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Tom Sloan

Tom Sloan

Irish Footballer that Played for Man Utd - Tom Sloan

Tom Sloan - Introduction

Tom Sloan was born on 5 August 1979 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland. Midfielder Sloan had made something of a name for himself in the Irish League having played for Ballymena United in the Irish Cup Final as a teenager. Although there was interest from Tottenham Hotspur Tom Sloan decided to sign for David Sexton's Manchester United for a fee of £25,000.

Tom Sloan & Manchester United

Tom Sloan made his Manchester United debut on 18 November 1978 against Ipswich Town at Old Trafford. United won that Division One tie 2-0. Established Northern Irish international Sammy McIlroy was also in the team and young Ulsterman Chris McGrath also came on as a substitute on the day. Sloan made just three more team appearances in the 1978/79 season.

Tom Sloan found it impossible to make a major breakthrough into the United team. In seasons 1979/80 and 1980/81 he made a total of just eight first team appearances for the Reds and seven of them were as a substitute.

On 8 November 1980 Tom Sloan made his last appearance for Manchester United in a 0-0 draw with Coventry City at Old Trafford. He hung on for another season and a half in the United reserves until the new Reds manager, Ron Atkinson let Tom Sloan go to Chester City at the end of 1982 on a free transfer.

Tom Sloan - Northern Ireland Career

Tom Sloan made his international debut for Northern Ireland on 22 May 1979 against Scotland. Despite a 0-1 loss at Hampden Park Irish manager Danny Blanchflower retained faith in the young Sloan. He appeared as a substitute against Wales three days later, again in the British home Championships. Tom Sloan's last cap for Northern Ireland was on 6 June 1979 away to Denmark in a European Championship qualifier. Northern Ireland lost 4-0 to the Danes.

Tom Sloan - Manchester United & Northern Ireland Statistics

Tom Sloan was born on
10 July 1959 in Ballymena
Playing Position
Joined Manchester United
Manchester United Debut
18 November 1978 V Ipswich Town
Last Appearance for Man Utd
8 November 1980 V Coventry City
Left Manchester United
No. of Games Played for Utd
Goals scored for Man Utd
Honours Won by Tom Sloan at Manchester United
Other Clubs
Ballymena United; Chester City; Linfield; Coleraine; Raglan Homers
Northern Ireland Caps
Goals scored for Northern Ireland

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