Tom Simpson (footballer)

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Tom Simpson
Personal information
Full nameThomas Simpson [1]
Date of birth 1880 [1]
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
Cross Heath
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1900–1901 Stoke 0 (0)
1901–1904 Burslem Port Vale 51 (16)
1904–1906 Bury 20 (8)
Total71(24)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Simpson (born 1880; date of death unknown) was a footballer who played as a forward for Stoke, Burslem Port Vale, and Bury in the early 1900s.

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Playing career

Simpson played for Cross Heath and Stoke, before joining nearby Burslem Port Vale in August 1901. [1] He played six Second Division matches in the 1901–02 season and played 11 league games in the 1902–03 season. [1] He scored his first goal in the Football League in a 3–1 win over Burnley at the Athletic Ground on 30 March 1903. [1] He went on to score 15 goals in 30 league and FA Cup games in the 1903–04 campaign, including strikes against both Woolwich Arsenal and Manchester United. [1] He scored four goals in ten league games in the 1904–05 season, and also claimed a hat-trick against Stoke in the Birmingham Senior Cup. [1] He was sold to Bury for a £200 fee in December 1904. [1] The "Shakers" posted 17th-place finishes in the First Division in 1904–05 and 1905–06, with Simpson contributing eight goals in 20 league games at Gigg Lane.

Statistics

Source: [2]

ClubSeasonDivisionLeagueFA CupTotal
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Stoke 1900–01 First Division 000000
Burslem Port Vale 1901–02 Second Division 600060
1902–03 Second Division11100111
1903–04 Second Division2411643015
1904–05 Second Division10400104
Total5116645720
Bury 1904–05 First Division13621157
1905–06 First Division720072
Total20821229
Career total7124857929

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 268. ISBN   0-9529152-0-0.
  2. Tom Simpson at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)