Thomas Reilly (footballer)

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Thomas Reilly
Personal information
Full name Thomas Reilly
Date of birth (1994-09-15) 15 September 1994 (age 28)
Place of birth Irvine, Scotland
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Kelty Hearts
Number 8
Youth career
St Mirren
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2011–2015 St Mirren 41 (1)
2011–2012Albion Rovers (loan) 5 (0)
2015–2018 Elgin City 98 (9)
2018–2019 Forfar Athletic 28 (0)
2019–2022 Kelty Hearts 18 (1)
National team
2009 Scotland U-15 2 (0)
2009 Scotland U-16 2 (0)
2010 Scotland U-17 6 (0)
2012 Scotland U-18 2 (0)
2012 Scotland U-19 4 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 29 October 2022 (UTC)

Thomas Reilly (born 15 September 1994) is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder or forward for Kelty Hearts. [1] He has also played for St Mirren, Elgin City and Forfar Athletic, as well as Albion Rovers on loan.

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Club career

St Mirren

Reilly was born in Irvine. A member of St Mirren's under-19 squad, [2] in November 2011, Reilly was sent on loan to Albion Rovers to gain first team experience. On his return he made his Scottish Premier League debut as a substitute aged just 17 [3] against Hearts at Tynecastle. [4]

After limited chances in the Saints first team, Reilly did feature more in season 2014–15 – mainly as a substitute – but failed to win a new contract during pre-season in the summer of 2015, and as such was released by the club. [5]

Albion Rovers (loan)

On 16 November 2011 he joined Scottish Second Division side Albion Rovers on a month loan deal. [6] Reilly made his debut on 19 November as a substitute against Ross County in the Scottish Cup, [7] with his league debut coming on 26 November against Stenhousemuir. [8] After four appearances his loan was extended for another month. [9] In all he made six appearances whilst on loan with his last appearance coming on 2 January against Airdrie United. [10]

Elgin City

On 11 September 2015, Reilly signed for Scottish League Two club Elgin City. [11] Reilly spent three seasons with Elgin before departing in May 2018. [12]

Forfar Athletic

In May 2018, Reilly agreed to sign for Scottish League One side Forfar Athletic for the 2018–19 season. [12]

International

Reilly has represented Scotland at under-15 [13] and under-16 level during 2009. [14] He made his under-17 debut on 3 August 2010 against Sweden as a substitute. [15] In all he made six appearances for the under-17 team. [16]

Career statistics

As of match played 20 April 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeague Scottish Cup League Cup OtherTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
St Mirren 2011–12 [17] Scottish Premier League 4000000040
2012–13 [18] 91100000101
2013–14 [19] Scottish Premiership 80200000100
2014–15 [20] 200201000230
St Mirren total411501000471
Albion Rovers (loan) 2011–12 [17] Scottish Second Division 5010000060
Elgin City 2015–16 [21] Scottish League Two 30220003 [lower-alpha 1] 0352
2016–17 [22] 35220401 [lower-alpha 2] 0422
2017–18 [23] 33520423 [lower-alpha 2] 0427
Elgin City total98950827011911
Forfar Athletic 2018–19 [24] Scottish League One 280204010350
Career total167101301328020112
  1. One appearance in the Scottish Challenge Cup and two in the League Two play-offs
  2. 1 2 Appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup

Honours

Kelty Hearts

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