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Toms: William Edward (Bill)

1916-1917 (Leeds City War-time Guest Player Details)

Centre Forward

Born: The Curragh, Kildare, Ireland: 19-05-1896

Debut: v Hull City (a): 04-11-1916

Height & Weight: Unknown

After starting with Altrincham and Eccles Borough, Toms had two games as a guest for Leeds City in November 1916, playing at Centre Forward at Hull City and two weeks later at Inside Left at Barnsley. After the war he signed for First Division Manchester United in 1919 and scored three times in thirteen League games and also scored in his only F.A. Cup match, before moving to Third Division Plymouth Argyle in 1920. He scored three goals in twenty-four League games and two in four F.A. Cup ties at Home Park before leaving for First Division Oldham Athletic in 1921. He scored five times in twenty league games before leaving to play for Second Division Coventry City. He scored nineteen goals in thirty League games but did not score in his one F.A. Cup appearance at Highfield Road. He moved to Second Division Stockport County in 1923 but was soon on the move after one goal in five League games to Third Division North Wrexham. He had almost two seasons with the Welsh Club, scoring ten goals in forty-two League games and once in three F.A. Cup appearances. He moved to his final Football League club when he joined Third Division North Crewe Alexandra in 1924. He scored eight goals in twenty-five League appearances and played out his football career in Non-League football with Great Harwood, Winsford United and finally CWS Margarine Works (Manchester).

War-time Guest AppearancesGoals
Principal Tournament 20
Subsidiary Tournament 00
Total 20