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Tommy Briggs

Personal information
Full nameThomas Henry Briggs
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing positionCentre Forward

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Tommy Briggs (27 November 1923 — 10 February 1984) was a professional footballer who played as a striker. He was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire and died in Grimsby, Lincolnshire.

Tommy still holds a record for scoring 7 goals in a single match for Blackburn against Bristol Rovers.

Tommy started his career at Grimsby in 1947. In 1950 he signed for Coventry but did not settle and he moved on to Birmingham but did not settle there either, eventually arriving at Blackburn. He played 194 games and scored 140 goals for Rovers before returning to Grimsby in 1958. He finished his career at Glentoran as player/manager.

He played and scored for the England B-team against Switzerland B in 1950.


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