Thomas McNulty

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Tom McNulty
Personal information
Full name Thomas McNulty
Date of birth (1929-12-30)30 December 1929
Place of birth Salford, England
Date of death 1979 (aged 49–50)
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Weight 11 st 11 lb (75 kg)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1947–1949 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949–1954 Manchester United 57 (0)
1954–1958 Liverpool 36 (0)
Total 93 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Thomas McNulty (born 30 December 1929 in Salford, Greater Manchester; Died April 1979) was an English football player.

McNulty started his career with Manchester United in 1949 and helped United win the 1951–52 league championship. He would leave the club for Liverpool in 1954.

For Manchester United:

Signing Information: Signed Trainee: 05/1945. Signed Professional: 06/1947

Years at Club: 1949-1954

Debut: 15/04/1950 v Portsmouth (H) 0-2 (League Division One)

Previous clubs: Farwell to Manchester United: Transferred to Liverpool, 02/1954, £6,000 died: 04/1979

     Bought from:  Manchester United
          Signed for LFC:  Ј7,000 - February 1954
          Debut:  24.02.1954 
          Last match:  28.09.1957
          Debut goal:  
          1st team league games:  36
          1st team league goals: 
          Total 1st team games:  36
          Total 1st team goals: 
          Contract expiry:  1958, transfer to Hyde United, free
          International caps:  
          International goals: 
          International debut: 
          Former clubs:  Manchester United, Hyde United (amateur)
          Birth Place:  Salford, England
          Personal Honours:
          Honours former clubs:  1 Championship 1951-52 (as Manchester U)
 For Liverpool

Salford-born McNulty made 59 appearances for Manchester United in seven years and won the League championship in the 1951-52 season. He took over the left-back slot at Liverpool that had been held at the start of that year by Eddie Spicer and played in the last dozen First Division games of the season. But the experience he had gained in Manchester was not enough to prevent his new club dropping down into the Second Division when they finished right at the bottom of the table. No fewer than 31 different men had figured in that relegation campaign but as Liverpool tried to come to terms with a lower standard of football, Tom failed to nail down a regular place in the side. He did make the team for the first 14 league fixtures of 1954-55 but then lost his place to Ray Lambert and was only picked on a further 5 occasions that year. Tom could play on either flank and remained at Anfield for another 3 years, during which he made just five more first-team 'starts' as Molyneux and Moran developed a good understanding at the back.

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