH AFRICA STAYING IN EDENVALE

  • knew him when he came to Manchester City. A good player and a really nice guy. Hope he is well

    Leo

  • Initially joined the club as an Amateur

  • Graham F Norbury Monday 25-08-2008

    Dear Sir I have made my coment on Colin Viljoen when I was in South Africa I want to give my email address for a reply - grahamfnorbury@talktalk.net Yours Graham.

  • Christopher Pitt Thursday 24-07-2008

    This is a message for Colin`s daughter, Jessie!! Colin trained me as a youngster and i would very much like to get in contact with him again. Please could you pass on my e-mail address to him or alternatively could you send me his contact number? Thank you Jessie... Much appreciated.

  • Richard Browning Sunday 06-07-2008

    Message for his daughter Jessie. I am trying to contact Colin, but he has moved from the last address I had for him in South Africa. 5 Baker Street,Glendower,Edenvale 1610 J`burg SA. I know him very well both in the UK and S/Africa (nothing to do with football) so if your in touch with him please ask him to contact me, <rb@midairsa.com>Richard Browning.

  • Hi, Met Colin and family in 60s in South Africa. How are Ethne and Butch?

  • hello to jessie viljoen could you please tell me where i could contact your dad as i would like him to sign my a@bc football card. thanks regards alison

  • Graham F Norbury Sunday 17-06-2007

    Dear Sir, In the 60s I went working in South Africa Johannesburg and played football for Johannesburg Rangers where I met Colin he was 15 years of age and very skillfull. We were in the first divison and highly rated.Our colours were back and white stripes like Newcastles United and our home ground was called Wembley.Whites on one side coloured on the other ground capacity about 30,000. He was one wing halve and I was the other. Sometimes he would play for a coloured team on a Sunday but I do remember him leaving to play for Ipswich - happy days in the land of sun shine. I would love to contact him to talk of those days. yours faithfully Graham.

  • Just found this site and it brings back great memories when i was a child and lived just down the road from colin when he lived in Defoe Road in Ipswich and used to sit on my bike outside his house hoping to get a glimpse of him...he was my favourite player and it was great when `Ace` got into the England Team...hope he is doing ok

  • Virginia Weldon Wednesday 07-02-2007

    I met Colin in Ipswich in about 1965/6. He was playing for the reserve team and I remember he was only 17. He hadn`t been in England long and I remember his South African accent. I remember watching him play and thinking how amazing he was. I dated him a couple of times but I doubt if he would remember a young and innocent blue eyed blond who was very naive. He may remember we had an minor accident in the car one of his team mates was driving. We were sitting in the back. My brother, Tim Weldon, who has following Ispwich Town faithfully over the years was very proud of the fact that I dated Colin, however briefly - especially when he excelled in the first team. I wish him well and hope he is happy living back in South Africa. He is an accomplished footballer.

  • MET COLIN IN JAMAICA MONTEGO BAY 1972. PLAYED A FEW GAMES OF TENNIS AGAINST HIM. HE WASNT A BAD PLAYER.HIM AND HIS WIFE A LOVELY COUPLE. IF HE READS THIS GET IN TOUCH.

  • Jessie Viljoen Thursday 24-11-2005

    Well i`ve definitely met him as i am his daughter, i don`t live with him anymore as he is living back in South Africa, but feel free to contact me if you require any information for your site.

  • david woodcock Wednesday 12-05-2004

    the first game i went to was at norwich as a mere 12 year old back in the 60`s. he scored a hat trick and from then on although my life then was around norwich i supported the town. through thick and thin he was an inspiration and in 1977 when he returned to the team from the wilderness in the 3-0 hammering of cruyf and barcelona what a reception he got . a true star of the blues

  • Stuart Woodward Tuesday 24-12-2002

    My first match was his debut against Portsmouth in March 1967. Colin scored a hat-trick!

Contract Info

  • Colin Viljoen joined Ipswich Town from Johannesburg Rangers Colts in August 1965 as an Apprentice

    He signed a Professional Contract with Ipswich Town in August 1967 - The Professional Contract Period Is Unknown.

    He joined Manchester City from Ipswich Town in August 1978 - For A Fee Of £100,000 + The Contract, Period Is Unknown.

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