Scott Y. Thomson

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Scott Thomson
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Thomson as Hibernian goalkeeping coach in 2009
Personal information
Full name Scott Thomson
Date of birth (1966-11-08) 8 November 1966 (age 48)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1984 Hutchison Vale
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1991 Dundee United 6 (0)
1991 Raith Rovers (loan) 1 (0)
1991–1993 Forfar Athletic 88 (0)
1993–1997 Raith Rovers 122 (0)
1997–1998 Hull City 9 (0)
1998 Motherwell (loan) 1 (0)
1998–2000 Airdrieonians 30 (0)
2000–2005 Dunfermline Athletic 11 (0)
2003 Brechin City (loan) 14 (0)
Total 282 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Scott Thomson (born 8 November 1966 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish former professional football goalkeeper, who most prominently played for the Raith Rovers side that won the 1994 Scottish League Cup Final. Since retiring as a player, he has worked as a goalkeeping coach.

Playing career[edit]

Thomson started his professional career at Dundee United. He made his first team debut on 2 May 1987 in a 2–1 victory at Tannadice against Hibernian, but went on to play just five other first team games for the club before being loaned out to Barnsley. He signed for Forfar Athletic in 1991 before joining Raith Rovers in 1993.

During his time at Stark's Park, Thomson played in over 100 first team games, winning the Scottish Football League First Division and Scottish League Cup. Thomson famously saved the decisive penalty kick from Paul McStay in the 1994 Scottish League Cup Final.[1] He had been sent off in the semi-final against Airdrie; substitute Brian Potter saved a penalty that allowed Raith to progress to the final.[2] Thomson played a key role as Raith set up a lucrative UEFA Cup tie against Bayern Munich.[3]

He then went on to have spells at Hull City and Motherwell before joining Airdrieonians in 1998. Thomson finished his career playing at Dunfermline Athletic, where he played alongside Scott M. Thomson, although part of his final season was spent on loan at Brechin City.[4]

Coaching[edit]

Thomson was giving his first coaching job at Dunfermline Athletic while still technically registered as a player.[1] It was here that Thomson forged a special bond with striker Craig Brewster and goalkeeper Derek Stillie, who he would later join up with at Dundee United when Brewster was made player/manager. He remained as goalkeeping coach under Craig Levein after the departure of Brewster and Stillie. Thomson was released from his contract in May 2009 after Levein stated his intention to appoint an experienced player who could also coach, rather than a specialist coach like Thomson.[5][6] Thomson was then hired by Hibernian to serve as their goalkeeping coach, replacing Gordon Marshall.[7] He left Hibernian in the summer of 2014 and subsequently joined Ross County.[8]

Honours[edit]

Raith Rovers[edit]

1994–95
1994–95

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Campbell, Alan (21 November 2004). "Legends reunite to toast Raith's most famous hour". Sunday Herald. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Elder, Matthew (3 June 2014). "A special reunion 20 years on". Fife Free Press (Johnston Publishing). Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Thomson earns bonus from ragged Raith". The Independent. 27 September 1995. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Bank books stay closed". BBC Sport. 1 February 2003. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "Scott Thomson leaves United". Dundee United F.C. official website. 25 May 2009. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  6. ^ Duthie, Tom (25 May 2009). "Climate of change". Evening Telegraph. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  7. ^ McLauchlin, Brian (8 July 2009). "Hibs switch goalkeeping targets". BBC Sport. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  8. ^ Thomson joins Ross County, SPFL

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