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About Tom Cleghorn:

Born: February 13, 1870: St Andrew, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Passed away: October 23, 1946: Lanark, Scotland.

Position: Left half.

Height: (5ft. 5in.);
Weight:

Career:
Leith Albion.
Darlington St Augustine’s: Signed: 1888.
Leith Athletic: Signed July, 1892.
Blackburn Rovers: Signed: 1894.
Liverpool: Signed: March 13, 1896;
* registered with the Football League as a Liverpool F.C. player: March 14, 1896;
* eligible for Liverpool F.C. in official matches: March 21, 1896.
** re signed: August 4, 1896, and eligible for Liverpool F.C. in official matches: September 1, 1896.
** For some strange reason Liverpool had to re-sign all the new players they signed during the 1895-96 season. Probably due a secretarial error.
Portsmouth: Signed: May, 1899.
Plymouth Argyle. 1903.
* Trainer, Plymouth Argyle, 1903.

Timeline:
Census info:
** In the 1901 census Cleghorn is living in 105 Orchard Road, Portsmouth. He was a boarder, 30 years of age and occupation “professional footballer.”
** Marriage: 25th July 1904 at The Queens Hotel, Leith: Thomas Cleghorn (athletic trainer), 34, to Alison Bruce Andrews. Bridegroom’s parents Robert & Ann.
** 1911 Census: Thomas Cleghorn, age 41, publican in High Street, Lanark, with wife Alison Bruce Cleghorn.

Statistics:
For Leith Athletic (thanks to Jim Gardiner):
1892/93
Scottish League:  P 15 (1).  Scored in 1-2 defeat at Dumbarton;
Scottish Cup:  P 2 (0);
East of Scotland Shield:  P 1 (3).  Scored hat-trick in 4-5 defeat at St Bernard’s;
Rosebery Charity Cup:  P 1 (0);
Friendlies:  P 9 (3). Scored 1 goal in each of 3 games – in 8-0 win at Johnstone Wanderers, in 4-1 win at home to Dundee Our Boys & in 2-3 defeat at home to Blackburn Rovers.

1893/94
Scottish League, Div.1:  P 15 (0);
Scottish Cup:  P 2 (0);
East of Scotland Shield:  P 3 (0);
City Cup:  P 1 (0);
Rosebery Charity Cup:  P 2 (0);
Friendlies:  P 15 (0).

Image(s):
Three images sent to me by Jim Gardiner and his football collection. A big thank you!!!
Thomas Cleghorn 1 Thomas Cleghorn 2Blackburn Rovers 1890s

Glasgow Herald, August 31 – 1892 (31-08-1892, showing that Cleghorn was an ex-Darlington player).
Thomas Cleghorn, Leith Athletic, Darlington

Daily Express, November 5 – 1904 (05-11-1904).
1904 Cleghorn

The Scotsman, October 25 – 1946 (25-10-1946):
1946 Cleghorn

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