Tom Morgan (footballer)

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Tom Morgan
Personal information
Full name Thomas M. Morgan
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Etruria Church
Goldenhill Villa
Tunstall Park
Goldenhill Warriors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1910–1911 Port Vale 2 (0)
Total 2 (0)
Teams managed
1929–1932 Port Vale
1937–1939 Port Vale
1939–1940 Wrexham
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas M. Morgan was a football manager, noted in the 1930s for twice being the manager of Port Vale, as well having a spell as manager of Wrexham.

Playing career[edit]

Morgan played for Etruria Church, Goldenhill Villa, Tunstall Park and Goldenhill Warriors before joining Port Vale in the summer of 1910. He scored twice on his debut at inside-right in a 4–2 win at Audley in a Burslem Park Cup game. However he was forced into retirement due to injury the following year, having played just a further four games for the club.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Morgan was offered employment at Vale following his injury. He worked as a scout, assistant secretary and reserve team manager before being appointed the first time manager in October 1929.[1] Before being fired in June 1932 he led the club to the Third Division North title and a club record 5th-place finish in the second tier. He once more became assistant-secretary and then was later made secretary-manager again in 1937.[1]

Rather than risk being replaced once again, Morgan accepted the role of Wrexham manager in April 1939.



as a player[edit]

Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Port Vale 1910–11 Second Division 2 0 0 0 3 2 5 2
Total 2 0 0 0 3 2 5 2

as a manager[edit]

Team From To Matches Won Drawn Lost Win %
Port Vale 1 September 1929 31 May 1932 132 66 20 46 050.00
Port Vale 1 December 1937 1 April 1939 66 21 18 27 031.82
Wrexham 3 April 1939 1 April 1940 9 4 2 3 044.44
Total[2] 207 91 40 76 043.96


as a manager[edit]

with Port Vale


  1. ^ a b c Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 49. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.
  2. ^ a b Tom Morgan at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)

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