Tommy Finney
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Tommy Finney

Tommy Finney
Personal information
Full name Thomas Finney[1]
Date of birth (1952-11-06) 6 November 1952 (age 67)
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
Linfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Distillery
1971-1973 Crusaders (25)
1973-1974 Luton Town 14 (5)
1974-1976 Sunderland 15 (1)
1976-1984 Cambridge United 268 (56)
1984 Brentford 20 (2)
1984-1986 Cambridge United 64 (5)
Cambridge City
Ely City
March Town
Histon
National team
1972-1973 Northern Ireland Amateurs 5 (1)
1974-1980 Northern Ireland 14 (2)
Teams managed
1993-1995 Histon
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Finney (born 6 November 1952 in Belfast) is a former Northern Ireland international footballer who made over 260 appearances in the Football League for Cambridge United as a midfielder. He was a member of the Northern Ireland squad at the 1982 World Cup.[2]

International career

Finney scored one goal in five appearances for the Northern Ireland amateur team between 1972 and 1973.[3] He won 14 caps for the senior team between 1974 and 1980 and was a member of the Northern Ireland 1982 World Cup squad, but did not make an appearance.[2]

Personal life

While a junior player in Northern Ireland, Finney worked for a gas company.[4]

Honours

Luton Town

Cambridge United

Individual

Career statistics

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sunderland 1974-75[6] Second Division 7 0 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 9 0
1975-76[7] 8 1 5 1 0 0 2[b] 0 15 2
Total 15 1 6 1 0 0 3 0 24 2
Brentford 1983-84[8] Third Division 15 2 -- -- 1[c] 1 16 3
1984-85[8] 5 0 1 0 2 0 -- 8 0
Total 20 2 1 0 2 0 1 1 24 3
Career total 35 3 7 1 2 0 4 1 48 5
  1. ^ Appearance in Texaco Cup
  2. ^ Appearances in Anglo-Scottish Cup
  3. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy

References

  1. ^ a b "Tommy Finney". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Tommy Finney". nifootball.blogspot.co.uk. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "Forgotten Glories - British Amateur Internationals 1901-1974" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 July 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Cambridge United Hall of Fame - Tom Finney". www.cuhalloffame.org.uk. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ a b Johnson, Mark (26 August 1992). "Football: Strange Abbey habits - Fans' Eye View / No. 2 Cambridge". The Independent. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "Sunderland AFC - Statistics, History and Records - from TheStatCat". www.thestatcat.co.uk. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "Sunderland AFC - Statistics, History and Records - from TheStatCat". www.thestatcat.co.uk. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ a b White, Eric, ed. (1989). 100 Years Of Brentford. Brentford FC. pp. 397-398. ISBN 0951526200.



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