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On this day in 1922...

THOMAS William Glidden made his Albion debut in the 1-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park, Fred Morris getting the Baggies goal.

Glidden went on to skipper the Albion, leading the 1930/31 double winning side and also leading the side in the 1935 FA Cup Final defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley.

Glidden made 479 appearances and scored 140 goals in his years as an Albion player and, after hanging up his boots, he worked in a coaching capacity at the club, then later was elected to the board of directors.

He is remembered to this day in the Glidden Suite in the West Stand of The Hawthorns, while the picture of him holding the FA Cup at Wembley in 1931 is the single most iconic image in Albion history.

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