Harry Thompson (footballer)
|Full name||Harry Thompson|
|Date of birth||29 April 1915|
|Place of birth||Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England|
|Date of death||29 January 2000(aged 84)|
|* 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.
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. After making 14 appearances for the Black Cats, including an FA Cup semi-final, Thompson retired from football.
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.