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Tommy Gardner

Tommy Gardner

Birthdate: 28 May 1910
Birthplace: Huyton, Liverpool, England
Date of death: 8 February 1970
Other clubs: Orrell (1926-28), Grimsby Town (1931-32), Hull City (1932-34), Aston Villa (1934-38), Burnley (1938-45); Preston North End, Blackpool, Southport, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers (wartime guest), Wrexham (1945-47), Wellington Town (1947-50), Oswestry Town (1950-52), Saltney (1952-54)
Bought from: Orrell
Signed for LFC: Amateur - July 1928 / Professional - April 1929
International debut: 16.05.1934 vs. Czechoslovakia
International caps: 2/0 (caps at Villa) - 18.05.1935
Liverpool debut: 25.01.1930
Last appearance: 22.02.1930
Contract expiry: May 1931
Win ratio: 20% W:1 D:2 L:2
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 4 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 5 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 5 / 0

Player profile

The fair-haired Gardner, nicknamed "Gandhi", joined Liverpool as an amateur from Orrell in July 1928, signing professional forms a year later. He was a half-back who played in five consecutive first division fixtures in the second half of the 1929/30 season when the regular right-half Tom Morrison was unavailable. Morrison had been an ever-present the season before and would only miss three League matches the following season so Gardner's opportunities were limited as a result. There was only one victory for the club in the five games Gardner figured in and Liverpool finished the season mid-table. The highlight from his post-Liverpool career was when he gained international honours during his four years' stay at Aston Villa. During Gardner's time at the Villains, the club was relegated to Second Division in 1936 having been runners-up in the First Division three years previously. However, Villa won the Second Division in 1938 in his final season. Gardner was a long-throw expert and once won a Daily Mail competition by throwing 32 yards, 2 inches.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 5 0 0 0 0 5
1929-1930 5 0 0 0 0 5

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
1 Derby
1 Manchester United
1 Leicester City
1 Birmingham City
1 Grimsby Town
Total Competition
5 League

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 25.01.1930 Manchester United Anfield League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Orrell 1926-1928 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Grimsby Town 1931-1932 England First Division 13 0 13 0
Hull City 1932-1933 England Third Division North 39 1 43 1
Hull City 1933-1934 England Second Division 27 1 30 1
Aston Villa 1933-1934 England First Division 12 0 12 0
Aston Villa 1934-1935 England First Division 34 0 35 0
Aston Villa 1935-1936 England First Division 5 0 5 0
Aston Villa 1936-1937 England Second Division 23 1 24 1
Aston Villa 1937-1938 England Second Division 3 0 3 0
Burnley 1938-1939 England Second Division 39 3 40 3
Wrexham 1945-1947 England Third Division North 33 4 37 5
Wellington Town 1947-1950 Cheshire County League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Oswestry Town 1950-1952 Birmingham & District League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Saltney 1952-1954 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 228 10 242 11
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