Player #355

Appearances:

76

Starts:

76

Goals:

1

Seasons:

5

Tommy Gardner
Tommy Gardner

Source: Football card Tommy Gardner issued by the Topical Times under the Footballers series, 1935.

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Tommy Gardner
Tommy Gardner

Source: Football card Tommy Gardner issued by the Topical Times under the Footballers series, 1935.

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Tommy Gardner

Position

Midfielder

From

1933-34

To

1937-38

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Tommy Gardner

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Seasons

Age*

23
24
25
26
27

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1
D2

Appearances

76
12
32
5
24
3

Starts

76
12
32
5
24
3

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

1
0
0
0
1
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

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Thomas Gardner

Birth Date

Saturday, 28 May 1910

Birth Place

Huyton, Liverpool, Merseyside

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Hull City

From

For

£4,500

On

February 1934

Previous Clubs

Orrell FC |
1929-32 Liverpool |
1931-32 Grimsby Town |
1932-34 Hull City |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Burnley

For

Free

On

April 1938

Subsequent Clubs

1938-45 Burnley |
1945-47 Wrexham |

Tommy Gardner
Tommy Gardner

Source: Football card Tommy Gardner issued by the Topical Times under the Footballers series, 1935.

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Tommy Gardner
Tommy Gardner

Source: Football card Tommy Gardner issued by the Topical Times under the Footballers series, 1935.

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1934-38 £4.5k, 76 | 1 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Billy Smith led Management Committee |
Jimmy McMullan |
Jimmy Hogan |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 24 February 1934

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 24 February 1934

Stoke City (h), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 23 January 1937

Final Appearance

Saturday, 26 February 1938

Newcastle United (a), Division Two

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 26 February 1938

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

England

Died

1 February 1970, Aged 60

Tommy Gardner

Player #355 for Aston Villa, Thomas Gardner, known as Tommy Gardner, and nicknamed Ghandi, played as a midfielder for the club in the position then known as a wing half.

Tommy played for Villa between 1933-34 and 1937-38 making 76 appearances and scored once.

Tommy was born in Huyton, Liverpool on 28 May 1909 and made his debut appearance for Villa on the 24 February 1934 aged 24. Tommy became the only Villa player making his debut in the 1933-34 season.

Villa had signed Tommy from Hull City earlier in February 1934 for a fee of £4,500 and he went on to make 12 appearances in his first season.

For 1933-34 Tommy continued as a regular making 31 appearances but in the seasons either side of the 1936-37 Second Division season he barely played. His final game came on 26 February 1938 aged 28 before he moved on to Burnley in April 1937.

Tommy had played under the Billy Smith led Management Committee, Villa’s first manager proper, Jimmy McMullan and his successor Jimmy Hogan.

Tommy passed away in Chester in February 1970 aged 59.