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Tommy Urwin

Middlesbrough FC, Newcastle United FC

4 appearances, 0 goals

P 4 W 2 D 1 L 1 F 10: A 8
63% successful

1921-26

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
360

Profile

Full name Tom Urwin
Born 5 February 1896 in Haswell, county Durham [registered as Tom in Easington, March 1896].

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, Tom is the third of five children, all sons, to John George and Ann (nee Smith). His father is a rope inspector at the Ryhope Colliery. They live at 7 South View in the Ryhope area of Sunderland.

According to the 1911 census, Tom, an engine fitter at the colliery, is still the third of five children, but he has a younger sister. In fact, the census tragically reveals that his mother had ten children, and five had since died. The family of seven live at 39 Eglinton Street in Monkwearmouth, Sunderland. His father is a einding engine man in the colliery.
According to Passenger Lists, Tom Urwin was one of eighteen footballers on an FA Tour, courtesy of Canadian Pacific Railway Company, had left the port of Liverpool on 11 May 1931, bound for Montreal, Canada, on the Duchess of Richmond. They returned from Quebec, arriving at Southampton on 23 July 1931, on board the Empress of Britain. He was living at 7 Abingdon Street in Sunderland.

According to the 1939 register, Tom, a football trainer and masseuse, is now married to Bertha and they are living at 37 Hawarden Crescent in Sunderland, along with their son, David,
Married to Bertha Gray, on 5 September 1925 [registered in Stockton-on-Tees, September 1925]. Daughter of James Gray, an amateur footballer. One son, David (b.8 February 1927)
Died 7 May 1968, aged 73 years 92 days [registered in Tynemouth, June 1968].
Height/Weight 5' 6", 10st. 10lbs [1922].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in Sunderland, and spent his junior playing days in the Sunderland Nonconformist League, playing with Fulwell FC. Afterwards, he was playing with Lambton Star FC. Joined Shildon FC as an amateur in 1913. He signed professional forms in February 1914. Afterwhich Middlesbrough signed him in the May. After spending a decade with the Teesside club, for a 3200 pounds transfer fee, he joined Tyneside club, Newcastle United FC on 11 August 1924. Urwin was offerd terms with 'Boro, but these were rejected. Urwin complete the three rivers when he joined the Wearside club, Sunderland AFC on 7 February 1930, for a 525 pound transfer fee. He retired in 1936.
Club honours Football League Champions 1926-27;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions He is one of all a few players to play for the big three North-East clubs, even fewer still have earned a benefit from all three clubs.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 451st players (457) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left/right
First match No. 135, 21 May 1923, Sweden 2 England 4, an end-of-season tour match at Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm, aged 27 years 105 days.
Last match No. 148, 1 March 1926, England 1 Wales 3, a British Championship match at Selhurst Park, South Norwood, London, aged 30 years 24 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1925-26;
Team honours None
Individual honours FA Tour of Canada 1931;
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Later became coach to Sunderland AFC's junior players. And worked latterley as a clerk in a Sunderland hospital, retiring in February 1962 - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.252/253.

 

Tommy Urwin - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
5 4 1 360 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.

 

Tommy Urwin - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 0.00 -1
Away 3 2 1 0 9 5 +4 0 0 3.00 1.667 83.3 +2
All 4 2 1 1 10 8 +2 0 0 2.50 2.00 62.5 +1

 

Tommy Urwin - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 0.00 -1
Friendly 3 2 1 0 9 5 +4 0 0 3.00 1.667 83.3 +2
All 4 2 1 1 10 8 +2 0 0 2.50 2.00 62.5 +1

 

Tommy Urwin - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1925-26 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 0.00 -1
BC All 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 0.00 -1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 0.00 -1
All 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 0.00 -1

 

Tommy Urwin - Match History
 Club: Middlesbrough F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 4 full capsx

Age 25
- 124 14 March 1921 - Wales 0 England 0, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AD reserve
Age 27
1 135 21 May 1923 - Sweden 2 England 4, Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm tour AW Start ol
2 136 24 May 1923 - Sweden 1 England 3, Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm AW Start ol
3 138 1 November 1923 - Belgium 2 England 2, Bosuil Stadion, Antwerpen Fr AD Start ol
 Club: Newcastle United F.C. - 1 full cap  
Age 30
4 148 1 March 1926 - England 1 Wales 3, Selhurst Park, South Norwood BC HL Start or

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