Simon Thomas (soccer)
|Full name||Simon Edmund Thomas|
|Date of birth||April 12, 1990|
|Place of birth||Victoria, British Columbia, Canada|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|2006–2007||Metro Victoria United|
|2013||Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23||6||(0)|
|2013||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||0||(0)|
|2013||→ FC Edmonton (loan)||0||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 11, 2020|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 8, 2017
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 signed a contract with OBOS-ligaen club Strømmen prior to the 2015 season. As the first choice goalkeeper, he started 28 of the club's 30 matches in 2015, and broke club records for fewest goals against, and most shutouts in a season.
- As of August 11, 2020
|Vancouver Whitecaps (NASL)||USSF Division 2||2010||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|Vancouver Whitecaps FC||MLS||2013||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|FC Edmonton (loan)||NASL||2013||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Newport County||League Two||2014–15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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.
After becoming the first choice goalkeeper for Strømmen, Thomas was listed as part of the 23 man roster for a friendly against Ghana, as well as 2018 World Cup Qualifiers against Honduras and El Salvador.
- "40-Player National Team Roster: 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup: Canada" (PDF). CONCACAF. p. 2. Retrieved May 20, 2019 – via Bernews.
-  Archived September 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
- "USSF Division-2 Pro League". Ussf.demosphere.com. September 11, 2010. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
- Oscar Melander (November 24, 2015). "Canucks Abroad: 2015 review of Norway's Tippeligan". Red Nation Online. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
- Thomas Brown (November 14, 2015). "Canucks Abroad: Canucks Plying Their Trade Abroad Take Starring Roles". Red Nation Online. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
- "Simon Thomas on Twitter". Retrieved November 21, 2015.
- "Simon Thomas signs for Glimt". FK Bodo Glimt Website. Archived from the original on November 22, 2015. Retrieved November 21, 2015.
- Simon Fudge. "Canadian Shot stopper stays on in Norway". goal.com. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
- Cleve Dheenshaw. "Victoria's Simon Thomas quickly climbing soccer ladde". Victoria Times Colonist. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
- "SIMON THOMAS TIL STRØMMEN". July 15, 2018.
- "Kanadisk landslagskeeper Kåffa-klar". Retrieved February 19, 2019.
- "Simon Thomas Klar For Sarpsborg 08". Sarpsborg 08. September 10, 2020.
- "Simon Thomas profile". Soccerway. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
- "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.
- "Canada sets men's roster for friendly vs. Ghana". Sportsnet. Retrieved November 21, 2015.
- "Canada MNT squad selection unveiled in downtown Vancouver". Canada Soccer. Retrieved August 21, 2015.