Leigh while with Brentford in 1903
|Full name||Thomas Leigh|
|Date of birth||2 February 1875|
|Place of birth||Derby, England|
|Date of death||24 January 1914 38)(aged|
|Place of death||Derby, England|
|Playing position(s)||Centre forward|
|1898–1899||New Brighton Tower||12||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Thomas Leigh (2 February 1875 – 24 January 1914), commonly known as either Tom or Tommy Leigh, was an English professional footballer who played as a centre-forward.Born in Derby, he played in the Football League for New Brighton Tower, Burton Swifts and Newton Heath. He also played in the Southern League for New Brompton and Brentford.
|Newton Heath||1899–1900||Second Division||9||1||0||0||9||1|
|Brentford||1903–04||Southern League First Division||19||1||5||3||24||4|
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