Tommy Becton

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Tommy Becton
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Full nameThomas Becton
Date of birth 1878
Place of birth Preston, England
Date of death(1957-08-11)11 August 1957 (aged 78–79)
Place of death Fulwood, England
Playing position(s) Inside left/Outside left
Senior career*
1897–1898 Preston North End 4 (0)
1898–1899 New Brighton Tower 24 (7)
1899–1900 Sunderland 14 (7)
1900–1901 Kettering Town
1901–1902 Bristol Rovers 25 (3)
1902–? Kettering Town
000 Oswaldtwistle Rovers
000 Colne
000 Rossendale United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Becton (1878–11 August 1957) was a professional footballer, who played in The Football League for Preston North End, New Brighton Tower and Sunderland, as well as playing professionally for a number of teams outside the Football League.

Becton was a forward, who played in the inside left and outside left positions, starting out with his home town club, Preston North End. He moved to the now-defunct New Brighton Tower in 1898, and to Sunderland a year later. [1] Following this he played for a series of non-Football League clubs, starting with Kettering Town in 1900. He moved to Southern League side Bristol Rovers in 1901, before returning to Kettering after a year. [2]

He went on to play for Oswaldtwistle Rovers and Colne, and ended his career playing with Rossendale United. [1]

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  1. 1 2 Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888–1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 21. ISBN   1-899468-67-6.
  2. Byrne, Stephen; Jay, Mike (2003). Bristol Rovers Football Club - The Definitive History 1883-2003. Stroud: Tempus. p. 489. ISBN   0-7524-2717-2.