Jake Thomson

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Jake Thomson
Personal information
Full name Jake Samuel Thomson[1]
Date of birth (1989-05-12) 12 May 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth Portsmouth, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Bognor Regis Town F.C
Youth career
2005–2008 Southampton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Southampton 14 (0)
2009 Bournemouth (loan) 6 (1)
2009–2010 Torquay United (loan) 15 (1)
2010–2011 Exeter City 16 (0)
2011 Cheltenham Town (loan) 5 (1)
2011 Kettering Town (loan) 4 (0)
2011–2012 Forest Green Rovers 28 (0)
2012–2013 Newport County 22 (0)
2012 Lincoln City (loan) 3 (0)
2013 Salisbury City 6 (0)
2014– A.F.C. Portchester 0 (0)
National team
2006 England U17 4 (1)
2009 Trinidad and Tobago U20 4 (0)
2009 Trinidad and Tobago 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:39, 14 January 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

Jake Samuel Thomson (born 12 May 1989) is an English footballer of Trinidadian descent who currently plays for Bognor Regis Town F.C.

Club career[edit]

Thomson began his career at Southampton in 2005 and was promoted to the first team in 2008, making his debut on 9 August 2008 against Cardiff City in the Football League Championship.[2] He made a further nine appearances for Southampton in the 2008–09 season.[3] Thomson spent one month on loan to Bournemouth between January and February 2009; although the clubs had agreed to extend the loan, this was not permitted because of Bournemouth's financial circumstances.[4]

Thomson made four appearances for Southampton in the 2009–10 Football League One. On 27 October 2009, he joined Torquay United on loan for a month.[5][6] The loan was extended until the end of the 2009–10 season.[7]

He was released by Southampton on 15 May 2010.[8][9]

On 1 July 2010, he was signed by Exeter City.[10] On 25 February 2011, Jake signed on loan to Cheltenham for an initial one-month loan. He was one of twelve players released by Exeter in May 2011.[11]

Thomson spent the summer of 2011 on trial with Southend United however he failed to earn a deal. Thomson subsequently signed for Conference National outfit Kettering Town.[12]

Shortly after joining Kettering however on 27 September 2011, Thomson joined fellow Conference National side Forest Green Rovers on loan.[13][14] He made his Forest Green debut on the day he signed, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 1–1 draw with Newport County at The New Lawn.[15] In October 2011, Thomson had his loan deal extended at Forest Green by a further month.[16] In November 2011 it was announced that Thomson's loan spell at Forest Green would be turned into a permanent move.[17][18] After making 28 league appearances for Forest Green, Thomson was released by the club in May 2012.[19] He signed for Newport County on 11 June 2012. In January 2013 Thomson joined Lincoln City on a one-month loan and he returned to Newport County in February 2013. In the 2012–13 season he was part of the Newport team that finished 3rd in the league, reaching the Conference National playoffs. Newport County won the playoff final versus Wrexham at Wembley stadium 2–0 to return to the Football League after a 25-year absence with promotion to League Two.[20]

He was released by Newport County on 10 May 2013.

It was announced on 19 August 2013 that he had signed for Salisbury City but left the club in December 2013 after making just six league appearances.[21] On 14 January 2014 he joined A.F.C. Portchester[22] whose coach Louis Bell had been his coach when he was a member of the Portsmouth Schools side who lifted the English Schools' Football Association Under 15 Inter Association Trophy in 2004.[23]

International career[edit]

Thomson was born in Portsmouth and is of Trinidadian parentage but played for the England U-17 team. On 30 August 2009 it was announced that Thomson would be joining the Trinidad and Tobago squad prior to the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[24]

He made his full international debut versus Costa Rica on 10 October 2009 in a World Cup qualifier.[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/11/2009 and 30/11/2009" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 11 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Cardiff City 2 – 1 Southampton". Soccernet. 9 August 2008. Retrieved 29 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Jake Thomson profile". Soccernet. 29 April 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Thomson loan halted by officials". BBC Sport. 19 February 2009. Retrieved 29 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Torquay for Thomson". Southampton F.C. 27 October 2009. Retrieved 27 October 2009. 
  6. ^ "Thomson Completes Signing". Torquay United F.C. 27 October 2009. Retrieved 28 October 2009. 
  7. ^ "Thomson's Loan Extended". Southampton F.C. 29 January 2010. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "Released And Retained List". Southampton F.C. 15 May 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "Southampton reveal retain and released lists of players". Daily Echo. 15 May 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 
  10. ^ "Breaking News – City Sign Winger". www.exetercityfc.co.uk. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
  11. ^ "Exeter City release 12 squad members". BBC Sport. 23 May 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  12. ^ "Poppies add two". Football Conference official website. 16 August 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  13. ^ "Rovers sign international star". forestgreenroversfc.com. 27 September 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  14. ^ "Forest Green Rovers sign Kettering Town's Jake Thomson". BBC Sport. 28 September 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  15. ^ "Forest Green Rovers 1–1 Newport County". BBC Sport. 27 September 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  16. ^ "Shock FA Cup defeat stuns boss Hockaday". thisisgloucestershire. 31 October 2011. 
  17. ^ "Thomson set for Forest Green stay". Non League Daily. 20 December 2011. 
  18. ^ "Jake Thomson and Keiron Forbes stay at Forest Green Rovers". BBC Sport. 22 December 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  19. ^ "Thomson and Uwezu released". Stroud News & Journal. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  20. ^ Hughes, Dewi (5 May 2013). "Wrexham 0–2 Newport". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  21. ^ "Harris not taking luckless Southport for granted". Salisbury Journal. 21 December 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  22. ^ "Ex-Saint Thomson on board at AFC Portchester". Southern Daily Echo. 14 January 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  23. ^ "Ambitious Royals snap up Thomson". The News (Portsmouth). 14 January 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  24. ^ Fuentes, Shaun (29 August 2009). "Thomson accepts T&T invitation". www.socawarriors.net. Retrieved 29 April 2010. 
  25. ^ "Trinidad vs Costa Rica match report". FIFA.com. Retrieved 3 February 2011. 

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