Steven Thomson

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Steven Thomson
Personal information
Full name Steven John Thomson[1]
Date of birth (1978-01-23) 23 January 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Central Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Dover Athletic
Youth career
?–1994 Crystal Palace
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2003 Crystal Palace 105 (1)
2003–2005 Peterborough United 66 (3)
2005–2008 Falkirk 72 (4)
2008 Brighton & Hove Albion 37 (0)
2009–2012 St Mirren 88 (10)
2012– Dover Athletic 12 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:37, 20 November 2012.

Steven John Thomson (born 23 January 1978) is a Scottish footballer who plays for Conference South side Dover Athletic.

Club career[edit]

Thomson, a midfielder, previously played for English clubs Crystal Palace, Peterborough United, Brighton & Hove Albion and Scottish team Falkirk where he later became the club captain.[citation needed]

Thomson scored four goals during his spell at Palace. His first strike came against Leicester City in the League Cup in September 1999.[2] The following season, Palace drew Leicester in the League Cup again, and this time Palace emerged victorious 3–0 against the Premier League side and League Cup holders. Thomson will be especially remembered by Crystal Palace fans for the stunning strike he scored in this game.[3] Later that season he scored against Sunderland in the FA Cup[4] before finally scoring his first and only league goal for Palace against Wolverhampton Wanderers in September 2002.[5]

He joined Brighton & Hove Albion on 14 January 2008,[6] making his debut in the 1–1 draw with Huddersfield Town.[citation needed] Thomson left Brighton a year later for 'family reasons' and moved back to Scotland, signing a two-and-a-half year contract with SPL side St Mirren.[7]

Steven scored his first goal for St Mirren in the 2–0 away win against Motherwell in April 2009.[8] Thomson scored two goals as St Mirren thrashed Celtic 4–0 on 24 March 2010.[9]

At the close of the 2011–12 season Thomson and his family moved south and relocated to Essex to concentrate on a career away from full-time football. He linked up with former Brighton team mate Nicky Forster now manager of Dover Athletic during pre season and signed for the club.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. p. 407. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "Leicester 4 Crystal Palace 2 (Agg: 7-5)". Sporting Life. 2 September 1999. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Leicester 0-3 Crystal Palace". BBC Sport. 1 November 2000. Retrieved 6 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Phillips spoils Palace coup". BBC. 17 January 2001. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "C Palace 4-2 Wolves". BBC. 14 September 2002. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Brighton sign Falkirk star". BBC Sport. 14 January 2008. 
  7. ^ "Buddies to bag Brighton's Thomson". BBC Sport. 30 December 2008. 
  8. ^ Moffat, Colin (18 April 2009). "Motherwell 0–2 St Mirren". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 February 2011. 
  9. ^ Conaghan, Martin (24 March 2010). "St Mirren 4–0 Celtic". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 February 2011. 

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