Tommy Taylor

Date of birth29 January 1932
Place of birthBarnsley
NationalityEnglish
PositionForward
Died06 February 1958

Taylor possessed extraordinary gifts which today would put him in the £50m class as a striker. A supreme athlete, he could leap amazing heights, timing and heading the ball to perfection, confounding defences throughout the world. Blessed with endless stamina and powerful acceleration he was good on the ground too with a powerful shot and good passing skills. His partnership with Viollet was made in heaven. Killed at Munich at the height of his powers, he had won league titles in 1956 and 1957 as United looked set to break all records. His scoring ratio of .6 goals per match is unsurpassed.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Barnsley 01 Jul 1949 01 Mar 1953

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1952-53 Manchester United League Division One 11
7
1953-54 Manchester United FA Cup 1
1
1953-54 Manchester United League Division One 35
22
1954-55 Manchester United FA Cup 1
1954-55 Manchester United League Division One 30
20
1955-56 Football League Inter League 1
1
1955-56 Manchester United FA Cup 1
1955-56 Manchester United League Division One 33
25
1956-57 Football League Inter League 1
1
1956-57 Manchester United European Cup 8
8
1956-57 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1956-57 Manchester United FA Cup 4
4
1956-57 Manchester United League Division One 32
22
1957-58 Manchester United European Cup 6
3
1957-58 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
3
1957-58 Manchester United FA Cup 2
1957-58 Manchester United League Division One 25
16


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
07 Mar 1953 Manchester United v Preston North End W 5-2 League Division One
14 Mar 1953 Burnley v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
25 Mar 1953 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur W 3-2 League Division One
28 Mar 1953 Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
03 Apr 1953 Charlton Athletic v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
04 Apr 1953 Manchester United v Cardiff City L 1-4 League Division One
06 Apr 1953 Manchester United v Charlton Athletic W 3-2 League Division One
11 Apr 1953 Newcastle United v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
18 Apr 1953 Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion D 2-2 League Division One
20 Apr 1953 Manchester United v Liverpool W 3-1 League Division One
25 Apr 1953 Middlesbrough v Manchester United L 5-0 League Division One
19 Aug 1953 Manchester United v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
22 Aug 1953 Liverpool v Manchester United D 4-4 League Division One
26 Aug 1953 Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion L 1-3 League Division One
29 Aug 1953 Manchester United v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
02 Sep 1953 West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United L 2-0 League Division One
05 Sep 1953 Manchester City v Manchester United L 2-0 League Division One
12 Sep 1953 Bolton Wanderers v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
16 Sep 1953 Middlesbrough v Manchester United W 1-4 League Division One
19 Sep 1953 Manchester United v Preston North End W 1-0 League Division One
26 Sep 1953 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
03 Oct 1953 Manchester United v Burnley L 1-2 League Division One
10 Oct 1953 Manchester United v Sunderland W 1-0 League Division One
17 Oct 1953 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division One
24 Oct 1953 Manchester United v Aston Villa W 1-0 League Division One
31 Oct 1953 Huddersfield Town v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
07 Nov 1953 Manchester United v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
14 Nov 1953 Cardiff City v Manchester United W 1-6 League Division One
21 Nov 1953 Manchester United v Blackpool W 4-1 League Division One
28 Nov 1953 Portsmouth v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
05 Dec 1953 Manchester United v Sheffield United D 2-2 League Division One
12 Dec 1953 Chelsea v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division One
19 Dec 1953 Manchester United v Liverpool W 5-1 League Division One
25 Dec 1953 Manchester United v Sheffield Wednesday W 5-2 League Division One
26 Dec 1953 Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division One
02 Jan 1954 Newcastle United v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
09 Jan 1954 Burnley v Manchester United L 5-3 FA Cup 3rd round
16 Jan 1954 Manchester United v Manchester City D 1-1 League Division One
23 Jan 1954 Manchester United v Bolton Wanderers L 1-5 League Division One
06 Feb 1954 Preston North End v Manchester United W 1-3 League Division One
