Leeds United F.C. History
Leeds United F.C. History : Foreword
1919-29 - The Twenties
1930-39 - The Thirties
1939-46 - The War Years
1947-49 - Post War Depression
1949-57 - The Reign of King John
1957-63 - From Charles to Revie
1961-75 - The Revie Years
1975-82 - The Downward Spiral
1982-88 - The Dark Years
1988-96 - The Wilko Years
1996-04 - The Rollercoaster Ride
2004-17 - Down Among The Deadmen
100 Greatest LUFC Players Ever
Greatest Leeds United Games
Players' Profiles
Managers' Profiles
Leeds City F.C. History
Leeds City F.C. Player and Manager Profiles
Leeds United/City Statistics
Leeds United/City Captains
Leeds United/City Friendlies and Other Games
Leeds United/City Reserves and Other Teams

Thom: John (Jock)

1924-1927 (Player Details)

Centre Forward

Born: Hurlford, Ayrshire: 18-05-1899

Debut v Notts County (a): 01-09-1924

58 12st (1924)

Thom began as a seventeen-year-old with Hurlford Thistle and, after unsuccessful trials with Birmingham City, signed for Nottingham Forest in August 1922. He failed to get into the first team and was released in the summer of 1923, joining North Eastern League club, Workington, where he scored thirty goals in his first season. Leeds signed him for 430 in May 1924. He was given little chance to show what he could do at Elland Road but went on to enjoy a fair amount of success with other clubs. He was transferred to Third Division South side Bristol Rovers for 175 in June 1927 where he scored four times in six League appearances. In August 1928 he returned to Workington, then joined the then Non-League Aldershot Town in June 1930 and scored nearly one hundred goals for them, including six goals in fifteen games after they had replaced Thames AFC in the Third Division South in the 1932-33 season. In the 1930-31 season he had scored a staggering sixty-eight goals for them. He then joined Non-League club Guildford City in the 1933 close season. Later he returned to Aldershot as Reserve team trainer and was also a gateman at the Recreation Ground. He died in 1966.

League 73