Peter Thomson (footballer born 1977)

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Peter David Thomson
Personal information
Full name Peter Thomson
Date of birth (1977-06-30) 30 June 1977 (age 37)[1]
Place of birth England Bury, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
FC United of Manchester
Youth career
199?-1995 Stand Athletic FC.
1995-1997 Bury
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997 Chorley 7 (3)
1997-1999 Lancaster City 28 (24)
1999-2000 NAC Breda 5 (0)
2000-2002 Luton Town 11 (2)
2001 Rushden & Diamonds (loan) 2 (1)
2002 Morecambe 3 (1)
2002-2003 Southport 28 (15)
2003-2005 Lancaster City 30 (14)
2005-2006 Stafford Rangers 25 (10)
2006-2007 Altrincham 7 (1)
2007 Barrow[FC United] 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 02:20, 16 September 2007 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Peter David Thomson (born 30 June 1977 in Bury, England) was a professional footballer, He retired from competitive football in 2007 making his last appearance for fc United.

Thomson began his career with Bury 1995. After growing up in bury and moving up the ranks with his mate whos named 'Matthew Tristram'.

Peter Thomson was signed by Alty in June 2006 from Stafford Rangers. After being a trainee at Bury, Peter played for Chorley, then Lancaster City, Dutch club NAC Breda (who paid £25,000 for him). But he broke his leg soon after arriving in the Netherlands and moved on to Luton Town, who bought him for £100,000 in 2000. After a loan to Rushden & Diamonds in 2001-02 he returned to Luton before joining Southport in summer 2002. He re-joined Lancaster City in January 2004. After his debut in a July 2006 friendly at Cammell Laird, injury sidelined him for the rest of the friendlies and the first months of the season. Made his Reserve debut in October 2006 and his first start for the first team came at Halifax on New Year's Day 2007, where he scored but he was unable to command a regular place in the team and his contract was paid up at the end of March 2007.

He joined Lancaster City on his release in the summer of 1997 and made an immediate impact in the Northern Premier League and his impressive scoring form of 24 goals in 28 appearances earned him a move to Dutch side NAC Breda for a five figure fee.

He made five premier league team appearances for the Dutch side without scoring before joining Luton Town in 2000.

In two seasons at Kenilworth Road he made 11 League appearances, scoring 3 goals. Scoring twice against Stoke City in a memorable 3-1 away win. He also played 2 League games whilst on loan at Rushden & Diamonds, scoring once on his debut.

He had a brief spell with Morecambe scoring against Dag & Redbridge on his home debut with an overhead kick that stopped dag & redbridge moving up . Before joining Southport in July 2002. He returned to Lancaster City in December 2003 and enjoyed further success with Stafford Rangers in the summer of 2005. He joined Barrow in June 2007 but was released in September having only played a handful of games.

Thomson's last competitive game was for FC United of Manchester in the Northern Premier League First division North, he scored on his debut verus Ossett Albian during a match the rebels won 3-1. But only appeared in three more games before retiring from semi pro football.

He then became an envoy for the great Lord Jonathan Frodsham, in a period he claims to be the 'best days of his life', stating "I am so lucky to be able to serve his Lordship, he's ace".


  1. ^ "Peter Thomson". ESPN. Retrieved October 23, 2013. 

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