Harry Thompson (footballer)

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Harry Thompson
Personal information
Full name Harry Thompson
Date of birth 29 April 1915
Place of birth Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England
Date of death 29 January 2000(2000-01-29) (aged 84)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Mansfield Town
1938–1939 Sunderland 14 (1)
Teams managed
1949–1958 Oxford United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Harry Thompson (29 April 1915 – 29 January 2000) was an English professional footballer who played for Mansfield Town, Wolves and Sunderland. He later became the first professional manager of Oxford United.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Mansfield in 1915, Harry played for his local side Mansfield Town before joining Wolves. Later in his career, he signed for Sunderland for £7,500.[1] After making 14 appearances for the Black Cats,[2] including an FA Cup semi-final,[1] Thompson retired from football.

Oxford United[edit]

In 1949 Thompson was signed as Oxford United manager. He managed the club for 9 years, winning the Southern League and the Southern League Cup twice. They also reached the fourth round of the FA Cup.[3]


Oxford United


  1. ^ a b "Ex-United boss Harry dies at 84". Oxford Mail. 2000-02-03. Retrieved 2011-09-05. 
  2. ^ "Harry Thompson". The stat cat. Retrieved 2008-03-29. 
  3. ^ "Harry Thompson". Abingdon Herald. Retrieved 2008-03-29. [dead link]