Tom Turnbull
Tom Turnbull
Tom Turnbull
● Tom Turnbull (CW)

born in Scotland

Thomas Turnbull was born sometime between the 24th February 1875 and 23rd February 1876 in St Ninians, Stirlingshire. *

The defender signed for George Easton's Thistle on Wednesday, 21st October, 1903, having most recently been with Stenhousemuir.

Aged 27 or 28, he made his only appearance on Saturday, 31st October, 1903, in a 4-1 defeat away to Heart of Midlothian in the SFL First Division.

There were no goals for Tom in his one-off appearance for Thistle.

His club-list included Falkirk, East Stirlingshire, Celtic, Sheffield United, Partick Thistle and Stenhousemuir.

Tom died on Monday, 23rd February, 1920, in Falkirk, aged 44.

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Historian's note: The OH credits Tom Turnbull with 3 appearances, reckoning that Turnbull [i] and Tom Turnbull are one and the same. However, that seems very unlikely. Firstly, Tom Turnbull was a renowned defender, whereas Turnbull [i] appeared at inside right on both of his appearances. More importantly, Tom Turnbull signed for Sheffield United in September, 1900, and stayed with them for 2½ years. We haven't seen any contemporary supporting evidence to identify Turnbull [i] and Tom Turnbull as one and the same, and unless that changes, we feel the sensible option is to treat them as two different individuals. We note that SFLPR backs up the OH contention, but since the former appeared 5 years after the latter, duplication of the OH data is the likeliest explanation for that.

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