Thomas Midgley

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Thomas Midgley
Personal information
Full name Thomas Midgley
Date of birth 1860
Place of birth Burnley, England
Date of death Unknown
Playing position Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1882–1889 Burnley 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Thomas Midgley (born 1860, date of death unknown) was an English professional footballer who played as an inside forward. Born in the town of Burnley, Lancashire, he initially played rugby union for the Burnley Rovers club before they changed codes to association football in May 1882 and changed their name to Burnley.[1] He represented the club in many of the early friendly matches, but by the time the Football League was formed in 1888, Midgley was nearing the end of his career as a footballer. Accordingly, he played only one league match for Burnley, playing at inside-right in the 3–4 defeat away at Stoke on 20 October 1888.[2] Midgley left Burnley in 1889 and retired from professional sport.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Simpson, Ray (2007). The Clarets Chronicles: The Definitive History of Burnley Football Club. Burnley: Burnley Football Club. p. 487. ISBN 978-0-9557468-0-2. 
  2. ^ Simpson, Ray (2007). The Clarets Chronicles: The Definitive History of Burnley Football Club. Burnley: Burnley Football Club. p. 32. ISBN 978-0-9557468-0-2.