Tom Coxon

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Tom Coxon
Personal information
Full name Thomas Coxon [1]
Date of birth(1883-06-10)10 June 1883 [2]
Place of birth Hanley, Staffordshire, England [2]
Date of death 30 January 1942(1942-01-30) (aged 58) [1]
Place of death Cleethorpes, England [1]
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) [3]
Position(s) Winger
Youth career
Senior career*
1902–1903 Burslem Port Vale 5 (4)
1903–1904 Stoke 25 (5)
1905 Middlesbrough 11 (1)
1906–1907 Burslem Port Vale 37 (9)
1907 Stoke 9 (1)
1908–1910 Grimsby Town 61 (6)
Grimsby Rovers
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Thomas Coxon (10 June 1883 – 30 January 1942) was an English footballer who played in the English Football League for Burslem Port Vale, Stoke, Middlesbrough, Grimsby Town, and Leyton. [1]



Coxon played for Bradeley, before joining Burslem Port Vale in August 1902. [2] He played two Second Division games in the 1902–03 season, and opened his account for the 1903–04 season with four goals in three games against Preston North End, Bradford City (2), and Grimsby Town. [2] This made an impression on rivals Stoke, who bought him for a £200 fee in October 1903. [2] He scored five goals in 21 First Division games in the rest of the 1903–04 campaign, finding himself in the scoresheet in games with Bury, Blackburn Rovers, The Wednesday, Everton, and Small Heath. However, he lost his first team place at the Victoria Ground in the 1904–05 season, playing in just four matches. He was then sold to league rivals Middlesbrough. [1] After spending the 1905–06 season at Ayresome Park, he returned to Burslem Port Vale in May 1906. [2] He was a firm first team regular at the Athletic Ground in the 1906–07 season, scoring 12 goals in 41 league and cup games. [2] Coxon re-signed for Stoke after Vale suffered a financial crisis and went into liquidation at the end of the season. [2] He played twelve matches for the "Potters" in 1907–08, but left for Grimsby Town after Stoke also had severe finical problems and entered liquidation. [1] He scored six goals in 61 Second Division games for the "Mariners", but left Blundell Park after Grimsby were not re-elected to the English Football League in 1909–10. He later played for Leyton and Grimsby Rovers.

Career statistics

Source: [4]

ClubSeasonDivisionLeagueFA CupTotal
Burslem Port Vale 1902–03 Second Division 200020
1903–04 Second Division340034
Stoke 1903–04 First Division 21510225
1904–05 First Division400040
Middlesbrough 1905–06 First Division11100111
Burslem Port Vale 1906–07 Second Division379434112
Stoke 1907–08 Second Division9130121
Grimsby Town 1908–09 Second Division36610376
1909–10 Second Division25010260
Career total1482610315829

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