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Tom Townsley

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Position Centre back
Born 28 Apr 1898, Polmont (Scotland)
Height 180 cm
Weight 70 kg
International Caps Scotland: 1 full

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Falkirk 01 Aug 1919 01 Dec 1925     £5000
Leeds United 01 Dec 1925 01 Oct 1931 167 2  
Falkirk 01 Oct 1931 01 Jun 1933      

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1925 - 1926 211 1  0  0  0 
1926 - 1927 42  3  0  0  0 
1927 - 1928 421 1  0  0  0 
1928 - 1929 38  3  0  0  0 
1929 - 1930 9  0  0  0  0 
1930 - 1931 7  0  0  0  0 
Total 1592 8  0  0  0 

Jabba's Comments

Capped by Scotland just the once, Tom Townsley was a versatile defender who formed a key part of the Leeds side in the late 1920s. He started out as a centre-half but spent the latter part of his career at Leeds partnered with Bill Menzies at full-back. He returned to Scotland with Falkirk and continued playing until he was 35. He moved into management with Peterhead just before the war, enjoying a long spell at the helm.

David Frank Townsley says: Could he be a distant reletive of mine?

Robin Townsley Arcus says: In case anyone would still be interested in this sort of thing, my brother is Tom Townsley. However, he is 45 and living in Syracuse , NY. He is a harmonic player and English professor.

George Ritchie says: I saw Tom Townsley play in a veterans match for Peterhead againsBuchan rivals Fraserburgh in 1947. Tom had a tobaconist shop in Queen Street Peterhead and later on worked as greenkeeper at the local golf course He continued to watch and support Peterhead FC right up to his death Tom is featured on the front page of a book on Peterhead FC "Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory" available from the Buchan Observer Peterhead or e-mailing ronheads _at_ hotmail.com


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