13 Feb 1954 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-0 League Division One
20 Feb 1954 Burnley v Manchester United L 2-0 League Division One
27 Feb 1954 Sunderland v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division One
06 Mar 1954 Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 1-0 League Division One
13 Mar 1954 Aston Villa v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
20 Mar 1954 Manchester United v Huddersfield Town W 3-1 League Division One
27 Mar 1954 Arsenal v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division One
04 Sep 1954 Manchester United v Charlton Athletic W 3-1 League Division One
15 Sep 1954 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-1 League Division One
18 Sep 1954 Manchester United v Huddersfield Town D 1-1 League Division One
25 Sep 1954 Manchester City v Manchester United L 3-2 League Division One
02 Oct 1954 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United L 4-2 League Division One
09 Oct 1954 Manchester United v Cardiff City W 5-2 League Division One
16 Oct 1954 Chelsea v Manchester United W 5-6 League Division One
23 Oct 1954 Manchester United v Newcastle United D 2-2 League Division One
30 Oct 1954 Everton v Manchester United L 4-2 League Division One
06 Nov 1954 Manchester United v Preston North End W 2-1 League Division One
13 Nov 1954 Sheffield United v Manchester United L 3-0 League Division One
20 Nov 1954 Manchester United v Arsenal W 2-1 League Division One
27 Nov 1954 West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United L 2-0 League Division One
28 Dec 1954 Aston Villa v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
01 Jan 1955 Manchester United v Blackpool W 4-1 League Division One
22 Jan 1955 Manchester United v Bolton Wanderers D 1-1 League Division One
29 Jan 1955 Manchester City v Manchester United L 2-0 FA Cup 4th round
23 Feb 1955 Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 2-4 League Division One
26 Feb 1955 Cardiff City v Manchester United L 3-0 League Division One
05 Mar 1955 Manchester United v Burnley W 1-0 League Division One
19 Mar 1955 Manchester United v Everton L 1-2 League Division One
26 Mar 1955 Preston North End v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division One
02 Apr 1955 Manchester United v Sheffield United W 5-0 League Division One
08 Apr 1955 Sunderland v Manchester United L 4-3 League Division One
09 Apr 1955 Leicester City v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
11 Apr 1955 Manchester United v Sunderland D 2-2 League Division One
16 Apr 1955 Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion W 3-0 League Division One
18 Apr 1955 Newcastle United v Manchester United L 2-0 League Division One
23 Apr 1955 Arsenal v Manchester United W 2-3 League Division One
26 Apr 1955 Charlton Athletic v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
30 Apr 1955 Manchester United v Chelsea W 2-1 League Division One
20 Aug 1955 Birmingham City v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
17 Sep 1955 Manchester United v Preston North End W 3-2 League Division One
24 Sep 1955 Burnley v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
01 Oct 1955 Manchester United v Luton Town W 3-1 League Division One
08 Oct 1955 Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 4-3 League Division One
15 Oct 1955 Aston Villa v Manchester United D 4-4 League Division One
22 Oct 1955 Manchester United v Huddersfield Town W 3-0 League Division One
29 Oct 1955 Cardiff City v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division One
05 Nov 1955 Manchester United v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
12 Nov 1955 Bolton Wanderers v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division One
19 Nov 1955 Manchester United v Chelsea W 3-0 League Division One
26 Nov 1955 Blackpool v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
03 Dec 1955 Manchester United v Sunderland W 2-1 League Division One
10 Dec 1955 Portsmouth v Manchester United L 3-2 League Division One
17 Dec 1955 Manchester United v Birmingham City W 2-1 League Division One
24 Dec 1955 West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United W 1-4 League Division One
26 Dec 1955 Manchester United v Charlton Athletic W 5-1 League Division One
27 Dec 1955 Charlton Athletic v Manchester United L 3-0 League Division One
31 Dec 1955 Manchester United v Manchester City W 2-1 League Division One
07 Jan 1956 Bristol Rovers v Manchester United L 4-0 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Jan 1956 Manchester United v Sheffield United W 3-1 League Division One
04 Feb 1956 Manchester United v Burnley W 2-0 League Division One
11 Feb 1956 Luton Town v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division One
18 Feb 1956 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division One
