William Thomas (footballer, born 1885)

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William Thomas
Personal information
Full name William Thomas[1]
Date of birth 1885[1]
Place of birth Liverpool, England[1]
Playing position Inside-right
Youth career
Newcastle Swifts
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1903–1906 Port Vale 11 (1)
1906–1907 Everton 0 (0)
1907–1908 Leeds City 9 (2)
1908–1909 Barnsley 1 (0)
Huddersfield Town
Total 21+ (3+)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

William Thomas (born 1885; date of death unknown) was an English footballer who played for Port Vale, Everton, Leeds City, Barnsley, and Huddersfield Town.

Playing career[edit]

Thomas played for Newcastle Swifts before joining Port Vale in June 1903.[1] His debut came in an 8–1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on 8 April 1905, and he claimed his first goal in the Football League 13 days later in a 3–2 win over Gainsborough Trinity at the Athletic Ground.[1] These were his only two appearances of the 1904–05 season.[1] He played nine Second Division appearances in the 1905–06 season, before he moved on to Everton, Leeds City, Barnsley and Huddersfield Town.[1]

Statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from William Thomas profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Burslem Port Vale 1904–05 Second Division 2 1 0 0 2 1
1905–06 Second Division 9 0 1 0 10 0
Total 11 1 1 0 12 1
Everton 1906–07 First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0
Leeds City 1907–08 Second Division 9 2 1 0 10 2
Barnsley 1908–09 Second Division 3 0 0 0 3 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 289. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.