Steven Thomson

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Steven Thomson
Personal information
Full name Steven John Thomson[1]
Date of birth (1978-01-23) 23 January 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Central Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Dover Athletic
Youth career
?–1994 Crystal Palace
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2003 Crystal Palace 105 (1)
2003–2005 Peterborough United 66 (3)
2005–2008 Falkirk 72 (4)
2008 Brighton & Hove Albion 37 (0)
2009–2012 St. Mirren 88 (10)
2012- Dover Athletic 12 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:37, 20 November 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Steven John Thomson (born 23 January 1978) is a Scottish footballer who plays for Conference South side Dover Athletic.

Club career[edit]

Thomson, a midfielder, previously played for English clubs Crystal Palace, Peterborough United, Brighton & Hove Albion and Scottish team Falkirk where he later became the club captain.[citation needed]

Thomson scored four goals during his spell at Palace. His first strike came against Leicester City in the League Cup in September 1999.[2] The following season, Palace drew Leicester in the League Cup again, and this time Palace emerged victorious 3-0 against the Premier League side and League Cup holders. Thomson will be especially remembered by Crystal Palace fans for the stunning strike he scored in this game.[3] Later that season he scored against Sunderland in the FA Cup[4] before finally scoring his first and only league goal for Palace against Wolverhampton Wanderers in September 2002.[5]

He joined Brighton & Hove Albion on 14 January 2008,[6] making his debut in the 1–1 draw with Huddersfield Town.[citation needed] Thomson left Brighton a year later for 'family reasons' and moved back to Scotland, signing a two-and-a-half year contract with SPL side St. Mirren.[7]

Steven scored his first goal for St. Mirren in the 2–0 away win against Motherwell in April 2009.[8] Thomson scored two goals as St Mirren thrashed Celtic 4–0 on 24 March 2010.[9]

At the close of the 2011-12 season Thomson and his family moved south and relocated to Essex to concentrate on a career away from full-time football. He linked up with former Brighton team mate Nicky Forster now manager of Dover Athletic during pre season and signed for the club.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. p. 407. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "Leicester 4 Crystal Palace 2 (Agg: 7-5)". Sporting Life. 2 September 1999. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Leicester 0-3 Crystal Palace". BBC Sport. 1 November 2000. Retrieved 6 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Phillips spoils Palace coup". BBC. 17 January 2001. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "C Palace 4-2 Wolves". BBC. 14 September 2002. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Brighton sign Falkirk star". BBC Sport. 14 January 2008. 
  7. ^ "Buddies to bag Brighton's Thomson". BBC Sport. 30 December 2008. 
  8. ^ Moffat, Colin (18 April 2009). "Motherwell 0–2 St Mirren". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 February 2011. 
  9. ^ Conaghan, Martin (24 March 2010). "St Mirren 4 - 0 Celtic". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 February 2011. 

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