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Thomas Taylor (January 29, 1932February 6, 1958), better known as Tommy Taylor, was an English footballer, who, standing at 6ft 4in, was known best for his aerial ability. He was one of the eight Manchester United players who lost their lives in the Munich air disaster. January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) is a leap year starting on a Friday. ... February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: England Travel guide to England from Wikitravel English language English law English (people) List of monarchs of England – Kings of England family tree List of English people Angeln (region in northern Germany, presumably the origin of the Angles for whom England is named) UK... Ft is an abbreviation that may refer to the following: The foot, a unit of length, see foot (unit of length) The Hungarian Forint A fort, especially when used as a placename, for example Ft. ... Mid-19th century tool for converting between different standards of the inch An inch is an Imperial and U.S. customary unit of length. ... Manchester United Football Club is an English football club, based at Old Trafford Football Ground in Trafford, Greater Manchester. ... The Munich air disaster occured on February 6, 1958, when Flight BE609, a British European Airways Elizabethan class Airspeed Ambassador charter aircraft G-ALZU Lord Burghley, carrying players and backroom staff of Manchester United F.C., plus a number of journalists and supporters, crashed in a blizzard on its third...


Taylor began his career playing for a local coal mining team at the colliery where he worked. At the age of just 16, local scouts offered him the chance to play for Barnsley. Barnsley Football Club are an English football league team, based in the town of Barnsley and nicknamed the Tykes. ...


After impressing at Barnsley, Taylor was transferred to Manchester United for a world-record transfer fee of £29,999. He was not sold for £30,000 as the manager, Matt Busby, did not want to give him the pressure of being the world's first £30,000 footballer (Busby gave the extra pound to a tea lady). The pound sterling is the official currency of the United Kingdom (UK). ... Sir Matthew Busby, CBE (26 May 1909–20 January 1994) was a football player and manager, most noted for his management of Manchester United during the 1950s and 1960s. ...


He got off to a great start, scoring twice on his debut. By the end of the 1952-53 season, Taylor had scored 7 goals in only 11 games for United. He eventually led the team to league titles in 1956 and 1957 and scored in the 1957 FA Cup Final, when United were denied the double. Such was Taylor's worth that Matt Busby decided to reject an offer of £65,000 for him from Inter Milan in 1957. 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1953 (MCMLIII) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The FA Cups trophy is also known as the FA Cup. ... The Double is a term in football, meaning to win a countrys top division and its cup competition in the same season. ... Internazionale Milano Football Club is an Italian football club based in Milan, Lombardy, which plays in the Serie A (first division). ...


At the time of his emergence, many saw Taylor as the perfect replacement for Nat Lofthouse in the England side. In all, he played 19 times for England, scoring 16 goals. Had he not lost his life at Munich, he could conceivably have become one of the greatest goalscorers ever to play for England. Nathaniel Lofthouse, OBE, (born August 27, 1925), better known as Nat Lofthouse, was an English footballer who played for Bolton Wanderers for his whole career. ... First International Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Northern Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First...


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www.manutdzone.com: Tommy Taylor: A career profile with pictures of United's legendary striker of the 1950's (517 words)
Taylor was also a brave and committed player who had buckets of stamina and drive to keep going for the whole 90 minutes.
Taylor got off to a flier of a start and became a firm favorite of the fans and team-mates, scoring twice on his debut.
Taylor also scored in the 1957 FA Cup final when United were denied the "Double" because of a terrible refereeing decision that left them with 10-men for most of the game.
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