Great players: Tommy Axe

Thomas Axe started his career in junior soccer in Toronto. His first senior club was T.T.C. and then followed a spell British Consols in Toronto.

Tommy joined Ulster United in 1936. He helped the club qualify for the Dominion Cup finals in 1937. However, the Redhanders lost to Vancouver Johnston Storage in the finals. Then followed a spell with Toronto Scottish in the 1940 National Soccer League season before returning to Ulster United during World War II.

In 1945 Tommy joined Cleveland Americans. The inside forward helped the Americans reach the 1945 United States National Open Cup finals. In the finals the Americans lost Brookhattan.

He made another return to Cleveland to help the Americans in their cup competitions near the end of the 1945-46 season. Cleveland Americans reached the Western Semi-finals of the 1946 National Open Cup.

Tom starred for Toronto Greenbacks in the 1946 and 1947 seasons in the North American Soccer Football League.

The 5’7″ and 140 lbs forward returned to Ulster United in 1948. He played for Ulster United in the exhibition game against Liverpool Football Club on June 15, 1948. 17,000 soccer fans watched¬†Liverpool win 5-1¬†at Maple Leaf Stadium in Toronto.

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