Tom Buchan

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Tom Buchan
Personal information
Full name Thomas Murray Buchan
Date of birth September 1889
Place of birth Plumstead, England
Date of death 1952 (aged 6263)
Height5 ft 9+12 in (1.77 m) [1]
Position(s) Left half
Senior career*
Woodhall Thistle
1910 Sunderland 0 (0)
Sunderland Rovers
1913 Blackpool 24 (2)
1914 Bolton Wanderers 116 (14)
1923 Tranmere Rovers 36 (0)
Atherton Collieries
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Thomas Murray Buchan (September 1889 – 1952) was an English professional footballer. A left half who was also capable of playing as a right half or inside right, he played for nine clubs in his career. He was the older brother of Charlie Buchan.


Buchan began his career with non-League clubs Woodhall Thistle and Northfleet United. In 1911 he signed for Leyton and then Sunderland, but did not make any Football League appearances for the Black Cats.

He signed for Blackpool in 1913. He made 24 League appearances for the Seasiders, scoring two goals. In 1914 he joined nearby Bolton Wanderers, for whom he made 116 League appearances and scored fourteen goals in eight years.

He spent a season with Tranmere Rovers in 1923–24, before finishing his career with Runcorn and Atherton.

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  1. Harricus (22 August 1921). "First Division prospects. Bolton Wanderers". Athletic News. Manchester. p. 5.