Tom Lang

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Tom Lang
Personal information
Full name Thomas Lang
Date of birth (1997-06-12) 12 June 1997 (age 26)
Place of birth Oxford, [1] England
Position(s) Defender
Team information
Current team
Falkirk
Number 2
Youth career
2010–2015 Birmingham City
2015–2016 Rangers
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2017 Dumbarton 6 (0)
2017 Stranraer 3 (0)
2018–2019 Clyde 29 (0)
2019–2020 Dunfermline Athletic 0 (0)
2020Clyde (loan) 7 (1)
2020–2021 Clyde 8 (0)
2021–2023 Raith Rovers 30 (1)
2023– Falkirk 5 (0)
International career
2013–2014 Scotland U17s [2] 10 (1)
Medal record
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
UEFA European U-17 Championship
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2014 Malta Team Competition
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 13:05, 30 July 2023 (UTC)

Tom Lang (born 12 June 1997) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a defender for Falkirk. He started his career as a youth player with Birmingham City and Rangers, and has also played for Dumbarton, Stranraer, Clyde, Dunfermline Athletic and Raith Rovers.

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Career

Lang started his career with Birmingham City before joining Rangers in July 2015. [3] He left Rangers in the summer of 2016 and after trial spells with Dundee United, Barnsley, QPR [4] and Southend United, [5] signed for Dumbarton in January 2017. [6] He left the club in May 2017 [7]

He signed for Stranraer on 21 May 2017, [8] however found his opportunities limited playing just six times. In December 2017 it was announced that he was leaving the blues along with Danny Stoney and Ryan Wallace, and joining Scottish League Two side Clyde. [9] Lang made his debut against Annan Athletic in a 0–0 draw at Broadwood. After impressing with the club he signed an extended deal until the end of the 2018–19 season in February 2018. [10]

After achieving promotion through the play-offs, Lang attracted the interest of Scottish Championship club Dunfermline Athletic. On 19 June 2019, he signed a two-year deal with the East End Park side. [11] Lang was loaned back to Clyde in January 2020. [12] After one season and one appearance, Lang left Dunfermline to re-sign for Clyde in October 2020. [13]

Lang agreed a pre-contract deal with Raith Rovers in February 2021. [14]

In June 2023, Lang signed a two-year contract with Falkirk. [15]

Personal life

Lang is the great grandson of Newcastle United's FA Cup winner Tommy Lang. [16]

Career statistics

As of 30 July 2023
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeague Scottish Cup League Cup OtherTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Dumbarton 2016–17 [17] Scottish Championship 6000000060
Stranraer 2017–18 [18] Scottish League One 3000201 [lower-alpha 1] 060
Clyde 2017–18 [18] Scottish League Two 100000000100
2018–19 [19] 19010004 [lower-alpha 2] 0240
Total290100040340
Dunfermline Athletic 2019–20 [20] Scottish Championship 0000001 [lower-alpha 1] 010
Clyde (loan) 2019–20 [20] Scottish League One 7120000091
Clyde 2020–21 [21] 150002000170
Raith Rovers 2021–22 [22] Scottish Championship 16020002 [lower-alpha 1] 0200
2022–23 [23] 14130003 [lower-alpha 1] 0201
Total301500050401
Falkirk 2023–24 [24] Scottish League One 0000420042
Career total90280821101174

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