|Full name||Shavar Thomas|
|Date of birth||29 January 1981|
|Place of birth||Hannah Town, Jamaica|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|2004–2006||Kansas City Wizards||76||(2)|
|2007||Los Angeles Galaxy||0||(0)|
|2010–2011||Sporting Kansas City||19||(0)|
|2013||Fort Lauderdale Strikers||9||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 6, 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Amateur and college
Thomas played as a youth for Hazard United in Jamaica and at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut. He played college soccer at the University of Connecticut. He played two seasons, 2001 and 2002, and was named an NSCAA second team All-American his sophomore year.
After that year, Thomas entered the 2003 MLS SuperDraft, where he was selected 10th overall by Dallas Burn. Thomas struggled in his first year, often appearing raw, but finished the season with 14 starts and 1252 minutes for the Burn. In the offseason, Thomas was traded to Kansas City Wizards in exchange for Eric Quill and Carey Talley. In his second year, Thomas established himself as a solid defender, playing center back for one of the league's best defensive teams. He finished the season with 1880 minutes in 22 starts. Thomas continued as a starter in 2005 and 2006. On 23 March 2007, Thomas was traded to Los Angeles Galaxy for a conditional second-round draft pick. On 3 May 2007, he was traded to Chivas USA for a second-round pick in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft.
Thomas was selected by Philadelphia Union in the 2009 MLS Expansion Draft on 25 November 2009. He was traded to his former club Kansas City Wizards on 30 June 2010 in exchange for two MLS SuperDraft picks and allocation money.
Thomas remained with Kansas City through the 2011 season. At season's end, the club declined his 2012 contract option and he entered the 2011 MLS Re-Entry Draft. Thomas was not selected in the draft and became a free agent.
Thomas signed with new MLS franchise Montreal Impact on 20 January 2012. On 2 November 2012 Montreal announced that Thomas would not be returning to the club in 2013. He entered the 2012 MLS Re-Entry Draft and became a free agent after going undrafted in both rounds of the draft.
In 2013, Thomas was invited to D.C. United's training camp as a trialist, but wasn't offered a contract. It was announced on 11 March 2013 that Thomas signed with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers for the NASL's Spring season.
Thomas appeared for the Jamaican U-20's in the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship in Argentina and looked poised to break into a major role with the Jamaican national team, while captaining the 2004 Olympic squad. He currently has 49 caps, and has represented the team at every level.
He captained the Jamaican team to the 2010 Caribbean Championship in Martinique.
Updated 16 March 2010
|Season||MLS||U.S. Open Cup||MLS Cup Playoffs||North America||Total|
|Kansas City Wizards||2004||25||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||26||1|
|Los Angeles Galaxy||2007||0||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||0||0|
|Kansas City Wizards||2010||16||0||-||-||-||-||-||-||16||0|
CD Chivas USA
- MLS Supporters' Shield
- Runners-up (1): 2007
- MLS Western Conference
- Winners (Regular Season) (1): 2007
Kansas City Wizards/Sporting KC
- Team was known as Kansas City Wizards in 2010
- Union select 10 players in expansion draft[dead link]
- Kansas City Wizards Media Relations (2010-06-30). "Wizards Re-Acquire Defender Shavar Thomas | Sporting Kansas City". Kcwizards.com. Retrieved 2012-01-20.
- "runei DPMM FC to trial a global list of stars". http://www.goal.com/en-my/. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
|Jamaica national football team captain