Thomas Roberts (footballer)

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Thomas Roberts
Personal information
Full nameThomas Roberts
Date of birth c. 1903
Place of birth Bristol, England
Date of death Unknown
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Inside forward/Wing half
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
Fairfield United
000?–1924 Bedminster Victoria
1924–1925 Trowbridge Town 10 (2)
1925–1930 Bristol Rovers 120 (6)
1930–? Lovell's Athletic
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Roberts was a professional footballer who played 120 games in The Football League as an inside forward and wing half for Bristol Rovers between 1925 and 1930. [1]

Association football team field sport

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Bristol Rovers F.C. association football club

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Roberts was born in Bristol in the early 20th century and started his footballing career in the Bristol and Suburban Association Football League. He joined Trowbridge Town from Bedminster Victoria in 1924, and after playing just ten League games for Trowbridge he took part in a trial with Football League club Bristol Rovers. The trial was a successful one, and he signed for Rovers on 11 March 1925. He went on to play 120 times in the League, scoring six times, before joining Welsh club Lovells Athletic in 1930. [2]

Bristol and Suburban Association Football League

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Trowbridge Town Football Club is a football club based in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England. They are currently members of the Wiltshire League and play at Woodmarsh on the southern edge of the town.

Following the end of his playing days he emigrated to Canada. [2]

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References

  1. Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888–1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 223. ISBN   1899468676.
  2. 1 2 Jay, Mike; Byrne, Stephen (1994). Pirates in Profile: A Who's Who of Bristol Rovers Players. Bristol: Potten, Baber & Murray. p. 223. ISBN   0-9524835-0-5.