Tommy Clinton

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Tommy Clinton
Personal information
Full name Thomas Joseph Clinton
Date of birth (1926-04-13)13 April 1926
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Date of death 9 August 2009(2009-08-09) (aged 83)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1948 Dundalk
1948–1955 Everton 73 (4)
1955–1956 Blackburn Rovers 6 (0)
1956–1957 Tranmere Rovers 9 (0)
1957–1960 Runcorn
National team
1951–1954 Republic of Ireland 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Thomas "Tommy" Clinton (13 April 1926 – 9 August 2009)[1] was a professional footballer.

Clinton began his career at Dundalk in his native Ireland before joining Everton in March 1948. He made 80 appearances for Everton (73 League and 7 FA Cup appearances) scoring 5 goals (4 League and 1 FA Cup).

After eight seasons at Goodison Park, Clinton was sold to Blackburn Rovers in April 1955, where he played only six games. He subsequently signed for Tranmere Rovers in July 1956, where he finished his professional career.

At international level, Clinton appeared three times for the Republic of Ireland between 1951 and 1954.


  1. ^ "Former Everton defender Tommy Clinton dies aged 83". 2009-08-18. Retrieved 2009-08-18. 
  • The Complete Who's Who of Irish International Football, 1945-96 (1996):Stephen McGarrigle