Tommy Harris (footballer)

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Tommy Harris
Personal information
Full name Thomas Alfred Harris[1]
Date of birth (1924-11-08)8 November 1924[1]
Place of birth Chelsea, London, England[1]
Date of death 11 October 2001(2001-10-11) (aged 76)[1]
Place of death Chelsea, London, United Kingdom
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1951–1953 Leyton Orient 31 (11)
1953–1954 Colchester United 3 (0)
Tonbridge Angels
Deal Town
Total 34 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Thomas Alfred "Tommy" Harris (8 November 1924 – 11 October 2001) was an English footballer who played in the Football League as a forward for Leyton Orient and Colchester United.


Born in Chelsea, London, Harris began his career with local club Fulham,[1] but after failing to break into the team joined Leyton Orient in 1951. He scored 11 goals in 31 league appearances for Orient[2] before signing for Colchester United in 1953.[1] He made his debut for the club on 10 October 1953 in a 3–0 home defeat by Coventry City.[3] He played a further two games for Colchester[4] with his final appearance coming on 5 December in a 1–0 victory over his former club Leyton Orient.[5]

Harris left Colchester, later playing for Tonbridge Angels, Yiewsley and Deal Town in the non-leagues. He died on 11 October 2001 aged 76.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Colchester United – Player profile". Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "LEYTON ORIENT:1946/47-2011/12". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Colchester United – Match details – Colchester Utd 0–3 Coventry City". Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "COLCHESTER UNITED:1950/51-1989/90 & 1992/93-2011/12". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Colchester United – Match details – Colchester Utd 1–0 Leyton Orient". Retrieved 29 April 2013.