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Tommy Banks

Bolton Wanderers FC

6 caps, 0 goals

P 6 W 0 D 5 L 1 F 8: A 9
42% successful

1958

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
540

Profile

Full name Thomas Banks
Born 10 November 1929 at 14 Tudor Avenue, New Bury, Farnworth, Lancashire [registered in Bolton, December 1929]. There were two Thomas Banks registered in Bolton, December 1929. Born to John and Cathernine (née Mannion), youngest of seven children.
Attended St. James' Primary School and Harper Green Secondary School.
Married twice, firstly to Margaret Charles, February 1952 [registered in Barton, Lancashire, March 1952].
The couple live at 45 Thorne Street, at Moses Gate in Farnworth. They had two children, David and Lee. Maggie died in 1977.
Married to Marguerite R. Morris, November 1981 [registered in Bolton, December 1981].
Height/Weight 5' 7½", 12st. [1958].

Source

Ian Seddon's Ah'm tellin' thee [2012] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies Ah'm tellin' thee - Ian Seddon [Paragon 2012]

Club Career

Club(s) Banks' started his career with a Farnworth local side, Partridges FC, competing in the Bolton Boys Club League. He signed amateur forms with Bolton Wanderers FC in 1945 and turning out for the Bolton Boy's Federation under-18's team. That in turn led to him being picked as left-back in the Great Britain Boys Club, and soon he was captaining the England Boys Club team. It got him noticed by a lot of major clubs. Leeds United AFC wanted him on amateur forms. Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, Burnley, FC, Arsenal FC and Portsmouth were also courting the up-and-coming left-back. There is also a story of the great Matt Busby turning up on his mother's doorstep whilst Tommy was at work at the pits one Friday afternoon, inviting him to watch Manchester United FC the following day. Tommy declined and awaited the call from his beloved Bolton Wanderers FC, whom he signed part-time professional forms with in November 1946.  After seven league appearances in four years, Tommy signed his full-time professional contract with Wanderers on 10 November 1950. It meant he left the coalpit, but it also meant he was available for National Service, which he duly served from January 1951. After fifteen years at Burnden Park, in which he played in 233 league matches, scoring twice, Tommy left for a new challenge, after Bolton refused to release him to Oldham Athletic FC for less than a £10,000 transfer fee. So in the world of 'retain and transfer', Banks found hiimslef playing with Altrincham FC in the Cheshire league for two seasons, and finally for Bangor City FC in 1963 until he hung up his boots in the summer of 1965, after turning down the opportunity to take over as manager a year previously.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1952-53 (non-playing), winners 1957-58; Welsh Cup runners-up 1963-64;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Tommy played alongside his older brother, Ralph (nine years older) at Bolton Wanderers. Ralph was a right-back.
Tommy became the first English Sportsman to advertise on television, Blue Gillette on ITV.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Ian Seddon's Ah'm tellin' thee [2012].

England Career

Player number One of three who were the 768th players (769) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-back
First match No. 321, 18 May 1958, USSR 1 England 1, a pre-World Cup Finals warm-up tour match at Lenin Stadium, Moskva, aged 28 years 189 days.
Last match No. 326, 4 October 1958, Northern Ireland 3 England 3, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 28 years 328 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1958;
British Championships 1958-59;
Team honours British Championships shared 1958-59;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Returned to bricklaying as a full-time vocation following his retirement from football, even running a couple of businesses that would eventually turn sour. Tommy even ran a newsagents shop on Kildare Street, Farnworth, for a couple of years.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.23.

 

Tommy Banks - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
8 6 5 540 0 0 min 0 None None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Tommy Banks - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away 2 0 2 0 4 4 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
Neutral 4 0 3 1 4 5 -1 2 1 1.00 1.20 37.5 -1
All - White 6 0 5 1 8 9 -1 2 1 1.333 1.667 41.6 -1

 

Tommy Banks - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
WCF 4 0 3 1 4 5 -1 2 1 1.00 1.20 37.5 -1
World Cup 4 0 3 1 4 5 -1 2 1 1.00 1.20 37.5 -1
British Championship 1 0 1 0 3 3 =0 0 0 3.00 3.00 50.0 =0
Friendly 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 6 0 5 1 8 9 -1 2 1 1.333 1.667 41.6 -1

 

Tommy Banks - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1958 4 0 3 1 4 5 -1 2 1 1.00 1.20 37.5 -1
All 4 0 3 1 4 5 -1 2 1 1.00 1.20 37.5 -1
British Championship
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1958-59 1 0 1 0 3 3 =0 0 0 3.00 3.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 3 3 =0 0 0 3.00 3.00 50.0 =0
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 4 0 3 1 4 5 -1 2 1 1.00 1.20 37.5 -1
BC 1 0 1 0 3 3 =0 0 0 3.00 3.00 50.0 =0
All 5 0 4 1 7 8 -1 2 1 1.40 1.60 40.0 -1

 

Tommy Banks - Match History
 Club: Bolton Wanderers F.C. - 6 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 6 full capsx

Age 28
- 319 7 May 1958 - England 2 Portugal 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW late squad replacement
- 320 11 May 1958 - Yugoslavia 5 England 0, Stadion Jugoslovenska Narodna Armija, Beograd Tour AL squad member
1 321 18 May 1958 - USSR 1 England 1, Lenin Stadium, Moskva AD Start 3
2 322 8 June 1958 - USSR 2 England 2, Nya Ullevi Stadion, Göteborg, Sweden WCF ND Start 3
3 323 11 June 1958 - Brazil 0 England 0, Nya Ullevi Stadion, Göteborg, Sweden ND Start
4 324 15 June 1958 - Austria 2 England 2, Ryavallen Stadion, Borås, Sweden ND Start
5 325 17 June 1958 - USSR 1 England 0, Nya Ullevi Stadion, Göteborg, Sweden NL Start
6 326 4 October 1958 - Northern Ireland 3 England 3, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast BC AD Start hurt 3

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