Tom Atherton
Tom Atherton
Tom Atherton
● Tom Atherton, 1903 (WIK)

born in England

Thomas Henry Atherton was born on Wednesday, 8th January, 1879, in West Derby, Merseyside.

The forward signed for Thistle on Monday, 30th July, 1900, having most recently been with St Bernard's.

Aged 21, he made his debut appearance on Thursday, 16th August, 1900, in a 2-2 friendly draw away to Rangers.

Tom scored his first goal for Thistle on Saturday, 25th August, 1900, in a 5-2 defeat away to St Mirren in the SFL First Division.

He scored the last of his 8 goals on Saturday, 2nd March, 1901, in a 3-2 defeat at home to Clyde in the Western League.

He played his last game for the club on Tuesday, 14th May, 1901, in a 2-0 friendly defeat at home to Rangers, having appeared as a Jag on 41 occasions.

His club-list included Dundee Wanderers, Edinburgh Benburb, Hibernian, Dunfermline Athletic Juniors, Tottenham Hotspur, St Bernard's, Raith Rovers, Partick Thistle, Dundee, Grimsby Town, Brentford and Motherwell.

Tom died in 1954, in Exeter, Devon, aged 74 or 75. *

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compiled from our All Games criteria.
Age Goal(s) Match
21y, 7m, 17d goal.png 25.08.1900 St Mirren [a] L2-5 (SFL First Division - game 3)
21y, 7m, 24d goal.png 01.09.1900 Dumbarton [h] W5-2 (Friendly)
21y, 8m, 28d goal.pnggoal.png 06.10.1900 Heart of Midlothian [a] W3-1 (SFL First Division - game 8)
21y, 11m, 23d goal.png 31.12.1900 Aberdeen FC [a] D1-1 (Friendly)
21y, 11m, 24d goal.png 01.01.1901 Clachnacuddin [a] L3-4 (Friendly)
22y, 1m, 1d goal.png 09.02.1901 St Mirren [h] W5-3 (SFL First Division - game 20)
22y, 1m, 22d goal.png 02.03.1901 Clyde [h] L2-3 (Western League - game 3)


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