Tommy Coyle

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Tommy Coyle
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Full nameThomas Coyle
Date of birth (1959-01-09) 9 January 1959 (age 61)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
19??–1978 Shettleston ? (?)
1978–1987 Dumbarton [1] 286 (23)
1987–1989 St Johnstone 68 (15)
1989–1991 Clydebank [2] 42 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Coyle (born 9 January 1959) is a Scottish former professional football midfielder. His brothers Joe and Owen also played professionally.

Coyle began his career with non-league Shettleston before signing for Dumbarton in 1978. He established himself in the first team at Boghead Park and, along with Albert Craig, scored in a 2–2 draw with Clyde that ensured Dumbarton promotion to the Scottish Premier Division for the first time. [3]

Aside from playing in the club's only season in the revamped top division Coyle appeared in the first team alongside both of his brothers. [4] He left Dumbarton in 1987 and went on to play for St Johnstone and Clydebank.

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References

  1. McAllister, Jim (2002). The Sons of the Rock - The Official History of Dumbarton Football Club. Dumbarton: J&J Robertson Printers.
  2. Tommy Coyle at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  3. NOW YOU KNOW: Shuggie was not at the races on Oaks glory day, eveningtimes.co.uk; accessed 12 May 2015.
  4. Coyle ready for his big adventure, herald.ie; accessed 12 May 2015.