Tommy Hampson (footballer)

Thomas Hampson (2 May 1898 – after 1929) was an English professional association footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Tommy Hampson
Personal information
Full name Thomas Hampson
Date of birth (1898-05-02)2 May 1898
Place of birth Bury, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1920–1925 West Ham United 70 (0)
1925 Blackburn Rovers 0 (0)
1925–1926 Burnley 6 (0)
1926–1927 Darlington 3 (0)
1927–1929 Cardiff City 8 (0)
1929–1930 Notts County 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Born in Bury, Hampson began his career at South Shields but was unable to break into the first team. In 1920 he joined West Ham United as understudy to Ted Hufton, making 70 appearances before moving to Blackburn Rovers. Following short spells at Burnley and Darlington, Hampson signed for Cardiff City but was again unable to hold down a regular place, due to the presence of Tom Farquharson, and left the side in 1929 moving into non-league football after making one appearance for Notts County.[2]

Personal life

Hampson was the brother of footballers Billy and Walker Hampson.[3]


  1. "Football's advent. West Ham". Athletic News. Manchester. 15 August 1921. p. 6.
  2. Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 81. ISBN 1-85983-462-0.
  3. "OUR HER-O'S: Part two of Orient's WW1 Heroes". Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  • Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888–1939.