Tommy Meehan

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Tommy Meehan
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Meehan while with Chelsea in 1923
Personal information
Full nameThomas Meehan [1]
Date of birth 1896
Place of birth Harpurhey, England
Date of death (aged 28) [2]
Place of death Knightsbridge, England
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) [2]
Position(s) Wing half
Youth career
Senior career*
Walkden Central
1917 Rochdale
1917–1920 Manchester United 51 (6)
1920–1924 Chelsea 124 (4)
National team
Football League XI 2
1923 England 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Meehan (1896 – 18 August 1924) was an English footballer who played at wing half. [1] He was capped by England at international level. [2]

He played for Rochdale during the First World War, before moving to Manchester United in 1919. [1] He made 53 appearances for United, scoring six goals, and signed for Chelsea in 1920 for £3,300. [2] At the time of his move south, Meehan was rated one of the best half-backs in England, and made his debut for the national side in October 1923. [2]

He was a regular in the Chelsea team over the next three years, playing in 133 games for the club, before being struck down with encephalitis lethargica, an inflammation of the brain which had reached an epidemic scale in the years after the First World War. [2] He died in 1924. [2]

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  1. 1 2 3 Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 201. ISBN   190589161X.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 "England Players - Tommy Meehan". Retrieved 1 November 2016.