250 Tom Shelton

Biography

Centre forward Tom Shelton was plucked from the local football scene in the North Nottinghamshire coalfield (he hailed from the colliery village of Newstead) in March 1932 and was given his first team debut by manager Hayden Green in early April after impressive scoring feats in a handful of reserve matches. Shelton scored on his debut at Crewe and all seemed set. However in the next three starts he failed to score again and at the start of the 1932/33 season he was replaced as pivot by new signing Bill McNaughton, who promptly became City’s record goalscorer in a season.

Shelton stayed with City for two more seasons, playing regularly in the reserves. During his second full season in the second team Shelton converted to a centre half but his final appearance for City in December 1933 came at outside right. Tom left City in the 1934 close season and no further record of his career can be found – he perhaps returned to work at Newstead Colliery, although in the late 1930s there is evidence he may have worked in the Manchester area as a demolition worker. He died in the Nottingham area in September 1961.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 21 December 1907, Nottingham
Hull City First Game: 9 April 1932, Crewe Alexandra A (Division Three North), 24 years, 110 days old
Hull City Final Game: 2 December 1933, Bradford Park Avenue H (Division Three North), 25 years, 346 days old

Clubs

Hull City (1932-1934)

Hull City Record

Career: 5 apps, 1 goals

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