Tommy Stark

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Tommy Stark
Personal information
Full name Tommy Stark
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Place of death United States
Playing position Left Back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1914–1915 Kearny Scots
1918–1919 Paterson F.C.
1919–1921 Erie
1921–1924 New York Field Club 57 (4)
1924 New York Giants 2 (1)
1924–1925 Newark Skeeters 8 (1)
National team
1925 United States 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Tommy Stark was a U.S.-Scottish soccer right half who spent several seasons in both the National Association Football League and the first American Soccer League. He earned one cap with the U.S. national team in 1925.

Professional career[edit]

Stark, brother of Hall of Fame member Archie Stark, was part of the Kearny Scots team which won the 1915 American Cup. He also played with Paterson F.C. of the National Association Football League (NAFBL) during the 1918-1919 season.[1] That year Paterson lost the 1919 National Challenge Cup final to Bethlehem Steel He was then with Erie A.A. during the 1920-1921 NAFBL season.[2] In 1921, the American Soccer League replaced the NAFBL and Stark moved to New York Field Club.[3] In 1924, he moved to the New York Giants, but played only two games before transferring to the Newark Skeeters. He left the Skeeters and the league after only eight games.[4]

National team[edit]

Stark earned one cap with the U.S. national team in a 1-0 loss to Canada on June 27, 1925.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ March 15, 1919 The Globe
  2. ^ New York Times
  3. ^ New York Times
  4. ^ Jose, Colin (1998). American Soccer League, 1921-1931 (Hardback). The Scarecrow Press. (ISBN 0-8108-3429-4). 
  5. ^ U.S. International Results at RSSSF