Thomas "Tommy" Allan Muirhead (24 January 1897 in Cowdenbeath, Fife – 27 May 1979 in Helensburgh) was a Scottish footballer who played for Hibernian, Rangers and Scotland.
Hibs and Rangers [ edit ]
Muirhead, a forward who was occasionally deployed as a half-back,
was signed by Rangers for £20 from Hibernian in May 1917. He made his debut, ironically against his former club, Hibs in a 3-0 win at [1 ] Ibrox on 15 September 1917. He went on to score 49 goals in 353 appearances for Rangers and won 8 championship medals. He was also captain of the club for a spell.
American Soccer League [ edit ]
Muirhead's Rangers career was interrupted by a brief stint in the
United States in 1925. Cash-rich American Soccer League club Boston Wonder Workers lured him across the Atlantic to assume the role of player-manager. However, despite the presence of several other Scots, including internationalists such as [1 ] Alex McNab and Barney Battles, he could not settle in Boston and returned to Glasgow after only 14 games. [2 ]
Scotland [ edit ]
Muirhead returned to Rangers where he played until 1930.
National team [ edit ]
capped at international level, making 8 appearances for Scotland including captaining his country in a 1-0 defeat to Ireland on 25 February 1928.
Manager [ edit ]
After his playing career, Muirhead had further spells in management with
St Johnstone (1931–36) and Preston North End (1936–37) and he also worked as a sports journalist.
References [ edit ]
^ a b Lamming, Douglas (1987). A Scottish Soccer Internationalists Who’s Who, 1872-1986. Hutton Press. ISBN 0-907033-47-4.
^ Jose, Colin (1998). American Soccer League, 1921-1931. The Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0-8108-3429-4.