Tom Thornton

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Tom Thornton
Personal information
Full name Thomas Thornton[1]
Date of birth 1885[1]
Place of birth Birmingham, England[1]
Date of death 1951 (aged 66)[1]
Place of death Birmingham, England[1]
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Kingstanding Swifts
1909 Crewe Alexandra 0 (0)
1910–1911 Stoke 20 (1)
1911–19?? Newport County
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Thomas "Tom" Thornton (1885 – 1951) was an English footballer who played for Stoke.[1]


Thornton was born in Birmingham and played amateur football with Kingstanding Swifts before joining Crewe Alexandra.[1] After an unsuccessful spell in Crewe, Baxter joined Stoke and played 20 times for the "Potters" scoring once during the 1910–11 season.[1] He later played for Newport County.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke[1] 1910–11 20 1 0 0 20 1
Career total 20 1 0 0 20 1


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0.