Thomas Thompson (footballer)

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Thomas Thompson
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Full nameThomas Thompson
Date of birth 1879
Place of birth Smethwick, England
Date of death 1939 (aged 5960)
Place of death Birmingham, England
Playing position Outside left
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
Nettlefolds
1902–1903 Small Heath 1 (0)
1903–19?? Oldbury Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Thompson (1879–1939) was an English professional footballer who played in the Football League for Small Heath. [1]

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Birmingham City Football Club is a professional association football club based in the city of Birmingham, England. Formed in 1875 as Small Heath Alliance, they became Small Heath in 1888, then Birmingham in 1905, finally becoming Birmingham City in 1943. The first team competes in the EFL Championship, the second tier of the English football league system.

Thompson was born in Smethwick, Staffordshire. He was playing for Nettlefolds' works team when Small Heath signed him, attracted by his pace on the left wing. [2] His debut, on 24 January 1903 in a Second Division game away at Preston North End which Small Heath lost 2–1, was his only first-team appearance, [3] and he returned that same year to non-league football with Oldbury Town. [2]

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He died in Birmingham in 1939. [2]

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References

  1. Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 258. ISBN   978-1-899468-67-6.
  2. 1 2 3 Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 129. ISBN   978-1-85983-010-9.
  3. Matthews, p. 149.