Tom Forrester

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Tom Forrester
Personal information
Full name Thomas Forrester [1]
Date of birth June 1864 [1]
Place of birth Stoke-upon-Trent, England [1]
Date of death ?
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
1887 Trentham
1888–1889 Stoke 0 (0)
1889–1892 Stoke St Peter's
1892–1894 Ardwick 10 (2)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Thomas Forrester (June 1864 – ?) was an English footballer who played for Ardwick and Stoke. [1]



Forrester played for Trentham before he joined Stoke in 1888. [1] He was a member of Stoke's reserve side the 'Swifts' and was overlooked by manager Harry Lockett for the first team. [1] His only senior appearance came in the FA Cup against Warwick County. [1] Stoke lost and most of the reserve players including Forrester were released. He later went on to play for Stoke St Peter's. [1]

From there he joined Ardwick on 5 October 1892. [2] He made his Football League debut on 26 November 1892 against Burton Swifts and went on to score twice in 10 appearances for Ardwick.

Career statistics

ClubSeasonLeagueFA CupTotal
Stoke 1888–89 [1] The Football League 001010
Ardwick 1892–93 [3] Second Division 410041
1893–94 [3] Second Division610061
Career total10210112

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  2. Toovey, Paul (2009). Manchester City –The Birth of the Blues 1880–1894. Stockport: Paul Toovey. p. 161. ISBN   978-0-9561910-0-7.
  3. 1 2 Tom Forrester at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)