Thomas Scott (footballer)

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Thomas Scott
Personal information
Full name Thomas Scott
Date of birth 6 July 1895
Place of birth Crieff, Scotland [1]
Date of death 15 September 1976(1976-09-15) (aged 81) [2]
Place of death Denny, Scotland
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) [3]
Position(s) Right back
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
Denny Hibernian
1917–1929 Falkirk  387 (15)
1929–1930 Morton  23 (0)
Total410(15)
National team
1922 Scottish League XI 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Thomas Scott (6 July 1895 – 15 September 1976) was a Scottish footballer who played as a right back, primarily for Falkirk, [4] [5] where he spent 12 years and was the club's regular penalty taker for much of that time (anecdotally it is reported that when such a kick was awarded he would jog up from his defensive position to the penalty spot and strike the ball at goal without pausing). [6]

Scott was selected once for the Scottish Football League XI (goalkeeper Thomas Ferguson, his Falkirk teammate for a decade, also played in that match), [7] and was a member of a Scottish Football Association party which toured North America in 1927, [8] [9] but never received a full cap for Scotland.

He was also an accomplished golfer, challenging for the club championship at his local course. [10]

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References

  1. Statutory registers - Births - Search results, ScotlandsPeople
  2. Thomas Scott, Find A Grave
  3. Season preview 1927-28: Falkirk F.C., The Athletic News, 1 August 1927, via Play Up Liverpool
  4. John Litster (October 2012). "A Record of pre-war Scottish League Players". Scottish Football Historian magazine.{{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. Scott Thomas Image 2 Falkirk 1922, Vintage Footballers
  6. Thomas Scott, Falkirk Football Historian, 19 November 2013
  7. "[SFL player] A Scott [sic]". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  8. Neil Morrison (4 January 2018). "British "FA XI" Tours: 1927 Tour of Canada by the Scottish FA". RSSSF . Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  9. "Scottish Football Association Tour, 1927". Canadian Soccer History. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  10. Denny Golf Club, Stirlingshire. (1896 - 1950s), Golf's Missing Links