Tommy Priestley

Last updated

Tommy Priestley
Personal information
Full name Thomas James Montgomery Priestley
Date of birth(1911-03-11)11 March 1911
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Date of death 28 July 1985(1985-07-28) (aged 74)
Place of death Belfast, Northern Ireland
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
1928–1932 Coleraine
1932–1933 Linfield
1933–1934 Chelsea 23 (1)
International career
1932–1933 Ireland 2 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Thomas James Montgomery Priestley (11 March 1911 – 28 July 1985) was a Northern Irish footballer who played at both professional and international levels as a striker.


Personal life

Born in Belfast, Priestly wore a rugby-style skull cap to cover his premature baldness. [1]


Club career

Priestley began his senior career with Coleraine in 1928, after moving there from Cookstown. Priestley moved to Linfield in 1932, before signing with English side Chelsea just a year later. Priestley only spent one season with Chelsea - making 23 appearances in The Football League - before returning to Ireland with Shelbourne.

International career

Priestley earned two caps for Ireland between 1932 and 1933.

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Chelsea F.C.</span> Association football club in London, England

Chelsea Football Club is an English professional football club based in Fulham, West London. Founded in 1905, they play their home games at Stamford Bridge. The club competes in the Premier League, the top division of English football. They won their first major honour, the League championship, in 1955. The club won the FA Cup for the first time in 1970, their first European honour, the Cup Winners' Cup, in 1971, and became the third English club to win the Club World Cup in 2022.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">J. B. Priestley</span> English writer (1894–1984)

John Boynton Priestley was an English novelist, playwright, screenwriter, broadcaster and social commentator.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Deco</span> Portuguese football player (born 1977)

Anderson Luís de Souza, also known as Deco, is a former professional football player who primarily played as an attacking or central midfielder. Born and raised in Brazil, he acquired Portuguese citizenship and played for Portugal. He was one of the best midfielders of his era.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Ashley Cole</span> English footballer

Ashley Cole is an English football coach and former player. As a player, he played as a left-back, most notably for Arsenal and Chelsea. Cole is considered by many critics and fellow professional players as one of the best defenders of his generation, one of the greatest English players of all time as well as one of the greatest left-backs in the history of the sport. Born in Stepney, London, Cole began his youth career at Arsenal and made his full debut for the club in November 1999, going on to make 228 appearances and scoring nine goals for the North London club. With Arsenal he won two Premier League titles, three FA Cups, and was an integral member of the "Invincibles" team of the 2003–04 season, who went the entire league season undefeated. Cole also made an appearance in Arsenal's first UEFA Champions League final in 2006; the club lost 2–1 to Barcelona.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Damien Duff</span> Irish footballer

Damien Anthony Duff is an Irish professional football manager and former player who played predominantly as a winger. He has been the manager of League of Ireland club Shelbourne F.C. since November 2021.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Eiður Guðjohnsen</span> Icelandic footballer

Eiður Smári Guðjohnsen is an Icelandic professional football coach and former player who played as a forward. Eiður saw his greatest success in England and Spain with Chelsea and Barcelona respectively, where he won the UEFA Champions League and La Liga with the latter and the League Cup and Premiership twice with the former. Along with two spells at Bolton Wanderers fourteen years apart, he also played in Iceland, the Netherlands, France, Greece, Belgium, China, Norway and India in a club career lasting 23 years. He is regarded by many to be the greatest Icelandic footballer of all time.

Samuel English was a Northern Irish footballer who played for several clubs during the 1930s, but is mainly remembered for his time with Rangers. English also won two international caps for Ireland.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Noel Cantwell</span> Irish footballer and manager

Noel Euchuria Cornelius Cantwell was an Irish footballer player and sometime cricketer.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Gary Cahill</span> English footballer (born 1985)

Gary James Cahill is an English former professional footballer who played as a centre-back.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">David Calderhead</span> Scottish footballer and manager

David Calderhead was a Scottish football player and manager. Calderhead played for Queen of the South Wanderers, Notts County and Lincoln City. He won the FA Cup with Notts County in 1894 and was capped once for Scotland, in 1889. He then became a manager, working for Lincoln City (1900–1907) and Chelsea (1907–1933).

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Jack Kirwan</span>

John Henry Kirwan was an Irish football player and coach. As a player, he was described as an out and out winger with good pace and skills, playing as an outside-left for, among others, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Ireland. He had previously played Gaelic football for Dublin. As a football coach he became the first professional manager of Dutch side Ajax. He was the last survivor of the Tottenham team that won the 1901 FA Cup.

Frank Blunstone is an English former footballer who played as an outside left for Crewe Alexandra, Chelsea and the England national team.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Alex Jackson (footballer, born 1905)</span> Scottish footballer

Alexander Skinner Jackson was a Scottish footballer who played for clubs including Dumbarton, Bethlehem Steel, Aberdeen, Huddersfield Town, Chelsea and Nice; he won the English Football League title with Huddersfield in 1925–26. Jackson received 17 international caps for Scotland over a five-year period, and was a member of the 1928 team that became known as the 'Wembley Wizards' after defeating England 5–1 in London, scoring three of those goals.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Jimmy Nelson (footballer)</span> Scottish footballer

James Nelson was a Scottish professional footballer who played as a full-back. He moved to Ireland as a child where he began his senior career with Irish Intermediate League side Crusaders. He spent two seasons with the team before joining Football League First Division side Cardiff City in 1921. After two seasons as a reserve, he became established in the first team and went on to make more than 250 appearances in all competitions. He helped the club reach two FA Cup finals, losing the first in 1925 before Cardiff became the first team from outside England to win the competition in 1927. He also won the 1927 FA Charity Shield and the Welsh Cup on four occasions with Cardiff.

Samuel Johnstone Irving was an Irish professional footballer and manager. Born In Ireland, he was raised in Scotland before playing football in the North of England. He turned professional in 1913 and played in the Football League for Bristol City before World War I. After the war he returned to non-league in England.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Bob McAuley</span> Scottish footballer and manager (1904–1994)

Robert McAuley was an footballer who played as a fullback. He played professionally in Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland and the United States in addition to earning two caps with the Scottish national team in 1931.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Hayley Bowden</span> New Zealand footballer

Hayley Rose Bowden is a women's association footballer who has represented New Zealand at international level.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Árpád Weisz</span> Hungarian footballer and manager

Árpád Weisz was a Hungarian Olympic football player and manager. Weisz was Jewish, and was murdered with his wife and children by the Nazis during the Holocaust in World War II at Auschwitz.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Niamh Fahey</span>

Niamh Fahey is an Irish footballer who plays as a defender or midfielder for Liverpool in the Women's Super League and the Republic of Ireland women's national football team. She has previously played for Chelsea. Before joining Chelsea in December 2014, Fahey spent six seasons with Arsenal Ladies. She has also won national cups playing Gaelic football with Galway Ladies Football. Niamh is the sister of Galway's 2001 All-Ireland-winning Gaelic football captain Gary Fahey.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Josh McEachran</span> English footballer

Joshua Mark McEachran is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for EFL League Two club Milton Keynes Dons. However, McEachran is expected to leave the Dons upon the conclusion of the 2022-2023 season.


  1. John Ashdown and Rob Smyth (30 September 2009). "Which teams have been punished for defeats?". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 September 2009.