Player Profile

Tom Cairney

Tom Cairney

Fulham Midfielder

Nationality :Scotland
Date Of Birth :January 20, 1991
Height :183cm
Weight :72kg

Tom Cairney: A Brief Biography

Midfielder Tom Cairney is currently a Fulham player. He was born in Nottingham and plays for Scotland. In 2017, he made his full international debut. Scott Parker was appointed club captain following his retirement at the end of the 2016–17 season.

Birth Place, Family, Early Life

Thomas Cairney is a professional footballer and the captain of Premier League team Fulham. He was born on January 20, 1991. Cairney has previously played for Blackburn Rovers and Hull City. He was born in England and debuted for Scotland’s national team in March 2017. Prior to this, Cairney had competed for Scotland at the under-19 and under-21 levels.

Scottish-born Cairney’s father, a miner who later became a taxi driver, was born and raised in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. He also disclosed that as a child, his father would take him to Scotland to watch Celtic. For work experience, he interned at Barclays Bank when he was around 15 or 16. He had to work 9 to 5 in a bank for two weeks while donning a suit and tie, calling it the “worst two weeks of [his] life!”

Trophies & Titles


  • EFL Championship: 2021–22
  • EFL Championship play-offs: 2018, 2020


  • Hull City Young Player of the Year: 2008–09
  • Blackburn Rovers Player of the Year: 2013–14
  • Fulham Player of the Season: 2016–17
  • PFA Team of the Year: 2016–17 Championship, 2017–18 Championship

Height of Tom Cairney, Weight, and Body Stats

HeightIn Centimeters:
In Meters: 1.83
In Feet Inches: 6ft
WeightIn KG: Not known
In Pound: Not known
FootNot known footed
Eye ColorNot Known
Hair ColorNot Known

All-time Career of Tom Cairney

Fulham (2015-present)

Tom officially joined the team on June 26, 2015, for a reported fee of about £3.5 million, amid a lot of rumors. He made his home debut against Brighton & Hove Albion in a disappointing 2-1 loss after making his debut in the season opener against Cardiff City. The following week, in another 2-1 loss, this time to Hull City, he scored a nearly identical left-footed goal from the edge of the area. Tom was given a three-match suspension after receiving a straight red card for a dangerous two-footed challenge early in Fulham’s 3-0 loss at home to Wolves. This was a low point in an otherwise promising start to his career. After his comeback, he reclaimed his position and played the majority of 2015–16 on the right side of midfield.

Tom was given a more prominent role as Slavia Jokanovi took over, and it was during the 2016–17 season that his performances really started to stand out. Tom, who was now captain, was one of the main reasons Fulham, who made the Championship play-offs with a late push, was the in-form team at the end of the season. Despite failing to make it to the championship game, Tom’s 13 goals and 11 assists earned him the title of a fan favorite for the second consecutive season.

Tom was the subject of intense rumors during the offseason regarding a potential £20 million transfer to Newcastle United, but this did not occur because he preferred to stay at Craven Cottage and pursue re-promotion to the Premier League. He did this with the team in 2018, and at Wembley Stadium, he scored the game-winning goal in the Championship Play-off Final to give the team a 1-0 victory.

The club and everyone involved had a bad season in 2018–19 because they were immediately dropped to the Championship. Tom only scored one goal, which came late in the season against Everton. But Tom led the group to another Play-off victory over rival Brentford the following year, leading the team to promotion.

Before Christmas 2020, Tom suffered a second knee injury. He would miss several months of work and be unable to stop another Premier League relegation. On October 20, 2021, he came off the bench for the first time and scored in an emotional 2-0 victory over Cardiff City at Craven Cottage. Days later, in what happened to be his 200th League game for the team—a 4-0 victory away to Nottingham Forest—he went on to reclaim the captain’s role once more.

Tom won the club’s Goal of the Season award in June 2022, following his third promotion to the Premier League, for his comeback goal against Cardiff.

How much does Tom Cairney Earn? Net Worth

Tom Kearney makes £1,144,000 annually and £22,000 weekly as an AMC for Fulham. On June 30, 2024, his current contract comes to an end. The total wealth of Tom Kearney is £9,474,400.

Transfer Value and Records

  • Current market value: €2.00m
  • Highest market value: €18.00m


Tom hasn’t publicly endorsed any brands on his social media pages. The player is developing and will draw sponsors if he can demonstrate his prowess and skills on the field.

Lifestyle, House, Cars, Physical appearance

Tom Cairney hasn’t been seen operating a vehicle on Nottingham’s streets. He did, however, express interest in sports cars in a recent interview. The player undoubtedly has a respectable car collection in his garage to explore.

Tom Cairney Stats – Detailed

Premier League Stats for Tom Cairney

GeneralTotalPer 90 MinutesPercentile
Matches Played31N/A
Minutes88729 min’ per appearance
Annual Salary€2,387,640N/A
Matches Started5N/A
Matches Subbed In26N/A 
Matches Subbed Out7N/A 

Goals and xG (Expected Goals)

Goals, xG, ShotsTotalPer 90 MinutesPercentile
Goals Scored20.2
Goal Involvement20.2
Goals at Home20.33
Goals at Away00
Expected Goals (xG)1.330.14
Non-Penalty xG (npxG)1.330.14
Penalties Scored0  
3 or More Goals0  
2 or More Goals1  
Minutes Per Goal444 min’ / goal 

Shots Taken

Shots DataTotalPer 90 MinutesPercentile
Shots Taken60.65
Shots On Target
3/ 6
Shots Off Target
3/ 6
Hit The Woodwork0 times0.00
Shot Conversion Rate33.33% 
Shot Accuracy50.00% 
Shots Per Goal Scored3.00 

Personal Life

The midfielder has been having fun with his model wife Abbie Richards. The couple enjoys each other’s company and has been a happy couple. The couple has two healthy baby boys, who have not yet been given names.