Niall Thompson

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Niall Thompson
Personal information
Full name Niall Joseph Thompson
Date of birth (1974-04-16) 16 April 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Surrey United Firefighters (head coach)
Youth career
Edmonton Brickmen
1989 Winnipeg Fury
1990-1991 PSV Eindhoven
1991-1992 Crystal Palace
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992-1994 Crystal Palace 0 (0)
1994-1995 Colchester United 13 (5)
1995 Montreal Impact 9 (0)
1996-1997 Zultse VV
1997 Seattle Sounders 15 (0)
1997-1998 Brentford 8 (0)
1998 Vancouver 86ers 23 (20)
1999-2000 Airdrieonians 25 (5)
2000 Bay Area Seals 6 (2)
2000-2001 Wycombe Wanderers 8 (0)
2001 Montreal Impact 21 (5)
2002-2003 Vancouver Whitecaps 18 (4)
2004-2009 Vancouver Firefighters
National team
1993-2000  Canada 9 (2)
Teams managed
2010- Surrey United Firefighters
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Niall Joseph Thompson (born 16 April 1974 in Birmingham) is an English-born Canadian footballer, who works currently as Coach Surrey United Firefighters.[1]

Club career[edit]

Thompson moved to Canada aged 2 and played for the Edmonton Brickmen, Winnipeg Fury and PSV Eindhoven youth teams. He started his professional career as a trainee with Crystal Palace but after an unsuccessful spell moved to play for Colchester United, Montreal Impact, Zultse VV, Seattle Sounders, Brentford, Vancouver 86ers, Airdrieonians, Bay Area Seals, Wycombe Wanderers, Montreal Impact and Vancouver Whitecaps.[2][3]

International career[edit]

He made his debut for Canada in a March 1993 friendly match against South Korea and earned a total of 9 caps, scoring 2 goals. He has represented Canada in just 1 FIFA World Cup qualification match, in October 2000.[4] That game, against Panama, proved to be his final international.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 4 June 1995 Varsity Stadium, Toronto, Canada  Turkey 1-2 1-3 Friendly match
2 18 May 1998 Varsity Stadium, Toronto, Canada  Macedonia 1-0 1-0 Friendly match

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