Ante Ercegovic was born on December 5, 1930, in Yugoslavia. He started his soccer career with Sibenik in Yugoslavia.
Tony joined Toronto Ukraina in 1953. At 6’3″ he was one of the tallest players in the National Soccer League.
Playing at either left half or inside forward he was known as a player who could go both ways. The 200 lbs player was often in the thick of action in the at times tempermental style of the National Soccer League.
On August 28, 1954, Ukraina defeated rival club Tridents by a 5-4 score. During the game Tony kicked opposition captain Alex Skocen several times. This led to a fight during the game and after the game Skocen was knocked unconscious by a spectator. Due to his involvement in the fight during the match, Tony was sentenced to 30 days in jail on November 18, 1954.
He later moved to Toronto Croatia. On Tuesday June 25, 1963, was banned for life by the National Soccer League due to his attack on referee Bill Smyth in a league game on June 18, 1963.
Despite the problems with his temper during soccer matches, Tony was always seen as a gifted player and known for his love of soccer. He passed away on January 2, 2021 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.