Grangetown, North Yorkshire born inside forward Tom Feeney began his football career with junior clubs Normanby Magnesite in 1928 and Whitby United in 1929 before being signed by First Division Newcastle United in December 1930, for whom he made his Football League debut against West Ham United in January 1932. He scored his only goal in 4 top flight appearances at Middlesbrough the next month, before joining Second Division Notts County in June 1932. He scored twice in 17 games during a single season at Meadow Lane, moving in June 1933 to Lincoln City where he made 10 appearances during the remainder of 1933 before joining Stockport County in February 1934, playing twice more for The Hatters before the season’s end.
He joined Halifax Town in August 1934 and stayed nearly three years at The Shay, scoring 12 goals in 57 appearances, before signing for Chester in May 1937 where he had a brief 6 game spell in 1937-38. His final spell was his most successful. Signing for Darlington in February 1938, he scored 9 goals in 13 appearances before the end of the season, including a debut goal in a 2-0 win over rivals Hartlepools United, and followed it up with 16 goals in 30 appearances during 1938-39, when he was comfortably the club’s leading goalscorer. However the intervention of the Second World War finished his career as a professional footballer.