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Tommy Muirhead
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Full name Thomas Allan Muirhead
Date of birth January 31, 1897(1897-01-31)
Place of birth    Cowdenbeath, Scotland
Date of death    June 1, 1979 (aged 82)
Playing position Forward / Wing Half
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1914-1917
1917-1924
1924-1925
1925-1930
Hibernian
Rangers
Boston Wonder Workers
Rangers

154 (49)
014 0(0)
125 (13)   
National team
1922-1930 Scotland 008 0(0)
Teams managed
1924-1925
1931-1936
1936-1937
Boston Wonder Workers
St. Johnstone
Preston North End

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Thomas "Tommy" Allan Muirhead (31 January 1897 in Cowdenbeath, Fife – June 1979) was a Scottish footballer who played for Hibernian, Rangers and Scotland.

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Hibs and Rangers

Muirhead, a forward who was occasionally deployed as a half-back,[1] was signed by Rangers for £20 from Hibernian in May 1917. He made his debut, ironically against his former club, Hibs in a 3-0 win at Ibrox on September 15, 1917. He went on to score 49 goals in 353 appearances for Rangers and won 8 championship medals. He was also captain of the club for a spell.

American Soccer League

Muirhead's Rangers career was interrupted by a brief stint in the United States in 1925. Cash-rich American Soccer League club Boston Wonder Workers lured him across the Atlantic to assume the role of player-manager.[1] However, despite the presence of several other Scots, including internationalists such as Alex McNab and Barney Battles, he could not settle in Boston and returned to Glasgow after only 14 games.[2]

Scotland

Muirhead returned to Rangers where he played until 1930.

National team

Muirhead was capped at international level, making 8 appearances for Scotland including captaining his country in a 1-0 defeat to Northern Ireland on 25 February 1928.

Manager

After his playing career, Muirhead had further spells in management with St Johnstone (1931-36) and Preston North End (1936-37) and he also worked as a sports journalist.

References

  1. ^ a b Lamming, Douglas (1987) (Hardback). A Scottish Soccer Internationalists Who’s Who, 1872-1986. Hutton Press. (ISBN 0-907033-47-4).  
  2. ^ Jose, Colin (1998) (Hardback). American Soccer League, 1921-1931. The Scarecrow Press. (ISBN 0-8108-3429-4).  

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