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Tom Reid

Tom Reid

Birthdate: 15 August 1905
Birthplace: Motherwell, Scotland
Other clubs: Blantyre Victoria (1923-25), Clydebank (1925-26), Manchester United (1929-33), Oldham Athletic (1933-35), Barrow (1935-36), Prescot Cables (1936-38), Rhyl Athletic (1938-39)
Bought from: Clydebank
Signed for LFC: £1,000, 12.04.1926
Liverpool debut: 01.05.1926
Last appearance: 19.01.1929
Debut goal: 01.05.1926
Last goal: 10.09.1928
Contract expiry: 31.01.1929
Win ratio: 38.18% W:21 D:13 L:21
Games/goals ratio: 1.83
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 3 / 4
LFC league games/goals: 51 / 30
Total LFC games/goals: 55 / 30

Player profile

Thomas Joseph Reid played in a number of different positions for Liverpool but was predominantly used in the forward-line. By no means speedy or graceful, he was the archetypal old-fashioned centre-forward who happened to be a goalscoring machine! Reid made his Liverpool debut on the final day of the 1925/26 season in a home fixture with Sheffield United, scoring after only eight minutes and added another goal to help his team secure a point from a 2-2 draw. Reid often scored in 'pairs'; the next season he repeated that two-goal debut performance on no less than five separate occasions. Reid was Liverpool's second-highest scorer in the League behind goalscoring legend Gordon Hodgson in 1927/28 with 15 from 25 fixtures. He was only called on six times the following season, scoring in his first two but not adding to his impressive scoring record, 30 goals in 55 games, in his last four appearances.

Only 24-years-old when he left Liverpool in February 1929 Reid went on a scoring spree for Manchester United, netting 14 in 17 first division games for the rest of the 1928/29 season, but 22 goals in 43 games in the next two campaigns couldn't prevent United being relegated into the Second Division. Reid added 27 goals in 36 games in two seasons in Second Division being described in their match programme as "somewhat cumbersome in his methods, but he is an opportunist of the first water." He was loaned to neighbours and fellow second division team, Oldham Athletic, in March 1933 where he scored nine in 13 games in the remainder of the 1932/33 season. His loan was made permanent when the Latics' supporters club donated the £400 needed. Reid was Oldham's top-scorer the following season with 16 League goals. In total Reid scored 145 goals in 245 Football League appearances.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 51 4 0 0 0 55
1925-1926 1 0 0 0 0 1
1926-1927 20 1 0 0 0 21
1927-1928 25 2 0 0 0 27
1928-1929 5 1 0 0 0 6

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Total Opponent
6 Leicester City
4 Cardiff City
4 Sheffield United
4 Huddersfield Town
4 Newcastle United
4 Burnley
3 Arsenal
3 Birmingham City
3 Sheffield Wednesday
3 Blackburn Rovers
3 Sunderland
2 Aston Villa
2 Everton
2 Bolton Wanderers
1 West Ham United
1 Tottenham
1 Darlington
1 Bury
1 Middlesbrough
1 Portsmouth
1 Bristol City
1 WBA
Total Competition
51 League
4 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 30 0 0 0 0 30
1925-1926 2 0 0 0 0 2
1926-1927 11 0 0 0 0 11
1927-1928 15 0 0 0 0 15
1928-1929 2 0 0 0 0 2

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
30 League
Total Open play/Penalty
30 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 01.05.1926 Sheffield United Anfield League
50 08.09.1928 Leicester City Anfield League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 8 01.05.1926 Sheffield United Anfield League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Blantyre Victoria 1923-1925 Lanarkshire League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Clydebank 1925-1926 Scotland Division 1 30 17 30 17
Manchester United 1928-1929 England First Division 17 14 17 14
Manchester United 1929-1930 England First Division 13 5 13 5
Manchester United 1930-1931 England First Division 30 17 33 20
Manchester United 1931-1932 England Second Division 25 17 26 17
Manchester United 1932-1933 England Second Division 11 10 12 10
Oldham Athletic 1932-1933 England Second Division 13 9 13 9
Oldham Athletic 1933-1934 England Second Division 31 16 34 17
Oldham Athletic 1934-1935 England Second Division 23 10 24 10
Barrow 1935-1936 England Third Division North 31 17 35 21
Prescot Cables 1936-1938 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Rhyl Athletic 1938-1939 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 224 132 237 140
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