6 February 2011

Tom Wilson

Name: Thomas H. Wilson
Born: Belfast
Died:
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Position: Left-Back

Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Amateur Cap (1924); Intermediate League Representative.
Club Honours: (with Ards) Irish Cup Winner 1926/27.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA.Cup
Other
Queen's.Island
20/21
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Dundela
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Amateur
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Dunmurry
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Amateur
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Portadown
24/25
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Amateur
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Stockport Co.
25/26
c/s25
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4/0
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Portadown
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Ards
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TOTALS
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£-
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Biography:
Signed by Portadown from Dunmurry prior to their first season in senior football, left-back Tom Wilson proved a sterling player, "a very keen tackler" with "a neatness in his returns not found in every defender." His performances earned him an Amateur cap, adding to the representative honours he earned while an Intermeditae League player against the Glasgow Junior League a few years earlier. At the end of that single season with the Mid-Ulster club, Wilson earned a move to England with Stockport County and professional football.

Wilson's stay with Stockport proved brief as some mistake on the club's behalf let to him being released and he returned to Shamrock Park. He was soon on the move again, this time to Ards, where he developed into one of the club's most popular players, kicking "an excellent length" and tackling "with the sureness of an old campaigner." In 1927 he was a member of the Ards side that surprisingly defeated Cliftonville in the Irish Cup final to claim their first senior honour.

Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
08-11-1924 England H L 2-3

Summary: 1/0. Won 0, drew 0, Lost 1.

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