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Tommy Duggan

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Full nameThomas Duggan
Date of birthAugust 31, 1897
Place of birthLiverpool, England
Date of deathNovember 30, 1961(age 64)
Place of deathKearny, New Jersey, United States
Playing positionOutside Right

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Tommy Duggan (August 31, 1897 in Liverpool, England November 30, 1961 in Kearny, New Jersey) was a U.S. soccer outside right who played in both the National Association Football League and American Soccer League. He is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.Duggan’s early career is sketchy. He moved to the United States in 1911. The first team he is recorded as playing with is the Valley Boys, of an unknown league, in 1914. He then played for Babcock and Wilcox, West Hudson A.A. and Philadelphia Merchant Ship, all of the National Association Football League (NAFBL). He was with Babcock and Wilcox in December 1916. In March 1918, he was with West Hudson A.A.. In 1921, the American Soccer League replaced the NAFBL. Duggan signed with the New York Field Club of the ASL and spent one season with them before bouncing from one team to another. He was with the Paterson F.C. in the 1922-1923 season, winning the 1923 National Challenge Cup, but was back with New York F.C. the next season. In 1924, the New York F.C. was sold to new ownership which renamed it Indiana Flooring. While Duggan began the season with Indiana, he moved to the New York Giants sixteen games into the season. Duggan then spent his longest time with an ASL team, not leaving the Giants until three games into the 1926-1927 season. He moved to the Newark Skeeters before moving to the New York Nationals for the start of the 1927-1928 season, but was back in Newark after only two games. He then played the 1929-1930 season with the New York Giants. According to the National Soccer Hall of Fame, he also played for Newark Portuguese.

Duggan was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1955.




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