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Tom Burrows (footballer)

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Thomas Burrows (born 1886) was an English footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Southampton and Merthyr Town in the years prior to World War I. Football career Burrows was born in Portsmouth and was employed at Stevens' shipyard at Weston before embarking on a career as a professional footballer. He joined Southern League champions Southampton in 1904 as third-choice goalkeeper behind George Clawley and Michael Byrne. After spending most of the season playing for the second team in the Western League, Burrows made his debut for the first team in the last match of the 1904–05 season, a 1–0 defeat by Queens Park Rangers on 29 April 1905. A tall, able goalkeeper, Burrows retained his place for the first three months of the following season before injury allowed Clawley to reclaim the No. 1 shirt, which he kept until his retirement in the summer of 1907. As a result of a serious injury sustained in October 1906, Burrows was unable to step-up on Clawley's r
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