Tom Grosvenor

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Tom Grosvenor
Personal information
Full name Arthur Thomas Grosvenor
Date of birth (1908-11-22)22 November 1908
Place of birth Netherton, England
Date of death 31 October 1972(1972-10-31) (aged 63)
Playing position Inside right
Youth career
Tippity Green Victoria
Vono Works
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
192?–1928 Stourbridge
1928–1936 Birmingham 107 (17)
1936–1937 Sheffield Wednesday 22 (1)
1937–193? Bolton Wanderers 53 (7)
193?–1943 Dudley Town
National team
1933 England 3 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Arthur Thomas Grosvenor (22 November 1908 – 31 October 1972) was an English professional footballer who played as an inside right. He played more than 100 games for Birmingham in the Football League First Division and won three full caps for England. His brother Percy Grosvenor played for West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City.

Born in Netherton, near Dudley, Worcestershire, Grosvenor started his football career with Stourbridge before moving to Birmingham in 1928. His early career was disrupted by injury, but once fit he took over at inside right and creator of chances when the ageing Johnny Crosbie moved on. In all he made 115 first team appearances for Birmingham and played three times for England in 1933, scoring twice. After leaving Birmingham he had short spells at Sheffield Wednesday and Bolton Wanderers 1937 to 1938, finishing up at local club Dudley Town in 1938. After football, he became a sheet-metal worker. He died in 1972 at the age of 63.

References[edit]

  • Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  • Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. pp. 92, 174–78. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 

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