Thomas Slaney

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Thomas Slaney
Personal information
Full name Thomas Charles Slaney[1]
Date of birth 1852[1]
Place of birth Stoke-upon-Trent, England[1]
Date of death 1935 (aged 82–83)[1]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1871–1874 Stoke
Teams managed
1874–1883 Stoke
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Thomas Charles "Tom" Slaney (1852 – 1935) was an English footballer and manager who was the first manager of Stoke.[1]


Slaney trained as a teacher at Saltley Collage until 1874 and was appointed Stoke's Secretary-Manager in the summer of 1874 holding the position until his resignation in 1883.[1] He continued to play during his time in office and was club captain for seven years from 1875. Described as a "fine and dashing" player, he stopped playing to become a referee in 1885.[1] Slaney also helped form the Staffordshire Football Association.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 

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