Louis Thompson

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Louis Thompson
Personal information
Full name Louis Clyde William Thompson[1]
Date of birth (1994-12-19) 19 December 1994 (age 23)[2]
Place of birth Bristol, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Norwich City
Number 34
Youth career
2011–2012 Swindon Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Swindon Town 34 (2)
2014– Norwich City 3 (0)
2014–2015 Swindon Town (loan) 28 (2)
2015–2016 Swindon Town (loan) 13 (2)
2016 Swindon Town (loan) 15 (0)
National team
2012 Wales U19 3 (0)
2015 Wales U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:29, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:00, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

Louis Clyde William Thompson (born 19 December 1994) is a Welsh footballer who plays as a midfielder for Norwich City. His brother Nathan is also a professional footballer.[3]

Football career[edit]

Thompson started his career at Swindon Town where he followed his older brother Nathan Thompson through the Wiltshire football club's youth system under the guidance of former Wales international footballer and Swindon coach, Paul Bodin.

During the 2011–2012 season, Swindon Town manager Paolo Di Canio drafted Thompson into the senior side by naming him on the substitutes bench for FA Cup victories over Huddersfield Town, Colchester United and Wigan Athletic. He was also on the bench for the Football League Trophy draw at Barnet and Football League Two wins over AFC Wimbledon and Rotherham United. However, Thompson failed to make it on to the pitch during any of those fixtures.

Thompson made his first team debut for Swindon on 28 January 2012 as an 81st-minute substitute for fellow Town midfielder Simon Ferry during the 2–0 away loss to Leicester City in the FA Cup Fourth Round.[4]

After making his debut, Thompson expressed his gratitude to Di Canio for giving him his first opportunity within professional football by telling the local Swindon newspaper, the Evening Advertiser, that it was "an amazing feeling to make my debut at such a young age. I am so thankful to the gaffer for giving me my chance".[5]

On 1 September 2014 he joined Norwich City and was loaned back to Swindon for the rest of the 2014–15 season.[6]

International career[edit]

In 2012 Thompson was called into the Wales under 19 squad for the European championship qualifying matches.

Thompson was called up to the Wales Under-21 squad versus Moldova on 22 March 2013.[7]

Club statistics[edit]

As of end of 2016–17 season[8]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Swindon Town 2011–12 League Two 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13[9] League One 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
2013–14[10] 28 2 0 0 3 0 4[a] 0 35 2
2014–15[11] 32 2 1 0 2 1 3[b] 0 38 3
2015–16[12] 28 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 29 2
Swindon total 90 6 3 0 6 1 7 0 106 7
Norwich City 2016–17[13] Championship 3 0 0 0 3 0 2[c] 0 8 0
Career total 93 6 3 0 9 1 9 0 114 7
  1. ^ Appearances in the Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Two appearances in the Football League Trophy and one in the League One play-offs
  3. ^ Appearances in the Football League Trophy with Norwich City U23s

Honours[edit]

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain lists & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. May 2013. p. 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Profile". 11v11. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Nathan Thompson Profile". Swindon Town FC. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "F/T: Leicester City 2 Town 0". Swindon Town FC. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Thompson hoping for another chance". Swindon Advertiser. Archived from the original on 12 September 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Transfer deadline day: Norwich sign Miquel, Hooiveld & Thompson". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  7. ^ Wales Under-21
  8. ^ Louis Thompson at Soccerbase
  9. ^ "Games played by Louis Thompson in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 July 2017. 
  10. ^ "Games played by Louis Thompson in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 July 2017. 
  11. ^ "Games played by Louis Thompson in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 July 2017. 
  12. ^ "Games played by Louis Thompson in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 July 2017. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Louis Thompson in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 July 2017. 
  14. ^ "Sky Bet Football League Team of the Week 16/09/14 – 20/09/14". Football League. 

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