Tommy Boyle (footballer born 1901)
|Full name||Thomas Boyle|
|Date of birth||27 February 1901|
|Place of birth||Sheffield, England|
|Date of death||9 January 1972(aged 70)|
|Height||5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m)|
|Playing position||Inside right / Inside left|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).|
Thomas 'Tommy' Boyle (21 February 1901 - 9 January 1972) was an English footballer who played as a forward. Born in Sunderland he played for Sheffield United, Manchester United and Northampton Town winning the FA Cup in 1925 with Sheffield United. He later spent a season as player manager of Scarborough.
Boyle was spotted playing for the Bullcroft Colliery team and signed for Sheffield United in 1921. he initially found it difficult to establish himself in the first team but over time his form improved, particularly his heading which was a factor in him being selected for the 1925 FA Cup Final ahead of the more experienced Tommy Sampy. He left The Blades in 1929 after making over 140 appearances and scoring 40 goals.
Boyle signed for Manchester United for £2,000 but failed to settle and spent only one relatively unproductive season at Old Trafford in which he made just 17 starts. He was registered as a player by Macclesfield Town in May 1930 but by July of the same year had left for Northampton Town where he spent a successful five seasons, starting over 140 games for The Cobblers.
Boyle was the son of Irish international Peter Boyle who had also lifted the FA Cup trophy with Sheffield United in both 1899 and 1902. After leaving Scarborough Boyle became the licensee of the Plough Inn at nearby Scalby in North Yorkshire.