Tom Fairfoul

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Tom Fairfoul
Personal information
Full name Thomas Fairfoul
Date of birth(1881-01-16)16 January 1881
Place of birth West Calder, Scotland
Date of death 1952 (aged 7071)
Place of death Scotland
Position(s) Half-back
Youth career
Lanark Athletic
Patna Doon Athletic
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1904–1906 Kilmarnock 42 (7)
1906–1913 Third Lanark 206 (27)
1913–1915 Liverpool 62 (0)
International career
1909 Scottish Football League XI [1] 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Thomas Fairfoul (16 January 1881 – 1952) was a Scottish footballer who played as a right-half.

Born in West Calder, West Lothian, Fairfoul made over 200 senior appearances in Scottish football, playing for Kilmarnock [2] and Third Lanark, [3] before moving south of the border to join Liverpool in 1913. [4] He spent two years with the club, where his fortunes were mixed. He played in the 1914 FA Cup Final, ending on the losing side, but was later suspended by the FA for his involvement in the betting scandal of 1915. Fairfoul was re-instated after the break for World War I but did not return to football.

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References

  1. (SFL player) Tom Fairfoul, London Hearts Supporters Club
  2. (Kilmarnock player) Fairfoul, Thomas, FitbaStats
  3. (Third Lanark player) Fairfoul, T, FitbaStats
  4. [A Record of pre-war Scottish League Players], John Litster / Scottish Football Historian magazine, October 2012