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Tom Mort

Aston Villa FC

3 appearances, 0 goals

P 3 W 1 D 0 L 2 F 4: A 4
33% successful

1924-26

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
270

Profile

Full name Private Thomas Mort
Born 1 December 1897, Kearsley, near Farnsworth, Lancashire [registered in Bolton, December 1897].
Attended Kearsley Moor Church of England School and Farnworth Council School.
Baptised 9 January 1898 at St. Stephen's Church, Farnworth with Kearsley. To Thomas and Mary Hannah, Kearsley Moor. Fathers occupation: Collier

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, Thomas is the youngest of three children to Thomas and Mary Hannah (née Nelson). They live at 11 Alma Street in Kearsley. His father is a hewer in the coalmines.
According to his school admissions, Thomas beagn Kearsley Moor Infants on 24 February 1902. Living at Manor Cottages. He joined the juniors on 1 June 1905, and now living at 53 Slackey Brow.

According to the 1911 census, Thomas is the youngest of the three children living with their 'married' mother at 34 Lindley Street in Kearsley. Thomas is a 'cop packer'. The cenus reveals that Thomas' parents had five children, and that two had died.

According to the 1939 register, Thomas, an unemployed ex-professional footballer, is married to Prudence and they live at 2 Villa Avenue in Wigan along with son Thomas K.
Married to Prudence Blewer [registered in Salford, June 1922]. One son, Thomas K. (b.26 February 1926)
Died 6 June 1967 in Wigan, aged 69 years 187 days [registered in Wigan, June 1967].
Height/Weight 5' 8", 11st. 7lbs [1922], 5' 8", 11st. 4lbs [1924], 5' 8", 12st 3lbs. [1928]

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Ancestry.com

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football as a centre-forward with St. Stephen's FC, a Sunday schoolside in Bolton. Afterwhich he played with Newton Lads FC. Played Army Football (Private in the Lancashire Fusiliers) during WW1. And played with Altrincham FC and Rochdale FC afterwards, rejecting an offer to join Bolton Wanderers FC. He joined Aston Villa FC on 12 April 1922 for a 1300 pound transfer fee, where he remained until 1 May 1935, competing in 338 league appearances, scoring twice. Villa decided not to retain Mort, and in turn, with no other clubs coming in for the ex-international, he walked away from the game in June.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1923-24; Football League runners-up 1930-31, 1932-33;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 468th players (469) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-back
First match No. 139, 3 March 1924, England 1 Wales 2, a British Championship match at Ewood Park, Ewood, Blackburn, aged 26 years 93 days.
Last match No. 149, 17 April 1926, England 0 Scotland 1, a British Championship match at Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester, aged 28 years 137 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1923-24, 1925-26;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

No additional information. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.180/1.

 

Tom Mort - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
3 3 2 270 0 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Tom Mort - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - British Championship 2 0 0 2 1 3 -2 1 0 0.50 1.50 0.00 -2
Away - Friendly 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 3 1 0 2 4 4 =0 1 0 1.333 1.333 33.3 -1

 

Tom Mort - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1923-24 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
BC 1925-26 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
BC All 2 0 0 2 1 3 -2 1 0 0.50 1.50 0.00 -2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 0 0 2 1 3 -2 1 0 0.50 1.50 0.00 -2
All 2 0 0 2 1 3 -2 1 0 0.50 1.50 0.00 -2

 

Tom Mort - Match History
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 3 full capsx

Age 26
1 139 3 March 1924 - England 1 Wales 2, Ewood Park, Blackburn BC HL Start lb
2 141 17 May 1924 - France 1 England 3, Stade Pershing, Paris Fr AW Start lb
Age 28
3 149 17 April 1926 - England 0 Scotland 1, Old Trafford, Manchester BC HL Start lb

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