|Full name||Thomas Urwin|
|Date of birth||5 February 1896|
|Place of birth||Haswell, England|
|Date of death||7 May 1968 72)(aged|
|Playing position||Outside forward|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Thomas Urwin (5 February 1896 – 7 May 1968) was an English international footballer, who played as an outside forward.
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