Tommy Green (footballer, born 1863)

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Tommy Green
Personal information
Full name Thomas Walter Green
Date of birth August 1863
Place of birth Worcester, England
Date of death 2 October 1923(1923-10-02) (aged 60)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1888–1889 Aston Villa 22 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Thomas Walter Green (August 1863 – 2 October 1923) was an English footballer, known for scoring Aston Villa's first goal in the Football League.[1][2]

He played for Dreadnought (Worcester), Mitchell St George's, Aston Unity, Great Lever, West Bromwich Albion, Kidderminster Harriers and Worcester Rovers as well as guesting for several teams, including Wolverhampton Wanderers, the club he had scored Villa's first league goal against.[2]

He played in Albion's 1886 and 1887 FA Cup finals, losing both (the latter against Villa).

He scored 19 goals in 29 Villa starts.

His son, also Tommy, played for Albion, as well as West Ham United and Coventry City.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aston Villa: History: Timeline: 1874 to 1900". The Official Website of Aston Villa Football Club. Retrieved 2009-03-08. 
  2. ^ a b Halford, Brian (8 September 2006). "The day that Aston Villa and Wolves kicked off the Football League". Burmingham Mail. Trinity Mirror Midlands Limited. Retrieved 2009-03-08.