Matt Thompson (soccer)

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Matt Thompson
Thompson training for Newcastle Jets
Personal information
Full name Matthew Thompson
Date of birth (1982-08-18) 18 August 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Central Defender, Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Maitland FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999 Macarthur Rams 4 (0)
1999–2004 Parramatta Power 93 (8)
2004 Macarthur Rams 4 (1)
2004–2005 Marconi Stallions 20 (2)
2005–2010 Newcastle Jets 121 (19)
2010–2013 Melbourne Heart 82 (7)
2013–2014 Sydney FC 18 (1)
2014 Marconi Stallions 6 (2)
2014 PTT Rayong 11 (0)
2015– Maitland FC 88 (33)
National team
2009–2010 Australia 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 September 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 January 2010

Matthew Thompson (born 18 August 1982 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) is a football (soccer) player who plays for Maitland FC of the National Premier Leagues.

Club career[edit]

Newcastle Jets[edit]

He scored a spectacular goal against Central Coast Mariners in Leg 2 of the 2005-06 semi-finals. He scored a similarly spectacular goal in Round 20 of the 2006-07 season against Adelaide United.

On 20 December 2008 he scored a hat trick, against Melbourne Victory at EnergyAustralia Stadium in their shock 4-2 upset victory.

Thompson was made captain of the Jets in the 2009-2010 due to a new Newcastle Jets policy that the player who has the most top-flight appearances for the club would receive the captain's armband.[1]

Melbourne Heart[edit]

Thompson with Melbourne Heart

On 24 November 2009 he signed a contract with 2010-11 A-League expansion club, Melbourne Heart, becoming one of the club's first signings. Thompson is the record games holder for the A- league.[2]

captained the club under Dutch international John Van Schip..

As a result of the Heart finishing second-to-last on the A-League ladder, their worst finish in an A-League season, Thompson, along with teammates Simon Colosimo, Clint Bolton and Fred, were released by the Heart at the conclusion of the 2012-13 A-League season.[3]

Sydney FC[edit]

On 11 October 2013, he signed with Sydney FC as an injury replacement for Peter Triantis. He made his debut on the same day in Round 1 of the 2013–14 season against Newcastle Jets.[4]

International career[edit]

Thompson made his first senior international debut for the Socceroos on 28 January 2009 in an AFC Asian Cup qualifying match versus Indonesia.


With Newcastle Jets:


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