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Tom White

Everton FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 1 L 0 F 1: A 1
50% successful


captain: none
minutes played:


Full name Tom Angus White
name notes although registered as a Tom, his early entries in newspaper reports did call him 'Thomas'.
Born 29 July 1908 at 26 Goulden Street, in Weaste, Salford, Lancashire [registered as Tom in Salford, September 1908].
Baptism 23 September 1908 in St. Luke's Church in Weaste

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, two year old Tom Angus is the youngest of five children to Frederick and Emma (née Rimmer). His father is joiner. They live at 8 Willow Grove in Southport.

According to the 1939 register, Tom A. is a married dock labourer living at 13 Goodison Avenue in Liverpool. He is here living on his own, although he lives next door to the Everton groundsman, Ted Storey (no.11).

Married to Edith Mary Ashworth on 19 April 1928 at St. Luke's Church in Southport [registered as Tom A. in Liverpool North, September 1967]. Living at 103 Kensington Road in Ormskirk.
Died 13 August 1967, aged 59 years 15 days [registered as Tom A. in Liverpool North, September 1967].
Height/Weight 5' 8", 10st. 13lbs [1925]. 5' 9", 11st. [1928, 1929 & 1933]. 5' 8½", 13st. [1938]


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Began his football career playing as a schoolboy centre-half in Southport, then turning out for Trinity Old Boys FC. Southport FC, a Third Division North club, beat Bolton Wanderers FC to his signature, with White being a capable centre-half or a forward, on 15 September 1925. After five goals in seventeen league outings, Everton FC beat other interested clubs and picked him up for a 'substantial fee' on 17 February 1927, and he made his league debut, deputising for Bill Dean (who was away with England), on 22 October that year. By the time the year was out, Sheffield United FC had made overtures to sign him. White remained at Goodison Park, making 193 league appearances, amassing 66 goals. He had reverted to being a half-back from 1932, and by now, a very versatile player wherever he was picked. However, a knee injury picked up in a pre-season practice match in August 1936 forced his retirement from Everton FC. Crewe Alexandra FC made an attempt to sign White on 31 July 1937. Then, Warney Cresswell, manager of Northampton Town FC, a former teammate of White, gave him a months' trial on 6 October 1937, but ultimately proved unsuccessful. White returned north with New Brighton FC on 23 February 1938, retiring at the end of the following season.
Club honours Football League Champions 1927-28, 1931-32; Division Two winners 1930-31; FA Cup winners 1932-33; FA Charity Shield winners 1928, 1932, runners-up 1933;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of six who became 582nd players (583) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-half
Only match No. 186, 13 May 1933, Italy 1 England 1, an end-of-season tour match at Stadio Nazionale del Partito Nazionale Fascista, Parioli, Roma, aged 24 years 288 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours Apparently, an England junior "played several games at centre-half in international schoolboys' football" - September 1925
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After leaving football, he worked on Liverpool Docks, where he would meet an untimely death. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.266.


Tom White - Career Statistics
Squads Apps comp. apps Mins. Goals goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
4 1 0 90 0 0 min 0 none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.


Tom White - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - Friendly 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0

Tom White
- Match History

 Club: Everton F.C. - one full appearance (90 min) 

F.A. International Selection Committee - one full appearance (90 min)x

Age 24
1 186 13 May 1933 - Italy 1 England 1, Stadio NPNF, Roma tour AD Start ch
187 20 May 1933 - Switzerland 0 England 4, Stadion Neufeld, Bern AW withdrew injured

Age 25
188 14 October 1933 - Ireland 0 England 3, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW reserve
189 15 November 1933 - England 1 Wales 2, St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne BC HL reserve