Simon Thomas (soccer)
|Full name||Simon Thomas|
|Date of birth||April 12, 1990|
|Place of birth||Victoria, British Columbia, Canada|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|2006–2007||Metro Victoria United|
|2009||→ Whitecaps Residency (loan)||6||(0)|
|2013||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||0||(0)|
|2013||→ Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23 (loan)||6||(0)|
|2013||→ FC Edmonton (loan)||0||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 30, 2015.
Youth and amateur
Thomas played with the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency squad in the team's first USL Premier Development League season in 2008, before being called up to the senior Vancouver Whitecaps side. He spent the 2009 season back in the PDL playing for the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency squad, before being recalled to the senior Whitecaps squad for the 2010 season.
On August 5, 2011, after a successful trial period, he signed a one-year contract with English side Huddersfield Town.
He left the club in June 2012, after not being offered a new contract by the manager, Simon Grayson. He did not make a single first team appearance for the club.
In August 2014 Thomas joined Football League Two club Newport County on a short contract to cover injuries. He left the club September 1, 2014 having not made a first team appearance, though he was regularly on the substitutes bench for League Two matches.
Thomas received his first call up to the Canada Under-23 squad on the March 9, 2012, for the 2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
Thomas made his senior team debut on January 26, 2013 in a friendly against Denmark as a second half sub for Lars Hirschfeld, the game ended as a 4-0 defeat. Days later he played the full 90 minutes and kept a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw with the United States. On June 27, 2013 Thomas was listed as a part of the confirmed 23-man squad for Colin Miller's Canada squad for 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
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- "USSF Division-2 Pro League". Ussf.demosphere.com. September 11, 2010. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
- "Inexperienced Canada overpowered by Denmark". Canada Soccer Association. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
- "Canada Finalize roster for Gold Cup, announces friendly". Canada Soccer. Retrieved June 29, 2013.