|Full name||Thomas William Sword|
|Date of birth||12 November 1957|
|Place of birth||Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|1987||→ Halifax Town (loan)||8||(2)|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 17:01, 12 January 2009 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:01, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
Thomas William Sword (born 12 November 1957) is a former professional football defender, who played primarily for Stockport County and has since been inducted into their Hall of Fame.
Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Sword started his professional footballing career with Stockport County after making a name for himself as a free-scoring striker in the Northern Football League with Bishop Auckland. He started in good form at County, scoring twice in a 2–1 win over Hartlepool United on his full debut, but was soon asked to play in defense when County were short due to injuries. Sword enjoyed a successful transition from striker to defender, playing out the remainder of his career at the back. Despite playing from defense, he maintained a good scoring record thanks mostly to converting a remarkable 25 penalties. Sword was transferred to Hartlepool for £5,000 in July 1986, but after an appalling spell (he is often referred to as one of Pools' worst ever players) he soon returned to County for a brief stint to finish his footballing career.
He was very well regarded at County, and was awarded a testimonial against Manchester City soon after finishing playing professionally. In April 2005 he was inducted into Stockport's hall of fame.
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