Tom Paterson Neilson

Tom Neilson (22 October 1851 – 19 January 1909) was a Scottish international rugby union player. He played as a forward.[1]

Tom Neilson
Birth nameThomas Paterson Neilson
Date of birth(1851-10-22)22 October 1851
Place of birthMossend, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
Date of death(1909-01-19)19 January 1909
Place of deathDunoon, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Notable relative(s)John Neilson, (brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Forwards
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
- West of Scotland ()
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
- Glasgow District ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1874 Scotland 1 (0)

He played for West of Scotland, one of the top teams in Scotland at the time.

He was called up for the Glasgow District side for the 1874 provincial match against Edinburgh District on 5 December 1874.[2]

He was called up to the Scotland squad in February 1874 and played England at The Oval on 23 February 1874.[3]

His brother John Alexander Neilson also played rugby union for Glasgow District and Scotland.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Tom Neilson - Rugby Union - Players and Officials - ESPN Scrum". ESPN scrum.
  2. ^ "The Glasgow Herald - Google News Archive Search".
  3. ^ "ESPN".