Tom Purdie

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Tom Purdie
Personal information
Full name Tom Purdie
Date of birth 1854
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Date of death 27th December 1929 (aged 75)
Place of death Edinburgh, Scotland
Playing position Full Back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1874-1881 Heart of Midlothian 61 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Tom Purdie (born c.1854, died 27th December 1929) is a former Scottish football fullback who played for Heart of Midlothian.


Purdie played for Hearts between 1874 and 1881[1] and made 61 appearances for the club.[2]

He was one of the founders of Heart of Midlothian. He was also the first ever captain of Hearts.[3][4]


Tom Purdie died in a nursing home in Davidson's Mains, Edinburgh on 27 December 1929.


  1. ^ "Tom Purdie London Hearts Profile". London Hearts. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "London Hearts Appearances". London Hearts. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Room for more in the Hearts hall of fame". Scotsman Publications. 12 September 2006. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Hearts History 1874-1884". Hearts F.C. Retrieved 8 September 2011.