Tom Garneys

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Tom Garneys
Personal information
Full name Thomas Thurston Garneys [1]
Date of birth 25 August 1923
Place of birth Leytonstone, England
Date of death 13 March 2007(2007-03-13) (aged 83) [1]
Place of death Basildon, England
Position(s) Centre forward
Senior career*
Walthamstow Avenue
0000–1948 Leytonstone
1948–1949 Notts County 0 (0)
1949 Chingford Town
1949–1951 Brentford 12 (2)
1951–1958 Ipswich Town 247 (123)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Thomas Thurston Garneys (25 August 1923 – 13 March 2007) was an English professional footballer who made over 240 appearances as a centre forward in the Football League for Ipswich Town. [1] He scored 143 goals in a seven-year spell, which was cut short by a persistent back injury. [2]


Personal life

After his retirement from football, Garneys ran The Milestone pub (now known as The Mulberry Tree) in Ipswich. [3] [4] At the time of his death, he was living at a nursing home in Basildon. [3]

Career statistics

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeagueFA CupOtherTotal
Brentford 1949–50 [5] Second Division 110011
1950–51 [5] 11100111
Ipswich Town 1951–52 [2] Third Division South 4515651 [lower-alpha 1] 05220
1952–53 [2] 3418664024
1953–54 [2] 4419755124
1954–55 [2] Second Division2320112421
1955–56 [2] Third Division South3619003619
1956–57 [2] 2812333115
1957–58 [2] Second Division3319003319
1958–59 [2] 410041
Career total259125252010285150
  1. Appearance in Ipswich Hospital Cup


Ipswich Town

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