Tommy Fells

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Tommy Fells
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Fells while with Brentford in 1912.
Personal information
Full nameThomas Fells
Date of birth 8 January 1890
Place of birth Rotherham, England
Date of death 1942 (aged 52)
Place of death Don Valley, England
Playing position(s) Full back
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1907–1911 Rotherham County
1911–1912 South Kirkby
1912–1914 Brentford 15 (0)
1919–1920 South Kirkby
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Fells was an English footballer who played as a full back for South Kirkby, Rotherham County and Brentford

Playing career

Fells began his football career with Rotherham County [1] at least as early as 1907 [2] who were regulars in the FA Cup at that time. [3] He next joined South Kirkby [4] then joined Brentford in 1912. [5] In the 1912-1913 season he made 8 appearances for Brentford and in the 1913-1914 season he made 7 appearances.[ citation needed ] In total he made 15 appearances for Brentford. After World War One, Tommy Fells is known to have returned to South Kirkby Colliery in 1919.[ citation needed ]

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References

  1. "South Kirkby Player for Brentford". Sheffield Daily Telegraph. 6 May 1912. p. 1.
  2. "Rotherham County Versus Doncaster Rovers". Sheffield Daily Telegraph. 27 December 1907. p. 9.
  3. "Rotherham County Fined". Sheffield Daily Telegraph. 23 March 1907. p. 11.
  4. "South Kirkby Colliery (Almost) Complete History". Matthew Thomas. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  5. "Football Fancies" . The Week and Sports Special "Green 'Un" . Sheffield: Johnston Press. 1 February 1913. p. 1. Retrieved 26 April 2020 via British Newspaper Archive. Tommy Fells, who went to Brentford from South Kirkby, has had few chances with the senior team, and may become a sound and reliable member of the defence.