Joe Thompson (footballer)

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Joe Thompson
Personal information
Full name Joseph Thompson[1]
Date of birth (1989-03-05) 5 March 1989 (age 25)[1]
Place of birth Rochdale, England[2]
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Bury
Number 14
Youth career
000?–2006 Rochdale
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2012 Rochdale 143 (15)
2012–2014 Tranmere Rovers 20 (3)
2013 Rochdale (loan) 7 (0)
2014– Bury 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:12, 11 August 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Joseph "Joe" Thompson (born 5 March 1989) is an English footballer who plays for Bury as a midfielder. He has also played professionally for Rochdale.

Career[edit]

Thompson was born in Bath.[1] He made his first team debut for Rochdale in May 2006 against Carlisle United during the 2005–06 season.[3] The 2006–07 season saw him make 13 appearances and win the League Two Apprentice award.[4][5] He signed his first professional contract with Rochdale on 5 July 2007.[1]

Thompson scored a hat-trick on 31 January 2009 during Rochdale's 4–2 away win over Aldershot Town. A year later Thompson also scored a vital late brace against Luton in the FA Cup to take the fixture to a replay. Thompson signed a new one-year contract with Rochdale in the summer of 2009, starting the new season with a goal and a man of the match performance against Port Vale.

On 3 August 2012 Thompson signed a two-year deal with Tranmere Rovers after signing for an undisclosed fee from Rochdale.

On 1 November 2013 it emerged that Thompson had been diagnosed with nodular sclerosis Hodgkin lymphoma, a rare form of cancer, and that he would immediately begin chemotherapy as treatment for the disease. Mick Horton, chief executive of Tranmere Rovers, said 'Joe will get all the love and support we can give him'. It is not currently clear when Thompson expects to return to first-team action.[citation needed]

On 16 June 2014, Thompson announced via his Twitter page he had completed remission and that he "Can't wait to get back out on the Football pitch".[6]

On 2 August 2014 he announced on his Twitter that he had signed for Bury.[citation needed]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 16 November 2012.[7]
Club Season League[A] FA Cup League Cup Other[B] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rochdale
2005–06
League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2006–07
League Two 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
2007–08
League Two 12 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 13 1
2008–09
League Two 30 5 1 0 0 0 4 0 35 5
2009–10 League Two 36 6 2 2 1 0 1 0 40 8
2010–11 League One 32 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 34 2
2011–12 League One 17 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 21 1
Total 141 15 3 2 5 0 8 0 157 17
Tranmere Rovers 2012–13 League One 13 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 17 2
Career totals 154 16 4 3 7 0 9 0 174 19
A. ^ The "League" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League.
B. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the play-offs and Football League Trophy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. p. 406. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 522. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "Joe Thompson". Soccerbase. Retrieved 21 November 2007. 
  4. ^ "Joe Thompson". Soccerbase. Retrieved 21 November 2007. 
  5. ^ "Koumas handed Championship award". BBC Sport. 4 March 2007. Retrieved 21 November 2007. 
  6. ^ BBC Sport, "Joe Thompson: Tranmere Rovers midfielder diagnosed with cancer", 1 November 2013
  7. ^ "Joe Thompson career statistics". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 

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