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Full Name: Thomas Lea
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Died: 05/06/1939 (Birkdale)

The first player to sign professional terms for Southport Central. Often referred to as just Thomas Lea, he played in every position for the club apart from in goal.

Having started as an amateur with Everton before joining the Sandgrounders, Lea went on to play First Division football for Accrington Stanley before hanging up his boots due to injury in 1895.

Thomas stayed in the Southport area and became a prominant member of the council, on which is brother William also served. After giving up football he became a Wine and Spirit merchant and had a shop on Brighton Road in Birkdale.

He celebrated his Golden wedding anniversary just two months before his death on 5th June 1939.

He had not been well for some time before his death but had been in his shop the previous day before complaining of feeling ill.

Runners Up Medal – Liverpool Challenge Cup 1892



Season From To Value
1891/1892 Southport ACCRINGTON



Statistics include the following competitions
FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, League, PLAY OFFS , Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1888/1889 000
1889/1890 2409
1890/1891 1604
1891/1892 1908
Total 59 0 21

Last 10 games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
26/04/1892 Liverpool Challenge Cup / FinalN EVERTON 1 - 2
23/04/1892 LeagueA HEYWOOD CENTRAL 0 - 4
16/04/1892 LeagueH HEYWOOD CENTRAL 1 - 0
09/04/1892 LeagueA HEYWOOD 2 - 1
02/04/1892 LeagueH FLEETWOOD RANGERS 4 - 2
26/03/1892 Liverpool Challenge Cup / SFN BOOTLE WANDERERS 6 - 0
19/03/1892 Lancashire Junior Cup / FinalN KEARSLEY 0 - 1
12/03/1892 LeagueA BLACKPOOL 0 - 5
05/03/1892 LeagueH SOUTH SHORE 6 - 1
27/02/1892 Lancashire Junior Cup / SFN FLEETWOOD RANGERS 4 - 2

Last 10 games where player started

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
26/04/1892 Liverpool Challenge Cup / FinalN EVERTON 1 - 2
23/04/1892 LeagueA HEYWOOD CENTRAL 0 - 4
16/04/1892 LeagueH HEYWOOD CENTRAL 1 - 0
09/04/1892 LeagueA HEYWOOD 2 - 1
02/04/1892 LeagueH FLEETWOOD RANGERS 4 - 2
26/03/1892 Liverpool Challenge Cup / SFN BOOTLE WANDERERS 6 - 0
19/03/1892 Lancashire Junior Cup / FinalN KEARSLEY 0 - 1
12/03/1892 LeagueA BLACKPOOL 0 - 5
05/03/1892 LeagueH SOUTH SHORE 6 - 1
27/02/1892 Lancashire Junior Cup / SFN FLEETWOOD RANGERS 4 - 2

Last 10 Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
26/03/1892Liverpool Challenge Cup / SFN BOOTLE WANDERERS 6 - 0
13/02/1892LeagueH NELSON 9 - 3
19/12/1891LeagueA WITTON 4 - 2
05/12/1891LeagueA HIGHER WALTON 6 - 4
28/11/1891Lancashire Junior Cup / Q4H KIRKHAM 2 - 1
21/11/1891LeagueA BURY 3 - 7
26/09/1891LeagueH BLACKPOOL 1 - 1
21/03/1891Southport Charity CupH HIGH PARK 7 - 2
14/03/1891LeagueA HEYWOOD 2 - 3
28/02/1891FriendlyH WITTON 7 - 1
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