Tom McAlister

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Tom McAlister
Personal information
Full name Thomas Gerald McAlister
Date of birth (1952-12-10) 10 December 1952 (age 61)
Place of birth Clydebank, Scotland
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Sheffield United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1975 Sheffield United 63 (0)
1975–1979 Rotherham United 159 (0)
1979–1980 Blackpool 16 (0)
1980–1981 Swindon Town 1 (0)
1980–1981 Bristol Rovers (loan) 13 (0)
1981–1989 West Ham United 85 (0)
1988–1989 Colchester United (loan) 20 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:51, 16 May 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).

Thomas Gerald "Tom" McAlister (born 10 December 1952 in Clydebank, Scotland) is a Scottish former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper in The Football League.


McAlister is principally remembered for making over 150 league appearances for Rotherham United between 1975–1979, and as West Ham's second choice goalkeeper to Phil Parkes throughout the 1980s. He also appeared for Sheffield United, Blackpool and Swindon and also made loan appearances for Bristol Rovers and Colchester.[1]



Sheffield United[2]



  1. ^ Player Profile - Tom McAlister
  2. ^ "Watney Cup Honours". 
  3. ^ "Individual Awards". 

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