Tom Black
Tom Black

Tom Black


Name Tom Black
Arsenal Career 1931 - 1933
Position: Midfielder
Appearances 1 (1 starts, 0 as a sub)
Goals 0

Tom Black appeared in Arsenal's shock 1933 FA Cup defeat to Walsall - dubbed the biggest upset of all time.

Herbert Chapman's all-conquering Gunners lost 2-0 to the Third Division Saddlers and Black had a disappointing game - he kicked an opponent at 1-0 down before giving away the penalty which led to the second.

It was his first appearance for the Club and would be his last as a furious Chapman sold him to Plymouth Argyle within a week.

The Glasgow-born full back joined Arsenal from Strathclyde in July 1931 and was a regular for the reserves in the Football Combination while the first team were enjoying success in the early 1930s.

Black played for Plymouth and Southend United before his retirement.