Tommy Taylor (footballer born 1951)
|Full name||Thomas Frederick Taylor|
|Date of birth||26 September 1951|
|Place of birth||Hornchurch, Essex, England|
|Playing position||Defender (retired)|
|Current club||PS Kemi Kings (manager)|
|1970–1979||West Ham United||340||(8)|
|1977||→ Team Hawaii (loan)||19||(0)|
|2007||Peterborough United (caretaker)|
|2013-||PS Kemi Kings|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Thomas Frederick Taylor (born 26 September 1951 in Hornchurch, Essex) is an English football manager and former footballer. As a footballer, he played as a defender. He is the current manager of PS Kemi Kings in the Kakkonen, Finland's third tier.
Taylor joined West Ham United in October 1970 and was a member of the team that won the FA Cup in 1975. In 1977 he played for Team Hawaii of North American Soccer League from May to August of this year on loan from West Ham. He returned to Orient in 1979 after losing his place in the Hammers side to Alvin Martin. He played a total of 396 games and scored eight goals for the Hammers.
In 2001, after five years at the club, he left Orient and joined Darlington, leaving in October 2002. Taylor then joined Conference side Farnborough Town, officially taking on the manager's role in May 2003.
In November 2004, Taylor was appointed manager at King's Lynn. In 2006 he joined rivals Peterborough United as assistant to Keith Alexander. At the time of his departure King's Lynn were top of the Southern League. On 15 January 2007, following the departure of Alexander, he was appointed caretaker manager. With the job going to Darren Ferguson five days later, Taylor became number two once again, after overseeing one loss for the club.
Taylor was appointed manager of the Grenada national football team in May 2009. His first game in charge of Grenada was friendly against Panama on 10 June 2009. Taylor contacted Blackburn Rovers'Jason Roberts, Leeds United's Jermaine Beckford and Southampton F.C.'s Bradley Wright-Phillips in the hope of convincing the players to become eligible for Grenada.
He joined FC Torrevieja, in Alicante, Spain, as Director of Football, in January 2010 but left three months later.
In May 2011 he was appointed as manager of Belper Town. In September of that year Taylor resigned as Belper manager after a poor start to the season which saw them exit the FA Cup to lower level opponents.
As a player
|Cambridge United||April 1995||November 1996||74||28||29||17||37.8|
|Leyton Orient||November 1996||October 2001||289||98||93||78||33.9|
|Darlington||October 2001||October 2002||53||15||25||13||28.3|
|Farnborough Town||May 2003||2003|
|King's Lynn||November 2004||November 2006|
|Peterborough United (caretaker)||15 January 2007||20 January 2007||1||0||1||0||0.00|
|Boston United||July 2007||November 2008|
|Grenada||July 2009||January 2010|
|FC Torrevieja||January 2010||March 2010|
|Belper Town||May 2011||September 2011|
|PS Kemi Kings||November 2012||Present|
- Hogg, Tony (2005). Who's Who of West Ham United. Profile Sports Media. pp. 199–200. ISBN 1-903135-50-8.
- PS Kemi Kings squad
- "North American Soccer League Players". nasljerseys.com. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
- "Taylor takes Posh coaching role". BBC News. 6 November 2006.
- "Posh part company with Alexander". BBC News. 15 January 2007.
- "Boston appoint Taylor as manager". BBC News. 13 July 2007.
- "Taylor handed Grenada role". FIFA. 23 May 2009.
- "As Spice Boyz Prep For Concacaf". Grenada Broadcast. 30 August 2006.
- "Ex-Hammer Taylor gets nod as new Belper boss". thisisderbyshire.co.uk. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
- "Duffied takes Belper helm". Non League Daily. 20 September 2011. Retrieved 26 September 2011.
- Tommy Taylor career stats at Soccerbase
- Tommy Taylor management career stats at Soccerbase
- NASL stats