Tommy Tait (footballer, born 1879)

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Tommy Tait
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Full nameThomas Somerville Tait
Date of birth(1879-09-13)13 September 1879
Place of birth Carluke, Scotland
Date of death 2 October 1942(1942-10-02) (aged 63)
Place of death Cleland, Scotland
Playing position(s) Defender
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
000 Cambuslang Rangers
1902–1903 Airdrieonians
1903–1906 Bristol Rovers 96 (1)
1906–1911 Sunderland 181 (3)
1911–1912 Dundee
000 Jarrow
000 Armadale
National team
1911 Scotland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Somerville Tait (13 September 1879 – 2 October 1942) was a Scottish footballer, who played for Sunderland and the Scotland national football team as a defender.

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Club career

Sunderland signed Tait from Bristol Rovers in 1906 and he made his debut for the club on 1 September 1906 against Newcastle United in a 4–2 at St. James' Park. [1] Tait played for Sunderland from 1906 to 1912, though he didn't win a trophy. [2] He made 181 league appearances and scored 3 goals while at Sunderland. [3]

International career

Tait made his one and only cap for Scotland against Wales in a 2–2 draw on 6 March 1911 at Ninian Park. [4]

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References

  1. "Sunderland 4-2 Newcastle". The Stat Cat. Retrieved 31 July 2008.
  2. "Tommy Tait". A Love Supreme. Retrieved 31 July 2008.
  3. "Tommy Tait". The Stat Cat. Archived from the original on 31 August 2006. Retrieved 31 July 2008.
  4. "Mon 06 Mar 1911 Wales 2 Scotland 2". London Hearts. Retrieved 31 July 2008.