25 Feb 1956 Manchester United v Aston Villa W 1-0 League Division One
03 Mar 1956 Chelsea v Manchester United W 2-4 League Division One
10 Mar 1956 Manchester United v Cardiff City D 1-1 League Division One
17 Mar 1956 Arsenal v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
24 Mar 1956 Manchester United v Bolton Wanderers W 1-0 League Division One
30 Mar 1956 Manchester United v Newcastle United W 5-2 League Division One
31 Mar 1956 Huddersfield Town v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division One
02 Apr 1956 Newcastle United v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
07 Apr 1956 Manchester United v Blackpool W 2-1 League Division One
21 Apr 1956 Manchester United v Portsmouth W 1-0 League Division One
18 Aug 1956 Manchester United v Birmingham City D 2-2 League Division One
20 Aug 1956 Preston North End v Manchester United W 1-3 League Division One
25 Aug 1956 West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United W 2-3 League Division One
29 Aug 1956 Manchester United v Preston North End W 3-2 League Division One
01 Sep 1956 Manchester United v Portsmouth W 3-0 League Division One
05 Sep 1956 Chelsea v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
08 Sep 1956 Newcastle United v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
12 Sep 1956 Anderlecht v Manchester United W 0-2 European Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
15 Sep 1956 Manchester United v Sheffield Wednesday W 4-1 League Division One
22 Sep 1956 Manchester United v Manchester City W 2-0 League Division One
26 Sep 1956 Anderlecht v Manchester United W 0-10
Agg: 0-12
European Cup Preliminary round 2nd leg
29 Sep 1956 Arsenal v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
13 Oct 1956 Sunderland v Manchester United W 1-3 League Division One
17 Oct 1956 Borussia Dortmund v Manchester United W 2-3 European Cup 1st round 1st leg
20 Oct 1956 Manchester United v Everton L 2-5 League Division One
24 Oct 1956 Manchester City v Manchester United W 0-1 FA Charity Shield
27 Oct 1956 Blackpool v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
03 Nov 1956 Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 3-0 League Division One
10 Nov 1956 Bolton Wanderers v Manchester United L 2-0 League Division One
17 Nov 1956 Manchester United v Leeds United W 3-2 League Division One
21 Nov 1956 Borussia Dortmund v Manchester United D 0-0
Agg: 2-3
European Cup 1st round 2nd leg
24 Nov 1956 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
01 Dec 1956 Manchester United v Luton Town W 3-1 League Division One
08 Dec 1956 Aston Villa v Manchester United W 1-3 League Division One
15 Dec 1956 Birmingham City v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1956 Manchester United v Cardiff City W 3-1 League Division One
01 Jan 1957 Manchester United v Chelsea W 3-0 League Division One
05 Jan 1957 Hartlepools United v Manchester United W 3-4 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Jan 1957 Manchester United v Newcastle United W 6-1 League Division One
16 Jan 1957 Athletic Bilbao v Manchester United L 5-3 European Cup Quarter-final 1st leg
19 Jan 1957 Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
26 Jan 1957 Wrexham v Manchester United W 0-5 FA Cup 4th round
02 Feb 1957 Manchester City v Manchester United W 2-4 League Division One
06 Feb 1957 Athletic Bilbao v Manchester United W 0-3
Agg: 5-6
European Cup Quarter-final 2nd leg
09 Feb 1957 Manchester United v Arsenal W 6-2 League Division One
16 Feb 1957 Manchester United v Everton W 1-0 FA Cup 5th round
18 Feb 1957 Charlton Athletic v Manchester United W 1-5 League Division One
23 Feb 1957 Manchester United v Blackpool L 0-2 League Division One
06 Apr 1957 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 League Division One
11 Apr 1957 Real Madrid v Manchester United L 3-1 European Cup Semi-final 1st leg
13 Apr 1957 Luton Town v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division One
19 Apr 1957 Burnley v Manchester United W 1-3 League Division One
20 Apr 1957 Manchester United v Sunderland W 4-0 League Division One
25 Apr 1957 Manchester United v Real Madrid D 2-2
Agg: 3-5
European Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
04 May 1957 Aston Villa v Manchester United L 2-1 FA Cup Final
24 Aug 1957 Leicester City v Manchester United W 0-3 League Division One
28 Aug 1957 Manchester United v Everton W 3-0 League Division One
31 Aug 1957 Manchester United v Manchester City W 4-1 League Division One
04 Sep 1957 Everton v Manchester United D 3-3 League Division One
07 Sep 1957 Manchester United v Leeds United W 5-0 League Division One
09 Sep 1957 Blackpool v Manchester United W 1-4 League Division One
14 Sep 1957 Bolton Wanderers v Manchester United L 4-0 League Division One
18 Sep 1957 Manchester United v Blackpool L 1-2 League Division One
