|Full name||Thomas Henry Naisby|
|Date of birth||12 March 1878|
|Place of birth||Sunderland, England|
|Date of death||1927 (aged 48–49)|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|1897–1898||Sunderland East End|
|1899–1903||Sunderland West End|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals|
Thomas Henry Naisby (12 March 1878 – 1927) was an English professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Sunderland.
Tyne and Wear is ceremonial county in North East England. It borders Northumberland to the north and County Durham to the south, and the largest settlement is the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
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