Tom Taylor (English footballer)

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Tom Taylor
Personal information
Full name Tom Taylor
Date of birth (1985-02-10) 10 February 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Chatham, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1994–2002 Walsall
2002–2004 Derby County
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Viking FK
2005–2006 Grimsby Town 0 (0)
2006–2007 Walsall 0 (0)
2007 Halesowen Town (loan) 10 (2)
2007 Portland Timbers 5 (0)
2008 Wrexham 0 (0)
2009 Real Maryland Monarchs 18 (2)
2011 Wilmington Hammerheads 6 (0)
Total 39 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 September 2011.

Tom Taylor (born 10 February 1985) is an English footballer.



Taylor came up through the ranks in the youth academies of English clubs Walsall and Derby County, but made his professional debut in Norway at the age of 19 after being signed by Viking FK manager Roy Hodgson, and helped his team to win the Norwegian Premier League title in 2005.

After brief spells at Grimsby Town, Walsall and a one-month loan at non-League side Halesowen Town in England, Taylor moved to the United States to play with the Portland Timbers of the USL First Division in 2007.[1]

Moving back to the UK, Taylor was signed by Wrexham manager Brian Little in August 2008, but only saw limited action in the Wrexham squad as the club struggled in the Conference National.[2]

Taylor was announced as a Real Maryland Monarchs player on 10 February 2009, scoring in his first game for the Monarchs,[3] and helping the Monarchs reach the play-offs for the first time in their history.

Taylor signed for Wilmington Hammerheads in February 2011.


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