Thomas Spilsbury

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Thomas Spilsbury
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Spilsbury in a Burslem Port Vale squad photo in 1898
Personal information
Full nameThomas John Spilsbury [1]
Date of birth 1874
Place of birth Stoke-upon-Trent, England
Date of death 1947 (aged 7273)
Playing position(s) Left-back
Youth career
Dresden United
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1897–1901 Burslem Port Vale 41 (0)
Total41(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas John "Spill" Spilsbury (1874–1947) was a footballer who played 57 games at left-back for Burslem Port Vale (25 in the Midland Football League, 16 in the Football League).

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Playing career

Spilsbury played for Dresden United, before joining Burslem Port Vale in February 1897. [1] His debut match could hardly have gone better; an 8–0 romp over Grantham Rovers at the Athletic Ground. [1] He was a regular until January 1899, and was a member of the 1898 Staffordshire Senior Cup winning side during his run. [1] He played 15 Second Division and two FA Cup games in the 1898–99 season, but featured just once in the 1899–1900 season and retired at the end of the 1900–01 campaign. [1]

Statistics

Source: [2]

ClubSeasonDivisionLeague FA Cup Total
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Burslem Port Vale 1896–97 Midland League 900090
1897–98Midland League16050210
1898–99 Second Division 15020170
1899–1900 Second Division100010
Total41070480

Honours

Port Vale

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 277. ISBN   0-9529152-0-0.
  2. Thomas Spilsbury at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)