Tom Ritchie

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Tom Ritchie
Personal information
Full name Thomas Gibb Ritchie
Date of birth (1952-01-02)2 January 1952
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Playing position Forward
Youth career
19??–19?? Bridgend Thistle
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1981 Bristol City 308+13 (77)
1981–1982 Sunderland 32+3 (8)
1982 Carlisle United 14+1 (0)
1982–1984 Bristol City 92+1 (25)
1984–19?? Yeovil Town ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tom Ritchie (born 2 January 1952) is a Scottish footballer who made over 440 appearances in the Football League scoring 110 league goals playing as a striker, most notably for Bristol City.[1]


Born in Edinburgh, Tom Ritchie played locally for Bridgend Thistle in Scotland. Bristol City manager Alan Dicks signed Ritchie in July 1969.[2] Ritchie established himself in the Bristol City attack, playing a key role in the club's rise to the First Division by 1976. He stayed with Bristol City until January 1981 when, following City's relegation, he transferred to Sunderland for £180,000. Then followed a loan spell at Carlisle United. Ritchie returned to Bristol City when manager Terry Cooper signed him on a free transfer in June 1982 following the club's relegation to the Fourth Division. Ritchie would become one of the few players to play for Bristol City in all four divisions along with Chris Garland. Ritchie left Bristol City for the second time in December 1984 when signed by former colleague Gerry Gow for Yeovil Town in the Southern League.[2]


  1. ^ Hugman, Barry (1998). Football League Players' Records 1946 to 1998. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 1-85291-585-4.
  2. ^ a b Woods, David; Leigh Edwards (1997). Bristol City FC - The First 100 Years. Redcliffe Press. ISBN 1-900178-26-5.

External links[edit]

  • Tom Ritchie at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database