Tom Fairley

Last updated

Tom Fairley
Personal information
Full name Thomas Fairley
Date of birth(1932-10-12)12 October 1932
Place of birth Houghton-le-Spring, England
Date of death 16 April 2018(2018-04-16) (aged 85)
Place of death South Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
Bankhead Juniors
Senior career*
1951–1956 Sunderland 2 (0)
1956–1959 Carlisle United 56 (0)
1959–19?? Cambridge City
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Thomas Fairley (12 October 1932 - 16 April 2018) was an English professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Sunderland. [1] [2]

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Sunderland A.F.C.</span> Association football club in England

Sunderland Association Football Club is an English professional football club based in the city of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. Formed in 1879, Sunderland play in the Championship, the second tier of English football. The club has won six top-flight titles in the First Division, and has finished runners-up five times. The club has also won the FA Cup twice and been runners-up twice, as well as winning the FA Charity Shield in 1936 and being finalists the following year. Sunderland have also been Football League Cup finalists in 1985 and 2014.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Stadium of Light</span> Football stadium in Sunderland, England

The Stadium of Light is an all-seater football stadium in Sunderland, England, and the eighth and current home to Sunderland A.F.C. With space for 49,000 spectators, the Stadium of Light is the ninth largest football stadium in England. The stadium primarily hosts Sunderland A.F.C. home matches. The stadium was named by chairman Bob Murray to reflect the coal mining heritage of the North East and the former Monkwearmouth Colliery site on which it stands. A Davy lamp monument stands at the entrance to reflect the coal mining industry that brought prosperity to the town.

Sunderland Albion Football Club was an English association football club based in Sunderland, England, formed in 1888. Sunderland Albion and Sunderland A.F.C. were rivals for the period before Albion disbanded in 1892. The club was reformed in 2020 but has ceased operations as of 2022.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Niall Quinn</span> Irish association football player and manager

Niall John Quinn is an Irish former professional footballer, manager, businessman and sports television pundit.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">City of Sunderland</span> Metropolitan borough with city status in England

The City of Sunderland is a metropolitan borough with city status in the metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear, England. It is named after its largest settlement, Sunderland, spanning a far larger area, including nearby towns including Washington, Hetton-le-Hole and Houghton-le-Spring, as well as the surrounding villages and hamlets. The district also forms a large majority of Wearside which includes Chester-le-Street in County Durham.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Charlie Buchan</span> English footballer

Charles Murray Buchan was an English footballer, sporting journalist and commentator.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Adam Johnson (footballer)</span> English association football player (born 1987)

Adam Johnson is an English former professional footballer who played as a winger. A product of the Middlesbrough youth academy, he came to prominence after making his debut aged 17 in a UEFA Cup match. He made 120 appearances for Middlesbrough, also spending time on loan at Leeds United and Watford.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Tracy Rocker</span> American football player and coach (born 1966)

Tracy Quinton Rocker is an American football coach and former player who is the defensive line coach for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL).

<span class="mw-page-title-main">History of Sunderland A.F.C.</span>

Sunderland Association Football Club are an English association football club based in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. They were formed in 1879, and played several years in the FA Cup and local cup competitions before joining the Football League in the 1890–91 season in place of Stoke. They played in the top league in England until the 1957–58, season when they were relegated into the Second Division. Sunderland are England's sixth most successful club of all time, having won the English League championship six times: in 1892, 1893, 1895, 1902, 1913, and, most recently, in 1936. They have also been runners-up on a further five occasions: in 1894, 1898, 1901, 1923 and 1935.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Sunderland A.F.C. Ladies</span> Football club

Sunderland Association Football Club Ladies is an English women's football club that plays in the Women's Championship. They play their home games at the Eppleton Colliery Welfare Ground in Hetton-le-Hole, in the City of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Neil Hamilton Fairley</span> Australian physician and soldier

Brigadier Sir Neil Hamilton Fairley, was an Australian physician, medical scientist, and army officer who was instrumental in saving thousands of Allied lives from malaria and other diseases.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Tyne–Wear derby</span> Long-standing rivalry between Newcastle United and Sunderland AFC

The Tyne–Wear derby, also known as the North East derby, is a local derby between the association football clubs Sunderland and Newcastle United. The derby is an inter-city rivalry in North East England with the two cities of Sunderland and Newcastle upon Tyne just 12 miles (19 km) apart. Sunderland play their home matches at the Stadium of Light whilst Newcastle play their home matches at St. James’ Park. The first meeting of the two sides took place in 1883, with the first competitive fixture being an FA Cup tie in 1888 which Sunderland won 2–0 over Newcastle East End.

Ian Fairley is a former Australian rules footballer who played for North Melbourne during the 1980s and 1990s. A utility player, he was the club's leading goalkicker in 1989 and retired after winning the 1996 Grand Final with North Melbourne in which he kicked the final goal of the game. He is the father of Zachary Fairley

Brian Fairley is a Scottish former association football manager.

The Tees–Wear derby is a football local derby contested between Middlesbrough F.C. and Sunderland A.F.C. who are separated by 2 rivers and 30 miles, in the North East of England. Broadly, Sunderland fans based in the City of Sunderland and further north towards Tyneside focus most of their attention on Newcastle. Middlesbrough is not classed as a major rival in these areas primarily due to the increased distance from Teesside, and the lack of regular interaction with Teessiders. The rivalry of the Tees-Wear derby, however, is much more intense and evenly balanced in southern County Durham, where fans of both clubs live and work close together and interact regularly.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Michelle Fairley</span> Northern Irish actress

Michelle Fairley is an actress from Northern Ireland. She is best known for playing Catelyn Stark in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011–2013). She has since appeared in the USA Network series Suits (2013), the Fox series 24: Live Another Day (2014), the RTÉ miniseries Rebellion (2016), the science fiction series The Feed (2019), and the Sky Atlantic crime drama Gangs of London (2020–).

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Nick Fairley</span> American football player (born 1988)

Nicholas Lachester Fairley is a former American football defensive tackle. He played college football for Auburn University, where he was recognized as an All-American and was a member of a BCS National Championship team. Fairley was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He has also played for the St. Louis Rams and the New Orleans Saints.

Rolland Fairley was an Australian rules footballer who played with South Melbourne and Hawthorn in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

<i>Sunderland Til I Die</i> 2018 British sports documentary series

Sunderland 'Til I Die is a sports documentary series. Produced by Fulwell 73, the series documents the events around English football club Sunderland A.F.C.

Malcolm Fairley is a British criminal and sex offender, who in 1984 committed a series of burglaries and violent sexual crimes in the Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire areas of England, and more specifically, in an area of those counties known as the Triangle. Fairley earned the nickname The Fox because he would build dens in the houses of his victims, before committing his crimes, which included rape, indecent assault and violent assault on the occupants.


  1. Dykes, Garth; Lamming, Doug (2000). All the Lads: A Complete Who's Who of Sunderland AFC. Great Britain. ISBN   9781899538157.
  2. "Tom Fairley". Barry Hugman's Footballers Post-War Premier & Football League Players' Records. Retrieved 20 January 2021.