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Real Name: Thomas Lea-Jones
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Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 10st 10lbs
Born: 05/03/1869 (West Derby, Liverpool)
Died: 05/06/1939 (Birkdale)

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

He came to Birkdale at the age of three months. He began with the Birkdale second team, being next season moved up to the first eleven, with whom he played a couple of seasons. Leaving them he threw in his lot with Crescent, then with the Southport Wanderers, and ultimately he went to Old Southport. He joined the central on its formation. In October 1887 he played a game with Everton. (Information from Liverpool Echo, 18th January 1890)

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 Date From To Value
1891/1892 Southport ACCRINGTON



Statistics include the following competitions
Cambrian Cup, Conference League Cup, English Jubilee Fund, FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, Lancashire Floodlit Trophy, Lancashire Junior Cup, Lancashire League Medal Competition, Lancashire Senior Cup, League, Liverpool Challenge Cup, Liverpool Senior Cup, Northern Premier League Cup, Northern Premier League Shield, PLAY OFFS , President's Cup, President's Inter League, Third Division (North) Cup, Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1885/1886 000
1886/1887 200
1888/1889 200
1889/1890 28014
1890/1891 1604
1891/1892 30015
Total 78 0 33


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
30/04/1892 Liverpool Challenge CupH LIVERPOOL CALEDONIAN 1 - 2
26/04/1892 Liverpool Challenge Cup / FinalN EVERTON 1 - 2
23/04/1892 LeagueA HEYWOOD CENTRAL 0 - 4
21/04/1892 Liverpool Challenge Cup / SFH LIVERPOOL CALEDONIAN 3 - 0
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
13/02/1892 LeagueH NELSON 9 - 3
06/02/1892 Lancashire Junior Cup / 2H NELSON 5 - 2
30/01/1892 LeagueH ROSSENDALE 2 - 2
23/01/1892 Liverpool Challenge Cup / 3A TRANMERE ROVERS 4 - 2
09/01/1892 LeagueH BURY 0 - 1
02/01/1892 Lancashire Junior Cup / 1H IRWELL SPRINGS 5 - 0
26/12/1891 LeagueH WITTON 3 - 1
19/12/1891 LeagueA WITTON 4 - 2
12/12/1891 LeagueH HEYWOOD 1 - 2
05/12/1891 LeagueA HIGHER WALTON 6 - 4
28/11/1891 Lancashire Junior Cup / Q4H KIRKHAM 2 - 1
21/11/1891 LeagueA BURY 3 - 7
24/10/1891 LeagueA NELSON 1 - 3
17/10/1891 Lancashire Junior Cup / Q2A SKERTON 7 - 1
03/10/1891 LeagueA ROSSENDALE 3 - 0
26/09/1891 LeagueH BLACKPOOL 1 - 1
12/09/1891 LeagueA SOUTH SHORE 3 - 2
05/09/1891 LeagueH WEST MANCHESTER 5 - 2
04/04/1891 LeagueA WEST MANCHESTER 2 - 1
28/03/1891 LeagueH ROSSENDALE 5 - 0
27/03/1891 LeagueA HEYWOOD CENTRAL 4 - 3
14/03/1891 LeagueA HEYWOOD 2 - 3
21/02/1891 LeagueA OSWALDTWISTLE ROVERS 2 - 1
14/02/1891 LeagueH BLACKPOOL 4 - 4
31/01/1891 LeagueA BURY 2 - 8
24/01/1891 LeagueA BLACKPOOL 2 - 4
17/01/1891 LeagueA ROSSENDALE 0 - 6
10/01/1891 LeagueH FLEETWOOD RANGERS 3 - 1
25/12/1890 LeagueH HEYWOOD CENTRAL 2 - 7
13/12/1890 LeagueH HIGHER WALTON 3 - 1
06/12/1890 LeagueH BURY 3 - 4
22/11/1890 LeagueA HIGHER WALTON 0 - 2
15/11/1890 LeagueA FLEETWOOD RANGERS 1 - 2
01/11/1890 LeagueH HEYWOOD 2 - 2
30/04/1890 LeagueH HIGHER WALTON 0 - 1
28/04/1890 LeagueA HEYWOOD 3 - 1
26/04/1890 LeagueA HYDE (1885) 1 - 1
21/04/1890 LeagueA HIGHER WALTON 0 - 3
19/04/1890 LeagueH OSWALDTWISTLE ROVERS 4 - 1
12/04/1890 LeagueH BURY 2 - 1
07/04/1890 LeagueH BLACKBURN PARK ROAD 1 - 1
05/04/1890 LeagueA FLEETWOOD RANGERS 0 - 1
04/04/1890 LeagueA BURY 1 - 1
29/03/1890 LeagueA OSWALDTWISTLE ROVERS 1 - 2
15/03/1890 LeagueA ROSSENDALE 3 - 1
12/03/1890 LeagueA BLACKPOOL 1 - 2
08/03/1890 LeagueH NELSON 3 - 3
15/02/1890 LeagueA HEYWOOD CENTRAL 0 - 1
08/02/1890 LeagueH HEYWOOD 1 - 0
01/02/1890 LeagueH BLACKPOOL 0 - 0
25/01/1890 LeagueA WEST MANCHESTER 1 - 0
18/01/1890 Lancashire Junior Cup / 4RH BURY 2 - 4
11/01/1890 LeagueA BLACKBURN PARK ROAD 1 - 1
04/01/1890 Lancashire Junior Cup / 4A BURY 1 - 1
25/12/1889 Liverpool Challenge CupA EVERTON 0 - 5
07/12/1889 LeagueH WEST MANCHESTER 7 - 1
16/11/1889 LeagueH FLEETWOOD RANGERS 2 - 2
09/11/1889 Lancashire Junior Cup / 3H AINTREE CHURCH 6 - 2
19/10/1889 Lancashire Junior Cup / 2H CHURCHTOWN 7 - 1
12/10/1889 LeagueH HYDE (1885) 2 - 5
05/10/1889 LeagueA NELSON 2 - 0
14/09/1889 LeagueH ROSSENDALE 3 - 1
05/01/1889 Lancashire Junior Cup / 4H FLEETWOOD RANGERS 0 - 2
27/10/1888 FA Cup / 2QA SOUTH SHORE 1 - 7
16/10/1886 Liverpool Challenge CupH HAYDOCK 1 - 2
02/10/1886 Lancashire Junior Cup / 1H BOLTON ROVERS 1 - 3

