Tommy Allison

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Tommy Allison
Personal information
Date of birth 1875
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Date of death 4 March 1961
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1888–1901 New Brighton Tower
1901–1903 Reading
1903–1909 West Ham United 156 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Tommy Allison (1875 in Edinburgh – 4 March 1961) was a Scottish footballer who played for Reading and West Ham United.

Having won a Scottish junior cap with Strathclyde, Allison started his senior career in 1899 at New Brighton Tower, moving to Reading when they folded in 1901. After two seasons in Berkshire, he joined West Ham for their last season at the Memorial Grounds. After scoring on his Hammers debut, against Kettering Town in September 1903, Allison went on to make 156 Southern League appearances for the club, scoring seven goals. He also made nine appearances in the FA Cup. He played his last game for West Ham on 10 April 1909, a 3-1 home victory against Watford.


  • Hogg, Tony (2005). Who's Who of West Ham United. Profile Sports Media. p. 19. ISBN 1-903135-50-8. 
  • Tommy Allison,, last accessed 30 May 2007