Tommy Robinson (footballer)

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Tommy Robinson
Personal information
Full nameThomas Edward Robinson
Date of birth(1909-02-11)11 February 1909
Place of birth Coalville, England
Date of death 1982 (aged 7273)
Playing position Inside left
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1926–1928 Gresley Rovers
1928–1933 Birmingham 10 (1)
1933 Blackpool 2 (0)
1933–1934 Chesterfield 22 (7)
1934–1935 Lincoln City 33 (14)
1935–1936 Northampton Town 4 (2)
1936–1937 Gillingham 35 (12)
1937–1938 Walsall 15 (1)
1938–1939 Tunbridge Wells Rangers
Nuneaton Borough
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Edward Robinson (11 February 1909 – 1982) was an English professional footballer born in Coalville, Leicestershire, who scored 37 goals in 121 appearances in the Football League playing as an inside left for Birmingham, Blackpool, Chesterfield, Lincoln City, Northampton Town, Gillingham and Walsall. [1] After appearing in all four divisions of the Football League during the 1930s, he moved to non-league football with Tunbridge Wells Rangers. in 1938 then on to Nuneaton Borough. Robinson retired from the game during the Second World War. [2]

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References

  1. Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 225. ISBN   978-1-899468-67-6.
  2. Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 121. ISBN   978-1-85983-010-9.