James Thompson (footballer)

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James Thompson
Personal information
Full name James William Thompson
Date of birth (1898-04-19)19 April 1898
Place of birth Epsom, England
Date of death 1984 (aged 85–86)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Custom House
1921 Charlton Athletic 2 (0)
1921 Wimbledon
1921–1922 Millwall 7 (3)
1923 Coventry City 2 (0)
1924 Clapton Orient 1 (0)
1925–1927 Luton Town 72 (41)
1927–1928 Chelsea 37 (33)
1929 Norwich City 28 (17)
1929 Sunderland 0 (0)
1930 Fulham 4 (2)
1931 Hull City 1 (0)
1931 Tunbridge Wells Rangers
1932 Tranmere Rovers 0 (0)
Sittingbourne
Peterborough United
Linfield
1936 Aldershot 0 (0)
FC Luzern
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

James William "Jimmy" Thompson (born 19 April 1898, d. August 1984 in Epsom) was a professional footballer, football manager and football scout.[1]

Career[edit]

Thompson, a striker, began his career as an amateur with Charlton and Wimbledon before playing for Millwall, Coventry City, Clapton Orient, Luton Town, Chelsea, Norwich City, Sunderland, Fulham and Hull City.He then moved into Non-League football with Tunbridge Wells Rangers and Peterborough United, he then signed for Tranmere Rovers, Sittingbourne and Aldershot before retiring. He managed Dartford and later worked as a scout at Chelsea and Southampton and is credited with having discovered Jimmy Greaves.[2]

In his career, he played 150 professional games, scoring 97 goals. 30 of those appearances and 17 of the goals were for Norwich.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jimmy Thompson | TheChels.info - The Chelsea Football Club Wiki
  2. ^ cf. Greaves, Jimmy (2003). Greavsie: The Autobiography. Time Warner Books. pp. 19–21, 29–30. ISBN 0-316-72529-3. 

References[edit]

  • Canary Citizens by Mike Davage, John Eastwood, Kevin Platt, published by Jarrold Publishing, (2001), ISBN 0-7117-2020-7