Tommy Dawson (footballer, born 1901)

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Tommy Dawson
Personal information
Full nameThomas Dawson [1]
Date of birth(1901-12-15)15 December 1901
Place of birth Durham, England [1]
Date of death 30 November 1977(1977-11-30) (aged 75) [1]
Playing position(s) Defender
Senior career*
1921–1922 Washington Colliery
1922–1923 Darlington 0 (0)
1923–1924 Chopwell Institute
1924–1932 Stoke City 23 (0)
1932–1933 Clapton Orient 19 (0)
1933–1935 Gateshead 20 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Dawson (15 December 1901 – 30 November 1977) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Clapton Orient, Gateshead and Stoke City. [1]



Dawson was born in Durham and worked as a miner, playing football for Washington Colliery and Chopwell Institute before joining Stoke City in 1924. [1] He was used as back up to Bob McGrory and due to his consistency Dawson found it very difficult to break into the first team. [1] He was then installed as captain of Stoke's reserve side and spent eight seasons at the Victoria Ground making just 24 appearances in the first team. [1] He played a season with Clapton Orient and then back in his home of the north east with Gateshead. [1]

Career statistics

Source: [2]

ClubSeasonLeagueFA CupTotal
Stoke City 1924–25 Second Division 500050
1925–26 Second Division800080
1926–27 Third Division North 501060
1927–28 Second Division000000
1928–29 Second Division200020
1929–30 Second Division300030
1930–31 Second Division000000
1931–32 Second Division000000
Clapton Orient 1932–33 Third Division South 19010200
Gateshead 1933–34 Third Division North18010190
1934–35 Third Division North000000
1935–36 Third Division North200020
Career total62020640


Stoke City

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  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN   0-9524151-0-0.
  2. Tommy Dawson at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)