Tom Fairfoul

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Tom Fairfoul
Personal information
Full name Thomas Fairfoul
Date of birth (1881-01-16)16 January 1881
Place of birth West Calder, Scotland
Date of death 1952 (aged 70–71)
Place of death Scotland
Playing position Half-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1899–1906 Kilmarnock
1906–1913 Third Lanark
1913–1915 Liverpool 62 (0)
National team
1909 Scottish League XI[1] 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas "Tom" Fairfoul (16 January 1881 in West Calder, Lothian – 1952) was a Scottish footballer who played as a right-half. Fairfoul made over 200 senior appearances in Scottish football, playing for Kilmarnock and Third Lanark, before moving south of the border to join Liverpool in 1913. He spent two years with the club, where his fortunes were mixed. He played in the 1914 FA Cup final, ending on the losing side, but was later suspended by the FA for his involvement in the betting scandal of 1915. Fairfoul was re-instated after the break for World War I but did not return to football.

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