Tommy Walker (winger)

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Tommy Walker
Personal information
Playing position Right-winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1891–1893 Burslem Port Vale 24 (7)
Burton Swifts

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Thomas J. "Tommy" Walker was a footballer who played on the right-wing for Burslem Port Vale and Burton Swifts in the 1890s.

Playing career[edit]

Walker probably joined Burslem Port Vale in December 1891.[1] He scored a goal on his debut at outside-right in a 3–1 defeat at Doncaster Rovers in a Midland League match on 12 December 1891.[1] He was a first team regular and managed to bag a goal in the 2–0 Staffordshire Charity Cup final triumph over local rivals Stoke on 7 May 1892.[1] He scored three goals in 15 Second Division games in the 1892–93 season.[1] His first goal in the Football League came on 24 September, in a 4–1 win over Crewe Alexandra at the Athletic Ground, and he later claimed goals in home defeats to Darwen and Ardwick.[1] He was transferred to Burton Swifts in March 1893.[1]

Honours[edit]

with Port Vale
  • Staffordshire Charity Cup winner: 1892

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 301. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.