Tommy Briggs

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Tommy Briggs
Personal information
Full name Thomas Henry Briggs
Date of birth (1923-11-27)27 November 1923
Place of birth Chesterfield, England
Date of death 10 February 1984(1984-02-10) (aged 60)
Place of death Grimsby, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946 Plymouth Argyle 0 (0)
1947–1950 Grimsby Town 116 (78)
1950–1951 Coventry City 11 (7)
1951–1952 Birmingham City 50 (22)
1952–1957 Blackburn Rovers 194 (140)
1957–1958 Grimsby Town 19 (9)
Total 390 (256)
National team
1950 England B 1 (1)
Teams managed
1959–1960 Glentoran
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Henry Briggs (27 November 1923 – 10 February 1984) was a professional footballer who played as a striker. He was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire,[1] and died in Grimsby, Lincolnshire. He still holds a record for scoring seven goals in a single match for Blackburn Rovers against Bristol Rovers.[1]

Tommy started his career at Grimsby Town in 1947. In 1950 he signed for Coventry City but did not settle. He moved on to Birmingham City but did not settle there either, eventually arriving at Blackburn Rovers.[1] 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.[2]



Gold Cup Winners: 1960


  1. ^ a b c Hayes, Dean (1993). Blackburn Rovers, An A–Z. Preston: Palatine Books. ISBN 1-874181-10-1.
  2. ^ Courtney, Barrie (21 March 2004). "England – International Results B-Team – Details". RSSSF. Retrieved 6 July 2010.