Tommy Green (footballer, born 1863)
|Full name||Thomas Walter Green|
|Date of birth||August 1863|
|Place of birth||Worcester, England|
|Date of death||2 October 1923(aged 60)|
|1880–1881||Mitchell St. George's|
|1881–1882||Small Heath Alliance|
|1881-1882||Church Villa F.C.|
|1882-1883||Mitchell St. George's|
|1883-1884||Aston Unity F.C.|
|1884-1885||Mitchell St. George's|
|1885-1887||West Bromwich Albion|
|1891–1892||Birmingham St. George's|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
He played for Dreadnought F.C., Mitchell St George's, Aston Unity F.C., 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.
Tommy Green played one season in the Football League (1888-1889), the inaugural season. His League Debut was in the first Aston Villa League match, he played as a forward, at Dudley Road, Wolverhampton on 8 September 1888 and Green scored Aston Villa' 1st ever League goal in a 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderer's. On 15 September 1888 Tommy Green became the first Aston Villa player to score two League goals. Tommy scored his only League hat-trick on 29 September 1888 as Villa routed Notts County 9-1. Green scored 2 in a match twice. In season 1888-89 he played all 22 of Aston Villa' League games scoring 14 goals. As a forward he played in a forward-line that scored three-League-goals-or-more-in-a-match on no less than on ten occasions. He scored 19 goals in 29 Villa starts and was 2nd top scorer for Villa in a team that finished 2nd.
Green was described as an enthusiastic forward.
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