Joël Thomas

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Joël Thomas
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Personal information
Full name Joël Fabrice Goho Bah Thomas
Date of birth (1987-06-30) 30 June 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Caen, France
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Dinamo București
Number 99
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Bordeaux B 21 (9)
2007 1. FC Kaiserslautern II 4 (2)
2008–2009 Hamilton Academical 26 (4)
2009 Colchester United 4 (0)
2009–2010 Hamilton Academical (loan) 11 (4)
2010 Hamilton Academical 3 (0)
2011 Ionikos 9 (3)
2012–2013 Turnu Severin 27 (6)
2013– Dinamo București 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Joël Thomas (born 30 June 1987) is a French footballer of Ivorian descent who plays for Liga I club Dinamo București.

Club career[edit]

Thomas joined French side Bordeaux in 2005 and spent two years with them before moving to Germany with Kaiserslautern. In August 2008, Thomas had a trial with Premier League club Wigan Athletic in August.[1] Shortly after that, Thomas joined Hamilton Accies.[2] He scored in the League Cup tie against Clyde.[3]

He signed for Colchester for a fee of £225,000, on 21 July 2009 from Hamilton Academical.[4]

He rejoined Hamilton Accies on loan in January 2010.[5]

His contact with Colchester United was terminated by mutual consent on 31 July 2010.[6]

On 12 August 2010, Hamilton have signed French striker Joel Thomas for a third time ahead of the new SPL season. The club have confirmed that free agent Thomas has signed a contract at New Douglas Park.[7] Joel Thomas signed a contract of six-month in Greece for Ionikos FC the 27 January 2011.

In June 2013, Thomas signed a contract for three years with Dinamo București. His first goals for Dinamo were scored in a Romanian Cup game, against Chindia Târgoviște.[8]

International career[edit]

Thomas is eligible to play for France through birth, Côte d'Ivoire through lineage, and was coveted by the Mali team while he was playing for Colchester.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Latics look at Frenchman". skysports.com website. 6 August 2008. 
  2. ^ "Hamilton land Thomas". Sky Sports. 11 August 2008. 
  3. ^ "Hamilton Academical 3–1 Clyde". BBC. 26 August 2008. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  4. ^ Lindsay, Clive (21 July 2009). "Colchester secure Accies' Thomas". BBC Sport website. 
  5. ^ Barnes, John (28 January 2010). "Joel Thomas to rejoin Hamilton as Marvin Andrews exits". BBC Sport. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "U's Flash: Club Cancels Thomas' Contract". Colchester United. 31 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Hamilton sign Joel Thomas for third time | Hamilton | Sport | STV". Sport. 12 August 2010. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Thomas, Durimel şi Lazăr au marcat primele goluri pentru Dinamo în meciul de cupă contra Chindiei". OriceSport.ro. 31 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Thomas Coveted by Mali National team". Colchester Gazette. 
  10. ^ "Archives | Journal de l'île de la Réunion". Clicanoo.re. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 

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