Player #162

Appearances:

53

Starts:

53

Goals:

9

Seasons:

3

Tommy Niblo
Tommy Niblo

Source: 1901-02 Aston Villa Team Portrait.

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Tommy Niblo

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Tommy Niblo

Position

Forward

From

1901-02

To

1903-04

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Tommy Niblo

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

23
24
25

Division

D1
D1
D1

Appearances

53
14
21
18

Starts

53
14
21
18

Substitute

0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0

Goals

9
2
1
6

*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

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

Thomas Bruce D Niblo

Birth Date

Monday, 24 September 1877

Birth Place

Dunfermline, Fife

Birth Country

Scotland

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Newcastle United

From

For

Free

On

Unknown

Previous Clubs

1895-96 Hamilton Academical |
1896-98 Linthouse FC |
1898-02 Newcastle United |
1899 Middlesbrough (L) |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Nottingham Forest

For

Free

On

July 1904

Subsequent Clubs

1904-06 Nottingham Forest |
1906-07 Watford |
1907-08 Newcastle United |
1908 Hebburn Argyle |
1908-09 Aberdeen |
1909-10 Raith Rovers |
1910-11 Cardiff City |
Blyth Spartans |

Tommy Niblo
Tommy Niblo

Source: 1901-02 Aston Villa Team Portrait.

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Tommy Niblo
Tommy Niblo

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Villa Career

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

1902-04 Free, 53 | 9 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 18 January 1902

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 18 January 1902

Stoke (h), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Tuesday, 1 April 1902

Final Appearance

Saturday, 27 February 1904

Sheffield United (h), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 27 February 1904

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Scotland

Died

1 December 1929, Aged 52

Tommy Niblo

Player #162 for Aston Villa, Thomas Bruce D Niblo, known as Tommy Niblo played as a forward for the club.

Tommy played for Villa between 1901-02 and 1903-04 making 53 appearances.

Tommy was born in Dunfermline, Scotland on 24th September 1877 and made his first appearance for Villa as a 24 year old on 18th January 1902.

Villa had signed Tommy from Newcastle United and he went on to play 4 games in his first season in Villa’s push to the FA Cup Semi Final in 1902-03.

Tommy became a regular league starter in 1901-02 with his most prolific season coming in 1903-04 as Villa went on to finish 5th.

The Villa News and Record of 1st September 1906 paid contemporary tribute to Tommy:

“A capital forward, full of ‘go’ from start to finish. In the heat of a game is inclined to be selfish, and often lacks judgement at critical moments. A trier of the first water, and with more care in avoiding the backs or in passing would have doubled his value. Strong, compactly built, and heedless of danger, he can get through any amount of work, and usually does best with plenty to do. Good in any forward position, but probably best in the centre.”

Tommy made his final appearance for Villa aged 26 on Saturday, 27 February 1904 before moving on to Nottingham Forest.

Tommy had played under the George Ramsay led Management Committee.

Tommy passed away in Newcastle in December 1929 aged just 52.