Player #340

Appearances:

71

Starts:

71

Goals:

2

Seasons:

7

Tommy Wood
Tommy Wood

Source: 1933-34 Aston Villa Team Portrait.

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Tommy Wood
Tommy Wood

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Tommy Wood

Position

Midfielder

From

1930-31

To

1936-37

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Tommy Wood

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Seasons

Age*

22
23
24
25
26
27
28

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D2

Appearances

71
1
13
13
20
1
22
1

Starts

71
1
13
13
20
1
22
1

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

2
0
0
2
0
0
0
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 Wood

Birth Date

April 1908

Birth Place

Wednesbury, Sandwell, West Midlands

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Shrewsbury Town

From

For

Free

On

February 1929

Previous Clubs

White Hill School |
Wednesbury United |
Shrewsbury Town |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Newport County

For

Free

On

1937

Subsequent Clubs

Newport County |

Tommy Wood
Tommy Wood

Source: 1933-34 Aston Villa Team Portrait.

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Tommy Wood
Tommy Wood

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Villa Career

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

1930-31 Free, 71 | 2 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

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

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 1 November 1930

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 1 November 1930

Blackburn Rovers (h), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 15 April 1933

Final Appearance

Saturday, 31 October 1936

Sheffield United (a), Division Two

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 31 October 1936

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

England

Died

1970, Aged 62

Tommy Wood

Player #340 for Aston Villa, Thomas Wood, known as Tommy Wood, and nicknamed Smokey and Splinter played as a midfielder for the club in the position then known as a wing half.

Tommy played for Villa between 1930-31 and 1936-37 making 71 appearances and scoring twice.

Tommy was born in Wednesbury, just 8 miles from Villa Park, in April 1908 and made his debut appearance for Villa on the 1 November 1930 aged 22.

Villa had signed Tommy from Birmingham League club Shrewsbury Town in February 1929 having previously played for Wednesbury United. Tommy appeared just once in his debut season.

As a back up to the regular first team, Tommy had a varied Villa career making 13 appearances in a season on two occasions and having 20 plus starts in a campaign in 1933-34 and 1935-36. These outings however were interspersed with seasons where Tommy made just a single appearance for the club.

Tommy’s most league appearances came in 1935-36 when he made 22 starts, however that achievement came in a season in which Villa were relegated for the first time in their history. In happier times Tommy made 6 appearances as a member of Villa’s 1934 FA Cup semi final team that lost to Manchester City at Leeds Road, Huddersfield.

Tommy would go on to make a single appearance for Villa in the second division on 31 October 1936 aged 28 before moving on to Newport County.

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

Tommy passed away in 1970 aged 62.