Simon Thomas (soccer)

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Simon Thomas
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Personal information
Full name Simon Thomas
Date of birth (1990-04-12) April 12, 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Bodø/Glimt
Number 1
Youth career
2006–2007 Metro Victoria United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Whitecaps Residency 13 (0)
2008–2010 Vancouver Whitecaps 1 (0)
2009 Whitecaps Residency (loan) 6 (0)
2011–2012 Huddersfield Town 0 (0)
2013 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0 (0)
2013 Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23 (loan) 6 (0)
2013 FC Edmonton (loan) 0 (0)
2014 Newport County 0 (0)
2015 Strømmen 28 (0)
2015– Bodø/Glimt 2 (0)
National team
2013– Canada 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 29, 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 3, 2016

Simon Thomas (born April 12, 1990) is a Canadian soccer goalkeeper who currently plays for Bodø/Glimt in the Tippeligaen.

Thomas in 2009.

Club career[edit]

Youth and amateur[edit]

Thomas attended Oak Bay High School and played club soccer for the Victoria United U-18 Metro team before joining the Vancouver Whitecaps residency program.

Professional[edit]

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.[1] 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.

Thomas made his professional debut on September 11, 2010[2] against Crystal Palace Baltimore, coming on as a late substitute for Jay Nolly.

Huddersfield Town[edit]

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.

Newport County[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Bodø/Glimt[edit]

In November 2015 Thomas joined Tippeligaen club Bodø/Glimt on a three-year deal.[3][4]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 29 May 2016
Season Club Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2015 Strømmen OBOS-ligaen 28 0 4 0 32 0
2016 Bodø/Glimt Tippeligaen 2 0 2 0 4 0
Career Total 30 0 6 0 36 0

International career[edit]

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.[5]

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.[6] 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.[7]

After becoming the first choice goalkeeper for Strømmen, Thomas was listed as part of the 23 man roster for a friendly against Ghana,[8] as well as 2018 World Cup Qualifiers against Honduras and El Salvador.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Archived September 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "USSF Division-2 Pro League". Ussf.demosphere.com. September 11, 2010. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Simon Thomas on Twitter". Retrieved November 21, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Simon Thomas signs for Glimt". FK Bodo Glimt Website. Retrieved November 21, 2015. 
  5. ^ http://www.htafc.com/page/NewsDetail/0,,10312~2642592,00.html?
  6. ^ "Inexperienced Canada overpowered by Denmark". Canada Soccer Association. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Canada Finalize roster for Gold Cup, announces friendly". Canada Soccer. Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Canada sets men's roster for friendly vs. Ghana". Sportsnet. Retrieved November 21, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Canada MNT squad selection unveiled in downtown Vancouver". Canada Soccer. Retrieved August 21, 2015. 

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