Tommy English

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Tommy English
Personal information
Full name Thomas Steven English
Date of birth (1961-10-18) 18 October 1961 (age 55)
Place of birth Cirencester, England
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Coventry City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1982 Coventry City 66 (17)
1982–1984 Leicester City 44 (3)
1984 Rochdale 3 (1)
1984 Plymouth Argyle 4 (1)
1985 Colchester United 1 (0)
1985 Canberra City 20 (5)
1985–1987 Colchester United 43 (17)
1987–1988 Wealdstone 28 (10)
1988–1989 Bishop's Stortford
1989–1990 Colchester United 13 (3)
1990–1991 Happy Valley
1991– Crawley Town
Wivenhoe Town
1994– Cornard United
Sudbury Town
0000–1999 Harwich & Parkeston
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Thomas Steven "Tommy" English (born 18 October 1961) is an English former professional footballer.


English was born in Cirencester, Gloucestershire and attended school in Colchester, Essex. He began his career as an apprentice at Coventry City.[1] After making 66 league appearances for Coventry, scoring seventeen times, he signed for Leicester City in 1982. After being released in 1984, he made a handful of appearances for Rochdale and Plymouth Argyle as a non-contract player, before signing for Colchester United in 1985. After playing a single game for Colchester he signed for Australian club Canberra City, but returned to Colchester in November.

He left Colchester in 1987 and played for non-League clubs Wealdstone and Bishop's Stortford, before returning to Colchester for a third time in 1989. In 1990, he signed for Hong Kong club Happy Valley, before returning to England to play for Crawley Town, Wivenhoe Town, Sudbury Town and Harwich & Parkeston before retiring in 1999

His son, Tom, played for the youth teams at Norwich City and Arsenal.[2]


  1. ^ Tom English Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database
  2. ^ Tom English Flown from the Nest

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