Bill Thompson (footballer)
|Date of birth||10 August 1921|
|Place of birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Date of death||1988 (aged 66-67)|
|Playing position||Wing half|
|1952–1954||Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic||45||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Glasgow, Thompson played for Scottish junior club Carnoustie Panmure before joining Portsmouth. He was a member of Portsmouth's championship-winning team of 1949 and 1950. His only goals for the club came on the last day of the 1949–50 season, playing as an emergency centre-forward. Needing to beat Aston Villa to ensure they stayed ahead of Wolverhampton Wanderers on goal average, Thompson scored twice in a 5–1 win. He went on to play in the League for Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic and in non-league football for Guildford City.
He was manager of Southern League club Worcester City from 1958 to 1962, and led them to victory against Liverpool in the 1958–59 FA Cup. He later coached Sparta Rotterdam from 1963 to 1966 and HFC Haarlem from 1970 to 1971.
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- "City Vice-Chairman Recalls Giant-Killing". Worcester News. 29 September 2006. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
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