Earle Thomas

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Earle Thomas
Personal information
Full name William Earle Thomas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1967 Hamilton
1967–1976 Mount Wellington 90 (71)
1976 Eden 3 (2)
1977 Mount Wellington 15 (3)
1978–1979 Eastern Suburbs 40 (13)
1980 Blockhouse Bay 19 (1)
National team
1967–1976 New Zealand 23 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

William Earle Thomas more commonly known as Earle Thomas was a soccer player who represented New Zealand at international level.

Thomas' clubs included Hamilton, University-Mount Wellington, Eastern Suburbs AFC, and Blockhouse Bay.

International career[edit]

Thomas made his senior All Whites debut in a 3-5 against Australia on 5 November 1967, and scored 2 goals in his first start 3 days later in a 3-1 win over Singapore.[1] He went on to finish his international playing career with 23 A-international caps to his credit,[2] his final cap coming in a 1-2 loss against New Caledonia on October 2, 1976.[1] Thomas scored 7 A-international goals[3] and captained his country on numerous occasions.

Administration career[edit]

In 2013, Thomas became a founding committee member of the independent group Friends of Football[4]


  1. ^ a b "A-International Lineups". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 12 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "A-International Appearances — Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Archived from the original on 2009-05-01. Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
  3. ^ "A-International Scorers — Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Archived from the original on 2009-09-12. Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
  4. ^ Friends of Football Committee. Friends of Football. Retrieved 31 December 2014.

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