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Tommy Taylor

Manchester United FC

19 appearances, 16 goals

P 19 W 11 D 6 L 2 F 51: A 21
*(actual F x: A x)
74% successful

1953-57

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
1610

Profile

Full name Thomas Taylor (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 29 January 1932 at 4 Quarry Street, in Smithies, Barnsley, West Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Barnsley, March 1932].
Attended Burton Road Junior and Rayley Secondary Modern Schools

Register Notes

According to the 1939 register, Thomas is the second of six children to Charles and Violet (nee Hodgkins), living at 4 Quarry Street in the Smithies area of Barnsley. His father is a hewer in the coalmines.

Died 6 February 1958 in Munich, aged 26 years 8 days [registered in the GRO Air Deaths, 1947-65].
Height/Weight 6' 0", 12st. 11lbs [1957].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990], Brian Hughes' The Smiling Executioner & FindMyPast.com

Biographies Tommy Taylor: The Smiling Executioner - Brian Hughes (Empire Publications Ltd, December 1996)
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Began his football career playing at school and as a centre-foward with Barnsley Boys. Never intending to carve out a career in football, he only played with local amateur side Smithies United FC, of the Nelson League, because they were a man short. After just three matches, he was noticed by the Barnsley FC scouts, who signed him on 7 February 1948 on amateur forms and to their groundstaff, just ahead of Hull City FC. On 25 July 1949, Taylor signed professional forms.
Club honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of two who became 719th players (719) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left/right, centre-forward
First match No. 277, 17 May 1953, Argentina 0 England 0, an end-of-season South American tour match at Estadio Monumental, Nuñez, Buenos Aires, abandoned after 36 minutes, aged 21 years 108 days.
Last match No. 317, 27 November 1957, England 4 France 0, a friendly match at The Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 25 years 302 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1954; British Championships 1955-56, 1956-57, 1957-58;
Team honours British Championship shared 1955-56, 1957-58, winners 1956-57;
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Beyond England

Left school to work on the pit top at Wharncliffe Woodmoor Colliery.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

On 6th February 1958 the airliner carrying players and backroom staff of Manchester United, plus a number of journalists and supporters, crashed in a blizzard on its third attempt to take off from Munich airport. United were returning from Belgrade where they had just beaten Red Star Belgrade in the European Cup and had stopped off at Munich for re-fuelling. Twenty-three of the forty-four passengers on board the aircraft lost their lives. - Munich Remembered and Never Forgotten - Munich58.co.uk

 

Tommy Taylor - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- 19 9 18 1 1 1610 16 101 min 5 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.

 

Tommy Taylor - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 6 5 0 1 23 8 +15 0 2 3.833 1.333 83.3 +4
Away 12 6 5 1 24 9 +15 2 4 2.00 0.75 70.8 +5
Neutral 1 0 1 0 4 4 =0 0 0 4.00 4.00 50.0 =0
All 19 11 6 2 51 21 +30 2 6 2.684 1.105 73.7 +9

 

Tommy Taylor - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 18 10 6 2 48 20 +28 2 6 2.667 1.111 72.2 +8
Red 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 19 11 6 2 51 21 +30 2 6 2.684 1.105 73.7 +9

 

Tommy Taylor - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

3 2 1 0 10 3 +7 0 0 3.333 1.00 83.3 +2
WCF 2 1 1 0 6 4 +2 0 1 3.00 2.00 75.0 +1
World Cup 5 3 2 0 16 7 +9 0 1 3.20 1.40 80.0 +3
British Championship 4 1 2 1 8 5 +3 0 1 2.00 1.25 50.0 =0
Friendly 10 7 2 1 27 9 +18 2 4 2.70 0.90 80.0 +6
All 19 11 6 2 51 21 +30 2 6 2.684 1.105 73.7 +9

 

Tommy Taylor - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1956-58 3 2 1 0 10 3 +7 0 0 3.333 1.00 83.3 +2
WCP All 3 2 1 0 10 3 +7 0 0 3.333 1.00 83.3 +2
World Cup Final Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1954 2 1 1 0 6 4 +2 0 1 3.00 2.00 75.0 +1
WCF All 2 1 1 0 6 4 +2 0 1 3.00 2.00 75.0 +1
World Cup
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1952-54 2 1 1 0 6 4 +2 0 1 3.00 2.00 75.0 +1
WC 1956-58 3 2 1 0 10 3 +7 0 0 3.333 1.00 83.3 +2
WC All 5 3 2 0 16 7 +9 0 1 3.20 1.40 80.0 +3
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1955-56 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC 1956-57 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC 1957-58 2 1 0 1 6 3 +3 0 1 3.00 1.50 50.0 =0
BC All 4 1 2 1 8 5 +3 0 1 2.00 1.25 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 5 3 2 0 16 7 +9 0 1 3.20 1.40 80.0 +3
BC 4 1 2 1 8 5 +3 0 1 2.00 1.25 50.0 =0
All 9 4 4 1 24 12 +12 0 2 2.667 1.333 66.7 +3

 

Tommy Taylor - Match History
 Club: Manchester United F.C. - 19 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 19 full capsx

Age 21
1 277 17 May 1953 - Argentina 0 England 0, Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires - abandoned after 36 minutes tour AD Start 36 10
2 278 24 May 1953 - Chile 1 England 2, Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago AW Start 48 10
3 279 31 May 1953 - Uruguay 2 England 1, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo AL Start 89 10
- 280 8 June 1953 - USA 3 England 6, Yankee Stadium,New York AW squad/unused sub
Age 22
- 286 16 May 1954 - Yugoslavia 1 England 0, Stadion JNA, Beograd tour AL squad member
- 287 23 May 1954 - Hungary 7 England 1, Népstadion, Budapest AL
4 288 17 June 1954 - Belgium 4 England 4, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel WCF ND Start 10
5 289 20 June 1954 - England 2 Switzerland 0, Wankdorfstadion, Bern AW Start
- 290 26 June 1954 - Uruguay 4 England 2, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel NL squad member
Age 24
1 b 29 February 1956 - Scotland 2 England 2, Dens Park, Dundee Fr HW Start 9
6 302 14 April 1956 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AD Start 8
7 303 9 May 1956 - England 4 Brazil 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 3, 65 9
8 304 16 May 1956 - Sweden 0 England 0, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna tour AD Start 9
9 305 20 May 1956 - Finland 1 England 5, Olympiastadion, Helsinki AW Start off 44 9
10 306 26 May 1956 - West Germany 1 England 3, Olympiastadion, Berlin AW Start 9
11 307 6 October 1956 - Northern Ireland 1 England 1, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AD Start 9
12 309 28 November 1956 - England 3 Yugoslavia 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW sub 30 65, 89 ?
13 310 5 December 1956 - England 5 Denmark 2, Molineux, Wolverhampton Fr HW Start 2, 20, 53 9
Age 25
14 312 8 May 1957 - England 5 Republic of Ireland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 9, 17, 40 9
15 313 15 May 1957 - Denmark 1 England 4, Idrætsparken, København AW Start 71, 86 9
16 314 19 May 1957 - Republic of Ireland 1 England 1, Dalymount Park, Dublin AD Start 9
17 315 19 October 1957 - Wales 0 England 4, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AW Start 9
18 316 6 November 1957 - England 2 Northern Ireland 3, Empire Stadium, Wembley HL Start 9
19 317 27 November 1957 - England 4 France 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 3, 33 9

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