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
21/04/1892Liverpool Challenge Cup / SFH LIVERPOOL CALEDONIAN 3 - 0
26/03/1892Liverpool Challenge Cup / SFN BOOTLE WANDERERS 6 - 0
27/02/1892Lancashire Junior Cup / SFN FLEETWOOD RANGERS 4 - 2
13/02/1892LeagueH NELSON 9 - 3
06/02/1892Lancashire Junior Cup / 2H NELSON 5 - 2
02/01/1892Lancashire Junior Cup / 1H IRWELL SPRINGS 5 - 0
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
14/03/1891LeagueA HEYWOOD 2 - 3
31/01/1891LeagueA BURY 2 - 8
25/12/1890LeagueH HEYWOOD CENTRAL 2 - 7
13/12/1890LeagueH HIGHER WALTON 3 - 1
19/04/1890LeagueH OSWALDTWISTLE ROVERS 4 - 1
04/04/1890LeagueA BURY 1 - 1
15/03/1890LeagueA ROSSENDALE 3 - 1
11/01/1890LeagueA BLACKBURN PARK ROAD 1 - 1
07/12/1889LeagueH WEST MANCHESTER 7 - 1
09/11/1889Lancashire Junior Cup / 3H AINTREE CHURCH 6 - 2
19/10/1889Lancashire Junior Cup / 2H CHURCHTOWN 7 - 1
12/10/1889LeagueH HYDE (1885) 2 - 5
05/10/1889LeagueA NELSON 2 - 0
14/09/1889LeagueH ROSSENDALE 3 - 1