|Full name||Thomas James Soares|
|Date of birth||10 July 1986|
|Place of birth||Reading, England|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2009||→ Charlton Athletic (loan)||11||(1)|
|2009–2010||→ Sheffield Wednesday (loan)||25||(2)|
|2012||→ Hibernian (loan)||10||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:28, 30 April 2017 (UTC).
Born in Reading, Berkshire, Soares came up through the Crystal Palace academy, playing in central midfield. When he made the Palace first team he was used as a winger. Under the management of Neil Warnock, however, Soares was played in central midfield. His driving runs, combined with his best goalscoring season to date, meant that he was a key performer in the 2007–08 season for Palace.
In August 2008 Soares joined Premier League newcomers Stoke City for a fee of £1.25 million. He made an impressive start, as in his second match for Stoke he won two penalty kicks in a 2–1 win against Tottenham Hotspur at the Britannia Stadium. Soares played a few more matches for Stoke, against Sunderland, Manchester City, Portsmouth and West Bromwich Albion. After playing against Hartlepool United in the FA Cup, however, Soares failed to make a league appearance. He was loaned out to Charlton Athletic for the remainder of the 2008–09 season but failed to help keep them in the Championship. Soares scored one goal for Charlton, on 3 February against Bristol City.
Back at Stoke, he failed to make a Premier League appearance in the 2009–10 season. On 26 November 2009 Soares joined Sheffield Wednesday, initially on a month-long loan deal, but he remained there until the end of the season. As at Charlton, Soares was part of a team who were relegated from the Championship. His misery was compounded by it coming at the hands of former club Crystal Palace, who stayed up at Wednesday's expense. Soares has now been relegated three times in his short career. In March 2011, Soares played for Stoke for the first time in almost 18 months, against Cardiff City in the FA Cup. Soares again failed to make a single Premier League appearance for Stoke during the 2010–11 and 2011–12 seasons. His last league appearance for Stoke was in December 2008.
On 9 November 2012, Soares joined Bury on non-contract terms. He re-signed for Bury on a two-year deal on 2 July 2013. Soares scored the winning goal against Tranmere Rovers on the last day of the 2014/15 season that gained Bury 3rd place and automatic promotion to the First Division.
- As of 30 April 2017
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other[A]||Total|
|Crystal Palace||2003–04||First Division||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0|
|Stoke City||2008–09||Premier League||7||0||1||0||0||0||–||8||0|
|Charlton Athletic (loan)||2008–09||Championship||11||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||11||1|
|Sheffield Wednesday (loan)||2009–10||Championship||25||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||26||2|
|Hibernian (loan)||2011–12||Scottish Premier League||10||2||3||0||0||0||0||0||13||2|
|AFC Wimbledon||2016–17||League One||15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||15||0|
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- "Bristol City 2–1 Charlton". BBC Sport. BBC. 3 February 2009. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
- "Stoke allow duo to leave on loan". BBC Sport. BBC. 20 March 2011.
- "Wednesday 2 – 2 Palace". BBC Sport. BBC. 2 May 2010.
- "Cardiff 0 – 2 Stoke". BBC Sport. BBC. 20 March 2011.
- "Soares Signs For Hibs". Stoke City. Retrieved 23 January 2012.
- "Kilmarnock 1–3 Hibernian". BBC Sport. BBC. 25 February 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2012.
- Allen, Neil (16 August 2012). "Williamson and Soares train with Pompey". The News (Portsmouth). Johnston Press. Retrieved 16 August 2012.
- "Soares soars in". Bury FC. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
- Tom Soares at Soccerbase