Tommy Orr

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Tommy Orr
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Full nameThomas Bingham Orr [1]
Date of birth(1924-04-21)21 April 1924
Place of birth Greenock, Scotland
Date of death 20 June 1972(1972-06-20) (aged 48)
Playing position(s) Inside forward
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1946–1958 Greenock Morton 257 (86)
National team
1951 Scotland 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Bingham Orr (21 April 1924 – 20 June 1972) [2] was a Scottish footballer, who played as an inside forward for Greenock Morton.

Playing for Morton Juniors, Orr appeared in the 1940 Scottish Junior Cup Final alongside Nelson Black. [3] Morton lost 1–0 to Maryhill. [3]

As well as his 86 goals in 257 league appearances for Greenock Morton, Orr totalled 18 in 56 in the League Cup. He also scored three times in 28 Scottish Cup matches, and was a member of the side that reached the final in 1948.

Orr was capped for the Scotland national team twice, against Wales and Northern Ireland, both in 1951. [4] He scored the first goal against Northern Ireland in a 3–0 win.

Orr retired from football in 1958. His son Neil Orr also became a professional footballer.

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References

  1. "Thomas Orr". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
  2. Tommy Orr, eu-football.info
  3. 1 2 "Dee Wizard of Dribble". Evening Telegraph. DC Thomson. Archived from the original on 8 November 2007.
  4. Tommy Orr at the Scottish Football Association
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