Tommy Veitch

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Tommy Veitch
Personal information
Full name Thomas Veitch
Date of birth (1949-10-16)16 October 1949
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Date of death 16 October 1987(1987-10-16) (aged 38)
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
19xx–1966 Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
1966–1968 Heart of Midlothian
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1972 Heart of Midlothian 46 (2)
1972–1975 Tranmere Rovers 79 (5)
1975 Denver Dynamos 21 (1)
1975–1976 Halifax Town 22 (0)
1976 Hartlepool United 10 (0)
1976–1978 Greenock Morton 51 (0)
1978–1980 Airdrieonians 37 (0)
1980–1981 Queen of the South, 3 (0)
Total 269 (8)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Thomas "Tommy" Veitch (16 October 1949 – 16 October 1987) was a Scottish professional footballer who played as a midfielder. Active in Scotland, England and the United States, Veitch made over 250 career league appearances.


Born in Edinburgh, Veitch began his career with Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic, turning professional with Heart of Midlothian in 1968. Veitch also played in Scotland for Greenock Morton, Airdrieonians and Queen of the South, in England for Tranmere Rovers, Halifax Town and Hartlepool United, and in the United States for the Denver Dynamos,[1] before retiring from professional football in 1981.[2]

Later life and death

Veitch died on his 38th birthday, on 16 October 1987.[3]


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