Sunderland born inside forward Theo “Tot” Pike began his football career with Sunderland Co-operative Wednesday in 1925 and after a trial with Southend United he joined Second Division Fulham in 1926, making his Football League debut at Chelsea at the end of September, making two further appearances in early October. The following summer he was not retained and joined Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic, scoring 6 goals in 20 appearances before being signed by First Division Birmingham in February 1928.
Although on the fringes of the first team at St Andrews, he scored 4 goals in 17 appearances for The Blues before joining Southend United in the summer of 1930. He had three seasons at The Kursaal, scoring 20 goals in 72 appearances before joining Norwich City in the 1933 close season. He scored 7 goals in 21 appearances for The Canaries over two seasons, helping them to win the Third Division (South) Championship in 1934, before moving to non league Bury Town in 1935.