Irish Footballers that Played for Manchester
United - Billy Toms
Billy Toms - Introduction
Billy Toms was born in
the Curragh, Co. Kildare on 19 May 1895. Toms was a striker and signed
for Manchester United from local team Eccles Borough in 1919.
Billy Toms & Manchester United
Billy Toms made his Manchester
United debut on 4 October 1919 at Old Trafford. Middlesboro provided the
opposition in a First Division encounter that ended in a 1-1 draw. Toms
scored his first goal for Manchester United on 10 January 1920. It was
the deciding goal in a 1-0 victory over Port Vale in the first round of
the FA Cup. Billy Toms first league goal for United was against Bolton
Wanderers on 3 April 1920. He scored another two goals in the next two
league matches against Bradford Park Avenue and Bolton once again. Billy
Toms last start for Manchester United was at the end of that month in
a 2-0 loss against Arsenal at Highbury. Following just 14 appearances
and four goals transferred to Plymouth Argyle in September 1920 for a
fee of £500.
Billy Toms - Republic of Ireland Career
It is not believed that
Billy Toms ever represented Ireland at senior international level.
Billy Toms - Manchester United &