Player Info

  • Thomas Meehan

  • Born: 1896?, Harpurhey, Manchester

  • Died: 18th August 1924, Knightsbridge, London

  • Positions whilst with England: Left Half

  • Clubs whilst with England: Chelsea

  • Born in Manchester sometime during the summer of 1896, Tommy first started playing for Harpurhey Boys Club at 14 and then Newtown FC at 16, Walkden Central at 19 before moving to Rochdale in January 1917 aged 21. There he was spotted by Manchester United and was bought for £1,500 in June 2017 - although he had to wait for the end of the First World War before making his debut. During that time he was loaned to Atherton and back to Rochdale. In December 1920 Chelsea paid £3,300 to bring him to the capital where he stayed until his untimely death from sleeping sickness (encephalitis lethargica) at the age of 28.

    N.B. Age dates are approximate.

Career Statistics

  • Only Cap v Ireland (HC) on 20th October 1923 aged 27 years, 4 months, 19 days
  • Starts 1
  • Substitute 0
  • Withdrawn 0
  • Full Games 1

Match Statistics

    • Match Type
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • British Home Championship
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Competitive
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Home, Away or Neutral
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Away
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Match Result
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Lost
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Playing Positions
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Left Half
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Total
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0

Managers

    • Manager
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Committee
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0

    Team Mates (Top 10)

    Sources

    • An English Football Internationals' Who's Who by Douglas Lamming (Hutton Press 1990)
    • England's Who's Who by Tony Matthews (Pitch Publishing 2013)

    Match List