Middlesbrough born goalkeeper Tommy Forgan joined Hull City in June 1949 from the Middlesbrough junior football leagues, and stayed at Boothferry Park for five years. this longevity was remarkable given that he made no first team appearances for the first four of those years, unable to dislodge Billy Bly and his range of understudies.
Forgan left the Tigers in the 1954 close season and signed for York City, where he forged an eleven year career that elevated him to legendary status. He played a leading role in the Minstermen’s run to the FA Cup Semi Final in 1955 and ended up making nearly 400 appearances before joining Gainsborough Trinity in 1966. Tommy emigrated to Perth, Australia in 1974 where he worked as a bricklayer, and died in December 2019 at the ripe old age of 90.
Date/Place of Birth: 12 October 1929, Middlesbrough
Hull City First Game: 16 September 1953, Nottingham Forest A (Division Two), 23 years, 339 days old
Hull City Final Game: 7 April 1954, Bury A (Division Two), 24 years, 177 days old
Sutton Estates, Hull City (1949-1954), York City (1954-1965), Gainsborough Trinity (1965-1966)
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Career: 11 apps, 0 goalsTommy Forgan