Richard Thompson (footballer, born 1969)

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Richard Thompson
Personal information
Full name Richard John Thompson
Date of birth (1969-04-11) 11 April 1969 (age 45)
Place of birth Yate, Gloucestershire, England
Playing position Forward
Number Manager
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Yate Town
1987-1988 Newport County 13 (2)
1988-1989 Torquay United 15 (4)
1989 Yeovil Town (loan)
1989-1990 Yeovil Town 7 (0)
Trowbridge Town
Salisbury City
Yate Town
Forest Green Rovers
Mangotsfield United
Taunton Town
Tiverton Town
?-2000 Taunton Town
2000-2009 Yate Town
Teams managed
2000-2009 Yate Town
2009-2011 Almondsbury Town
2012- Mangotsfield United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Richard John Thompson (born 11 April 1969 in Hawkesbury) is an English former professional footballer. He played professionally for Newport County and Torquay United and has been manager of Yate Town and Almondsbury Town. He is currently manager of Mangotsfield United.

Thompson was on schoolboy forms with Watford and played for Yate Town before joining Newport County in January 1987. He scored on his Newport debut in October 1987, but was transfer-listed shortly afterwards due to Newport's growing financial crisis.

Newport were relegated at the end of the season, and would fold before the end of their first season in the Conference. Thompson left to join Torquay United in June 1988 and made his Torquay debut in the first game of the following season, playing as a substitute for Jim McNichol in the 2-0 defeat at home to Halifax Town. His next appearance came on 25 October 2007, starting in the goalless draw away to Darlington. He started the next four games before losing his place again and appeared only sporadically thereafter. He joined Yeovil Town on loan and moved to Yeovil in August 1989 after being released by Torquay.

Thompson subsequently played for Trowbridge Town, Salisbury City, Yate Town, Forest Green Rovers, Mangotsfield United, Taunton Town and Tiverton Town before returning to Taunton Town with whom he won an FA Vase winners' medal.

In July 2000, Thompson was appointed as manager of Yate Town and has since led the side to two promotions.[1] In May 2007 he was linked with the vacant manager's post at Mangotsfield United,[2] but remained with Yate Town.

Thompson left Yate in 2009 and was next manager at Almondsbury Town. He left Almondsbury however when the club were forced to resign from the Southern League.

In April 2012, Thompson was appointed manager at Mangotsfield United.

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