Fredy Thompson

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Fredy Thompson
Personal information
Full name Fredy Williams Thompson León
Date of birth (1982-06-02) June 2, 1982 (age 36)
Place of birth Puerto Barrios, Guatemala
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Antigua GFC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2007 Comunicaciones 90 (7)
2007–2008 Municipal 25 (0)
2008 Orizaba 11 (0)
2008–2011 Comunicaciones 47 (4)
2014 Coatepeque 21 (2)
2014– Antigua GFC 61 (1)
National team
2001– Guatemala[1] 96 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 January 2016

Fredy Williams Thompson León (born June 2, 1982 in Puerto Barrios, Izabal) is a Guatemalan professional footballer, who currently plays for Antigua GFC in Guatemala's first division.

Club career[edit]

Thompson started his career at Guatemalan giants Comunicaciones where he would stay for 7 years and captain the side. He then joined bitter rivals Municipal in 2007, but he was never accepted by the Rojos 'fans so he decided not to return after only one season.[2] A move to Europe with Inter Milan or Manchester United, or American Major League Soccer had been mentioned for some time, but he joined Mexican side Albinegros in 2008, only to return to the Cremas in June 2008.[3]

Doping case and suspension[edit]

In February 2012, Thompson, alongside Comunicaciones teammates Adolfo Machado and Marvin Ceballos, was temporarily suspended from playing by FIFA after a positive test on the banned substance boldenone.[4] A second test done at a laboratory in Canada reconfirmed the positive doping test[5] and he was later suspended for two years, until 24 January 2014.[6]

International career[edit]

He made his debut for the Guatemalan national team in a March 2001 friendly match against Trinidad & Tobago and went on to represent Guatemala during the 2006 World Cup qualification and 2010 World Cup qualification rounds.[7] As of January 2010, he had earned 81 caps, scoring no goals.[8]

He has also captained the national side in the absence of Carlos Ruiz.

On September 7, 2010 he scored his second international goal in a 2–0 win against El Salvador.[9]

On November 15, 2011 in a 2014 World Cup qualification match against Grenada, he scored his third goal to give Guatemala a 2–1 lead. The match ended 4–1.


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