Bob Thomas (footballer, born 1919)

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Bob Thomas
Personal information
Full name Robert Albert Thomas[1]
Date of birth (1919-08-02)2 August 1919
Place of birth Stepney, England
Date of death March 1990 (aged 70)[1]
Place of death Sutton, England[1]
Playing position Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Golders Green ? (?)
1939–1946 Brentford 0 (0)
1946–1947 Plymouth Argyle 41 (17)
1947–1952 Fulham 167 (55)
1952–1955 Crystal Palace 96 (31)
Kettering Town ? (?)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Bob Thomas (2 August 1919 – March 1990) was an English footballer who played as an inside forward.[2] He played in the Football League for Plymouth Argyle, Fulham and Crystal Palace, scoring 103 goals in 304 appearances.[3][4] He also played for Golders Green, Brentford and Kettering Town, and appeared as a guest player for West Ham United during the Second World War.[5] His brother, Dave, played in the Football League for several clubs as a centre forward and the two played alongside each other for Plymouth Argyle during the 1946–47 season.[2][4]


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  5. Hogg, Tony (1995). West Ham Who's Who. London: Independent UK Sports publications. p. 223. ISBN 1-899429-01-8.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>