Tommy Bogan

Thomas Bogan (18 May 1920 – 23 September 1993) was a Scottish footballer,[2] who played as a forward for several clubs in both Scotland and England. Born in Glasgow, Bogan played for Strathclyde, Blantyre Celtic, Renfrew and Hibernian before moving to Celtic after the end of the Second World War.

Tommy Bogan
Personal information
Full name Thomas Bogan
Date of birth (1920-05-18)18 May 1920
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Date of death 23 September 1993(1993-09-23) (aged 73)
Place of death Alderley Edge, England
Position(s) Outside right
Youth career
Blantyre Celtic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1943–1946 Hibernian 0 (0)
1946–1948 Celtic 34 (5)
1948–1949 Preston North End 11 (0)
1949–1951 Manchester United 29 (7)
1951 Aberdeen 4 (1)
1951–1953 Southampton 8 (2)
1953–1954 Blackburn Rovers 1 (0)
1954–1955 Macclesfield Town 27 (14)
National team
1948 Scottish League XI[1] 1 (0)
1945 Scotland (wartime) 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

After two-and-a-half years with Celtic, Bogan moved to England to play for Preston North End in September 1948. He played for Preston for one season, before moving to Manchester United in September 1949. However, it was apparent that Bogan had not adapted to the English game and moved back to Scotland to play for Aberdeen in March 1951. A move back to England soon followed, with Bogan moving to Southampton after just four appearances for Aberdeen. Again, though, he struggled to fit in and he moved to Blackburn Rovers and then Macclesfield Town before retiring from professional football.


  1. "Tommy Bogan". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 18 December 2011.
  2. "Tommy Bogan". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 19 February 2017.