Tommy Simpson (footballer, born 1904)

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Tommy Simpson
Personal information
Date of birth 1904
Place of birth Dundee, Scotland
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) [1]
Playing position(s) Outside right
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
19??–1923 Dundee Osborne
1923–1927 Dundee United 99 (13)
1927–1928 Brighton & Hove Albion 30 (6)
1928–19?? Montrose
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas M. Simpson (1904 – after 1928) was a Scottish professional footballer who played as an outside right in the Scottish League for Dundee United and in the English Football League for Brighton & Hove Albion. [2] [3]

Life and career

Simpson was born in Dundee in 1904. [1] He played junior football for Dundee club Osborne before signing for Dundee United in December 1923. He became a regular in the side, and made a major contribution to their promotion to the Scottish First Division in 1924–25. After more than 100 appearances in league and cup competition over three-and-a-half seasons, [2] he left for English club Brighton & Hove Albion for a £250 fee. He played 30 times in the Third Division South before returning to Scotland where he joined Montrose. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Carder, Tim; Harris, Roger (1997). Albion A–Z: A Who's Who of Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. Hove: Goldstone Books. p. 219. ISBN   978-0-9521337-1-1.
  2. 1 2 "Tommy Simpson". Arab Archive. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  3. Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 239. ISBN   978-1-899468-67-6.