|Full name||Thomas Peter Maras|
|Date of birth||13 September 1967|
|Place of birth||Australia|
|1994–1995||Kuala Lumpur FA||29||(0)|
|1992, 1995||Happy Valley AA||35||(0)|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 9 August 2007|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 August 2007
Thomas Peter Maras (born 13 September 1967) is a retired Australian footballer. After retiring from the game he works as a registered builder and property developer in Perth. Inducted into the Western Australian soccer hall of fame in 2008.
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