Danny Thomas (footballer, born 1981)

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Danny Thomas
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Thomas in 2010
Personal information
Full name Danny Justin Thomas[1]
Date of birth (1981-05-01) 1 May 1981 (age 33)[2]
Place of birth Leamington Spa, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[2]
Playing position Winger or Left-Back.
Youth career
1997–1998 Nottingham Forest
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2002 Leicester City 3 (0)
2002–2004 Bournemouth 59 (2)
2004–2006 Boston United 82 (8)
2006–2007 Shrewsbury Town 5 (0)
2007 Hereford United 15 (2)
2007–2009 Macclesfield Town 83 (6)
2009–2010 Kettering Town 34 (3)
2010–2012 Tamworth 82 (10)
2012–2013 FH 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:42, 23 September 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Danny Justin Thomas (born 1 May 1981) is an English footballer who most recently played for FH as a Left-Back.

Career[edit]

Born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire,[2] between 1995 and 1997 Thomas attended Lilleshall National School for gifted footballers after being offered a scholarship there. He started his career as a trainee at Nottingham Forest and later Leicester City, and made his first team debut against Newcastle United in December 1999.[3] February 2002 saw him move on to Bournemouth.[4] During his time with The Cherries he was a first team regular in the side that won promotion to Division Two. However he featured only infrequently the following season where he played a match for Notts County reserves, and eventually joined Boston United in March 2004.[5] He scored a spectacular free kick on his debut for the Pilgrims. In the 2004–05 season he started 40 matches, scoring 6 goals.

He signed for Shrewsbury Town on non-contract terms after spells training with both Grimsby Town and Cheltenham Town. On 25 January 2007, he signed for Hereford United until the end of the season.[6] The pacy winger made his first team debut against Barnet on the left wing, and duly capped an impressive performance by scoring in the last minute of the match. He was a regular on the left wing for the remainder of the season, and later left having turned down a contract.

On 15 June, after his release by Hereford, Thomas joined Macclesfield Town on a two-year contract.[7] In his first season Thomas was awarded the 'player's player of the season' award. He was offered a contract extension early in his second season, after initially turning it down, he then agreed the deal in the latter part of that season, only for the club to pull the deal at the end of the season. At the end of the contract he was released from the club.[8]

In August 2009 he joined Conference National side Kettering Town.

On 15 June 2010, it was heavily speculated that Thomas would be joining Conference National team Tamworth, following his release from Kettering Town.[9] The following day this was confirmed.[10] Following a successful first season with The Lambs, Thomas opted to stay with the club for a further season with the option to a further 12 months after that.[11]

In May 2012, Icelandic club FH signed Thomas on a free transfer. Having made a successful start to his Icelandic league career at Left-Back, Danny has also made four appearances in the Europa League before the club was knocked out of the competition by Swedish club AIK.

With 3 games left to play FH were crowned champions of the season. They will now be competing in the Champions League qualifiers in 2013.

In January 2013 Danny decided to retire from football to work for an estate agent company.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 21 April 2012.
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
1999–2000 Leicester City FA Premier League 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2000–01 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Bournemouth Division Two 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
2002–03 Division Three 37 2 6 1 1 2 0 0 44 5
2003–04 Division Two 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 0
2003–04 Boston United Division Three 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3
2004–05 League Two 39 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 44 3
2005–06 35 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 39 2
2006–07 Shrewsbury Town League Two 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2006–07 Hereford United League Two 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 2
2007–08 Macclesfield Town League Two 43 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 45 4
2008–09 40 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 45 2
2009–10 Kettering Town Conference National 34 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 37 3
2010–11 Tamworth Conference National 45 7 4 2 0 0 0 0 49 9
2011–12 37 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 42 3
Total England 364 31 29 3 7 2 0 0 400 36
Career total 364 31 29 3 7 2 0 0 400 36

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England & Wales births". FindMyPast. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. p. 405. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  3. ^ Phil, Shaw (29 December 1999). "Ferguson and Shearer give Newcastle a cutting edge". FA Carling Premiership. The Independent. Retrieved 21 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Bournemouth sign Thomas". BBC Sport. 12 February 2002. Retrieved 12 February 2002. 
  5. ^ o.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/b/boston_united/3550349.stm "Boston sign four players". BBC Sport. 19 March 2004. Retrieved 19 March 2004. 
  6. ^ "Smith and Thomas sign for Bulls". BBC Sport. 25 January 2007. Retrieved 25 January 2007. 
  7. ^ "Macclesfield bring in forward duo". BBC Sport. 15 June 2007. Retrieved 15 June 2007. 
  8. ^ "Macclesfield release 13 players". BBC Sport. 7 May 2009. Retrieved 7 May 2009. 
  9. ^ "Thomas set to sign for Lambs". ThisIsTamworth.co.uk. 15 June 2010. Retrieved 15 June 2010. 
  10. ^ "New Friendly Fixtures and New Signing". Tamworth F.C. 16 June 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  11. ^ "Thomas Back in Number 11". Tamworth F.C. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 

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