Thomas Mort

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Tommy Mort
Personal information
Full name Thomas Mort
Date of birth (1897-12-01)1 December 1897
Place of birth Kearsley, England
Date of death 6 June 1967(1967-06-06) (aged 69)
Place of death Wigan, England
Playing position(s) Defender
Youth career
Farnworth Council School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Kearsley St. Stephens
Newton Lads Club
Lancashire Fusiliers (wartime)
1921–1922 Rochdale 28 (0)
1922–1935 Aston Villa 337 (2)
National team
1922–1935 England 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Mort (1 December 1897 – 6 June 1967) was an English footballer who played club football primarily for Aston Villa, as a left-back. He also made three appearances for the English national team.

Mort, along with Tommy Smart, was part of a defensive tandem known for Villa as "Death and Glory."[1] He played 13 seasons with the club with 337 appearances. Villa signed Mort from Rochdale for £1,000 in 1922.

He was a cousin of Cardiff City defender Enoch Mort.[2]


  1. ^ Thomas Mort, Aston Villa Player Database.
  2. ^ "Coventry Combination". Coventry Evening Telegraph. 10 February 1934. p. 6. Retrieved 2 April 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.