Tommy Tait (footballer, born 1908)

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Tommy Tait
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Full nameThomas Tait
Date of birth 20 November 1908
Place of birth Hetton-le-Hole, England
Date of death 1976 (aged 6768)
Playing position(s) Striker, inside forward
Senior career*
1923–? Sunderland 0 (0)
Hetton ? (?)
1927 Middlesbrough 0 (0)
1927 Southport 15 (10)
1927–1930 Manchester City 61 (43)
1930–1931 Bolton Wanderers 9 (4)
1931–1934 Luton Town 84 (50)
1934 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic 12 (5)
1934–1939 Reading 144 (79)
1939–1946 Torquay United 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Tait (20 November 1908 – 1976) was an English footballer.

He played for Sunderland, Hetton, Middlesbrough, Southport, Manchester City, Bolton Wanderers, Luton Town, Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic, Reading and Torquay United. [1]

When Tommy joined Reading, £200 of his fee was provided by the supporters club. He scored a hat-trick on debut away at local rivals Aldershot, and was top scorer for the club on his first four seasons. He was also involved in a rare sending off when he punched a Millwall defender on Boxing Day 1934. [2]


  1. Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 - 1939. Tony Brown. p. 254. ISBN   1-899468-67-6.
  2. Sedunary, Alan (2001). Royals Remembered. Yore. p. 175. ISBN   1874427046.

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