Tom Field

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Tom Field
Personal information
Full name Thomas Geoffrey Field [1]
Date of birth (1997-03-14) 14 March 1997 (age 26)
Place of birth Kingston upon Thames, England [2]
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.77 m) [2]
Position(s) Left back
Team information
Current team
Cavalry FC
Number 12
Youth career
0000–2012 Leatherhead
2012–2015 Brentford
Senior career*
2015–2020 Brentford 17 (1)
2017–2018Bradford City (loan) 8 (0)
2018–2019Cheltenham Town (loan) 6 (0)
2020 Dundee 1 (0)
2021–2022 Cavalry FC 11 (0)
2023 Calgary Foothills 0 (0)
2023– Cavalry FC 4 (0)
International career
2012 Republic of Ireland U16 2 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 10:46, 17 September 2023 (UTC)

Thomas Geoffrey Field (born 14 March 1997) is a professional footballer who plays as a left back for Canadian Premier League club Cavalry FC.


A product of the Brentford Academy, Field graduated into the senior team in 2016. A fringe player, he departed to join Dundee in 2020. He moved to Canada later that year and played for Cavalry FC and Calgary Foothills. Born in England, Field was capped by the Republic of Ireland at U16 level.

Club career


Youth years (2012–2016)

Field began his career with spells in the youth systems at non-League clubs Kingstonian and Leatherhead and then joined the academy at Brentford at age 15. [3] [4] He was a part of the Bees' U15 team which won the Junior category in the 2012 Milk Cup. [5] Field progressed to sign scholarship forms at the end of the 2012–13 season and made 45 appearances and scored two goals for the youth team over the following two seasons. [6] [7] [8] [9] Moving from the wing to left back, he made his Development Squad debut while an U17 and signed a one-year Development Squad contract at the end of the 2014–15 season. [10] [11] Field signed a new 18-month contract in November 2015 and made his first team debut with a start in a 3–0 victory over West London rivals Fulham on 30 April 2016. [5] He assisted Scott Hogan for one of the goals from a corner, but was forced off after 53 minutes with a calf injury. [12]

First team (2016–17)

Field was promoted into the first team group during the 2016–17 pre-season and the departure of long-term left back Jake Bidwell on 1 July 2016, meant that he became the only available senior left back, [13] which allowed him to play the full 90 minutes in friendlies versus Vfl Bochum and Wycombe Wanderers. [14] Field made his first competitive appearance of the season versus Exeter City in the EFL Cup first round on 9 August 2016, and played the full 120 minutes of the extra time defeat, [15] but he could not break into the league lineup due to the arrival of loan left back Callum Elder. [15] After a period out with an injured groin, [3] he made his first league appearance of the season as a second-half substitute for Yoann Barbet during a 2–1 victory over Burton Albion on 10 December. [15] After two further starts, Field signed a 3+12-year first team contract on 23 December. [4] He scored the first senior goals of his career with a brace in a 5–1 FA Cup third round victory over Eastleigh on 7 January 2017. [15] Field lost his place to fit-again Rico Henry in February and ended the 2016–17 season with 17 appearances and three goals. [15]

Out of favour (2017–2020)

With ample cover for Rico Henry at full back, Field joined League One club Bradford City on loan until 1 January 2018, [16] as cover for the injured Adam Chicksen. [17] He made five appearances before dropping to the bench in mid-September after Chicksen returned to fitness. [18] Despite Chicksen suffering a long-term injury in mid-October, [19] Field made just three further appearances before returning to Brentford when his loan expired. [16] [18] Field's only call into a Brentford matchday squad during the second half of 2017–18 came on the final day of the season, when he was an unused substitute during a 1–1 draw with Hull City. [2]

After two EFL Cup appearances in August 2018, [20] Field joined League Two club Cheltenham Town on loan until 1 January 2019. [21] In an injury-affected spell, [22] he made just 11 appearances before his loan expired. [23] After his return to Brentford, injuries to full backs Henrik Dalsgaard and Rico Henry saw Field make his final appearance of the season as a substitute for stand-in right back Sergi Canós after 83 minutes of a 1–0 win over Aston Villa on 13 February 2019. [20] [24] [25]

After failing to win a call into a matchday squad thus far during the 2019–20 season, Field was made available for transfer in January 2020. [26] He departed the club on the final day of the January 2020 transfer window and ended his time at Griffin Park with 21 appearances and three goals. [27] [28]


On 31 January 2020, Field joined Scottish Championship club Dundee on a contract running until the end of the 2019–20 season. [29] Field made his only appearance for the club as a substitute for Declan McDaid after 75 minutes of a 0–0 draw with Ayr United on 7 March 2020. [30] As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic leading to the suspension and cancellation of the season, [31] Field's contract was extended to 1 July, [32] after which he was released. [33]

Cavalry FC

On 28 December 2020, Field signed a multi-year contract with Canadian Premier League club Cavalry FC. [34] Either side of three months sidelined with a torn hip flexor, [35] he made 12 appearances during a 2021 season which ended with defeat in the play-off semi-finals. [2] [36] Field was retained for the 2022 season, [35] but missed the club's pre-season training camp and the entire regular season due to a "freak training accident", [37] which required knee surgery. [38] [39] [40] On 8 November 2022, it was announced that Field had departed the club. [41] In January 2023, he joined FC Tigers Vancouver for off-season training. [40]

Calgary Foothills

On 5 May 2023, Field transferred to League1 Alberta club Calgary Foothills and played in the non-competitive 2023 Exhibition Series season. [42] Off the back of an unbeaten regular season, [43] Field captained the club to victory in the championship final. [44]

Return to Cavalry FC

Having proved his fitness while away from the club, Field returned to Cavalry FC on 11 August 2023 and signed a contract running until the end of the 2023 season, with the option of a further year. [45]

International career

Field was capped by the Republic of Ireland U16 team in two friendlies versus Estonia in Dublin in November 2012. [46]

Personal life

Field is a Brentford supporter. [47]

Career statistics

As of match played 16 September 2023
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeagueNational cup [lower-alpha 1] League cup [lower-alpha 2] OtherTotal
Brentford 2015–16 [48] Championship 10000010
2016–17 [15] Championship1511210173
2017–18 [18] Championship000000
2018–19 [20] Championship102030
Bradford City (loan) 2017–18 [18] League One 8000100090
Cheltenham Town (loan) 2018–19 [20] League Two 60104 [lower-alpha 3] 0110
Dundee 2019–20 [30] Scottish Championship 1010
Cavalry FC 2021 [2] Canadian Premier League 110001 [lower-alpha 4] 0120
2023 [2] 4040
Career total471224050583
  1. Includes FA Cup, Canadian Championship
  2. Includes EFL Cup
  3. Appearances in EFL Trophy
  4. Appearance in Canadian Premier League play-offs


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