|Full name||Samuel Thomson|
|Date of birth||14 February 1862|
|Place of birth||Lugar, East Ayrshire, Scotland|
|Date of death||23 December 1943(aged 81)|
|1888–1889||Preston North End||34||(10)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Sam Thomson (14 February 1862 – 23 December 1943) was a leading professional footballer of the 1880s and 1890s. He was a Scottish international, and was a member of the Preston North End side which became famous as the 'invincibles'.
Sam Thomson was born at Lugar, Scotland on 14 February 1862. His first club was Lugar Boswell Thistle, and while with them he was twice picked to play for Scotland. He later had a short spell with Rangers, before becoming one of the many Scottish-born footballers who joined Preston North End as the Lancashire club assembled a side that was almost unbeatable. In 1888–89 he was a member of the Preston side which did the double, being Football League Champions and 1888-89 FA Cup Winners. In 1890 he joined Wolverhampton Wanderers, and he later had spells with Everton and Accrington. On retiring from football, he later became a licensee. He died aged 81 on 23 December 1943.
- Douglas Lamming (1987). A Scottish Internationalists Who's Who 1872-1986. Hutton Press Ltd. ISBN 0-907033-47-4.