21 Sep 1957 Manchester United v Arsenal W 4-2 League Division One
25 Sep 1957 Shamrock Rovers v Manchester United W 0-6 European Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
28 Sep 1957 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division One
02 Oct 1957 Manchester United v Shamrock Rovers W 3-2
Agg: 9-2
European Cup Preliminary round 2nd leg
05 Oct 1957 Manchester United v Aston Villa W 4-1 League Division One
12 Oct 1957 Nottingham Forest v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
22 Oct 1957 Manchester United v Aston Villa W 4-0 FA Charity Shield
26 Oct 1957 West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United L 4-3 League Division One
02 Nov 1957 Manchester United v Burnley W 1-0 League Division One
09 Nov 1957 Preston North End v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
16 Nov 1957 Manchester United v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-1 League Division One
20 Nov 1957 Manchester United v Dukla Praha W 3-0 European Cup 1st round 1st leg
23 Nov 1957 Newcastle United v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
04 Dec 1957 Dukla Praha v Manchester United L 1-0
Agg: 1-3
European Cup 1st round 2nd leg
07 Dec 1957 Birmingham City v Manchester United D 3-3 League Division One
14 Dec 1957 Manchester United v Chelsea L 0-1 League Division One
21 Dec 1957 Manchester United v Leicester City W 4-0 League Division One
25 Dec 1957 Manchester United v Luton Town W 3-0 League Division One
26 Dec 1957 Luton Town v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
04 Jan 1958 Workington v Manchester United W 1-3 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 1958 Leeds United v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
14 Jan 1958 Manchester United v Crvena Zvezda W 2-1 European Cup Quarter-final 1st leg
18 Jan 1958 Manchester United v Bolton Wanderers W 7-2 League Division One
25 Jan 1958 Manchester United v Ipswich Town W 2-0 FA Cup 4th round
01 Feb 1958 Arsenal v Manchester United W 4-5 League Division One
05 Feb 1958 Crvena Zvezda v Manchester United D 3-3
Agg: 4-5
European Cup Quarter-final 2nd leg


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1952-53 England International Friendly 3
2
1952-53 England Unofficial 1
1
1953-54 England FIFA World Cup 2
1955-56 England B International 2
4
1955-56 England British Home Championship 1
1955-56 England International Friendly 4
2
1956-57 England British Home Championship 1
1956-57 England FIFA World Cup 4
8
1956-57 England International Friendly
1
2
1957-58 England British Home Championship 2
1957-58 England International Friendly 1
2
1971-72 England Under-23
1
1972-73 England Under-23 3
1973-74 England Abandoned 1
1973-74 England Under-23 5
1975-76 England UEFA Under-23 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
14 May 1953 Argentina v England L 3-1 Unofficial
17 May 1953 Argentina v England D 0-0 International Friendly
24 May 1953 Chile v England W 1-2 International Friendly
31 May 1953 Uruguay v England L 2-1 International Friendly
17 Jun 1954 England v Belgium D 4-4 FIFA World Cup Finals group 4
20 Jun 1954 Switzerland v England W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group 4
29 Feb 1956 Scotland v England D 2-2 B INTER
21 Mar 1956 England v Switzerland W 4-1 B INTER
14 Apr 1956 Scotland v England D 1-1 British Home Championship
09 May 1956 England v Brazil W 4-2 International Friendly
16 May 1956 Sweden v England D 0-0 International Friendly
20 May 1956 Finland v England W 1-5 International Friendly
26 May 1956 Germany v England W 1-3 International Friendly
06 Oct 1956 Northern Ireland v England D 1-1 British Home Championship
28 Nov 1956 England v Yugoslavia W 3-0 International Friendly
05 Dec 1956 England v Denmark W 5-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
08 May 1957 England v Republic of Ireland W 5-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
15 May 1957 Denmark v England W 1-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
19 May 1957 Republic of Ireland v England D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
19 Oct 1957 Wales v England W 0-4 British Home Championship
06 Nov 1957 England v Northern Ireland L 2-3 British Home Championship
27 Nov 1957 England v France W 4-0 International Friendly
01 Jun 1972 East Germany v England D 2-2 U23
29 Nov 1972 Wales v England W 0-3 U23
02 Jan 1973 England v Netherlands W 3-1 Under-23
07 Mar 1973 England v Czechoslovakia W 1-0 U23
16 Oct 1973 England v Poland D 0-0 U23
13 Nov 1973 England v Denmark D 1-1 U23
16 Jan 1974 England v Wales D 0-0 U23
13 Mar 1974 England v Scotland W 2-0 U23
11 May 1974 Turkey v England D 0-0 Abandoned
15 May 1974 Yugoslavia v England L 1-0 U23
18 Nov 1975 England v Portugal W 2-0 UEFA U23 Group


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.