Tom Tranter

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Tom Tranter
Personal information
Date of birth 1940
Place of birth Shropshire, England
Date of death 2005 (aged 6465)
Place of death British Virgin Islands
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
1970 Hayes 1 (0)
Teams managed
1973–1979 England women
1979 Keflavík
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas G. Tranter (1940–2005) was an English academic, and football player and football coach. He was head coach of the England women's national football team for six years during the 1970s. [1]

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Tranter worked as a coach with Hayes and played for the first team. [2] While coaching at amateur club Southall, Tranter motivated a young Gordon Hill who returned to the professional ranks with Millwall and went on to play for Manchester United and England. [3]

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Tranter also coached at Woking, Slough Town and Brentford, as well as being sent on various foreign assignments in his capacity as a Football Association staff coach, including coaching the England's Women Team between 1973 and 1979. [4] In 1979, he went to Iceland to coach Keflavík. [5]

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In his academic career Tranter worked at Brunel University for 34 years and was made an honorary fellow in 2003, after retiring in July 2002. [6]

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