Alan Thompson

Date of birth22 December 1973
Place of birthNewcastle
NationalityEnglish
Weight85 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionMidfielder

Thompson suffered horrendous injuries in a car crash during his youth team days at Newcastle United but showed remarkable determination and resilience to fulfill his dream of playing for his home town team.

Unfortunately, he was deemed surplus to requirements under Kevin Keegan's revolution but went on to enjoy richly-deserved success at Bolton Wanderers and Celtic.

After a loan spell, Thompson joined Leeds United in August 2007 with a one-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Newcastle United 11 Mar 1991 22 Jul 1993
Bolton Wanderers 22 Jul 1993 12 Jun 1998
Aston Villa 12 Jun 1998 01 Sep 2000
Celtic 01 Sep 2000 31 May 2007
Leeds United 12 Jan 2007 30 May 2007 L
Leeds United 09 Aug 2007 30 Jun 2008
Hartlepool United 22 Jan 2008 22 Feb 2008 L

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1991-92 Newcastle United FA Cup 1
1991-92 Newcastle United League Division Two 12
2
1992-93 Newcastle United League Division 1 1
1
1994-95 Bolton Wanderers League Cup 4
2
1
1995-96 Bolton Wanderers FA Cup 1
1995-96 Bolton Wanderers League Cup 5
1
1995-96 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 23
3
1
8
1996-97 Bolton Wanderers League Cup 4
1
1997-98 Bolton Wanderers FA Cup 1
1
1997-98 Bolton Wanderers League Cup 4
1
1
1997-98 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 33
9
6
1
1998-99 Aston Villa League Cup
1
1
1998-99 Aston Villa Premier League 20
5
2
6
1998-99 Aston Villa UEFA Cup 3
1999-00 Aston Villa FA Cup 1
1999-00 Aston Villa League Cup 3
2
1
1999-00 Aston Villa Premier League 16
5
2
7
2000-01 Aston Villa UEFA Intertoto Cup 1
1
1
1
2000-01 Celtic Scottish FA Cup 6
2000-01 Celtic Scottish League Cup 3
1
2
2000-01 Celtic Scottish Premier League 29
1
3
4
1
2001-02 Celtic Scottish FA Cup 3
1
2
1
2001-02 Celtic Scottish League Cup 1
2001-02 Celtic Scottish Premier League 22
3
6
8
1
2001-02 Celtic UEFA Champions League 4
1
1
1
2001-02 Celtic UEFA Cup
1
2002-03 Celtic Scottish League Cup 1
1
2002-03 Celtic Scottish Premier League 15
3
1
5
2002-03 Celtic UEFA Cup 6
2
3
2
2003-04 Celtic UEFA Champions League 3
1
1
2003-04 Celtic UEFA Cup 3
1
1
2004-05 Celtic Scottish Premier League 32
7
5
1
2004-05 Celtic UEFA Champions League 5
1
2006-07 Leeds United League Championship 9
2
2
3
2007-08 Hartlepool United League One 7
1
1
2007-08 Leeds United Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
1
2007-08 Leeds United League One 9
4
3
4


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
02 Nov 1991 Swindon Town v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division Two
06 Nov 1991 Newcastle United v Cambridge United D 1-1 League Division Two
09 Nov 1991 Newcastle United v Grimsby Town W 2-0 League Division Two
17 Nov 1991 Sunderland v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division Two
20 Nov 1991 Newcastle United v Southend United W 3-2 League Division Two
23 Nov 1991 Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 League Division Two
30 Nov 1991 Barnsley v Newcastle United L 3-0 League Division Two
28 Dec 1991 Newcastle United v Bristol Rovers W 2-1 League Division Two
01 Jan 1992 Southend United v Newcastle United L 4-0 League Division Two
11 Jan 1992 Watford v Newcastle United D 2-2 League Division Two
18 Jan 1992 Newcastle United v Charlton Athletic L 3-4 League Division Two
22 Jan 1992 Newcastle United v AFC Bournemouth L 2-2 (3-4) FA Cup 3rd round replay
10 Mar 1992 Cambridge United v Newcastle United W 0-2 League Division Two
14 Mar 1992 Newcastle United v Swindon Town W 3-1 League Division Two
20 Apr 1992 Derby County v Newcastle United L 4-1 League Division Two
12 Sep 1992 Newcastle United v Portsmouth W 3-1 League Division 1
28 Nov 1992 Newcastle United v Cambridge United W 4-1 League Division 1


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1991-92 England UEFA Under-18 1
1
1992-93 England UEFA Under-18 2
1
1
1992-93 England Under-19 1
1992-93 England World Youth Cup 4
1994-95 England UEFA Under-21 1
1995-96 England UEFA Under-21 1
1
2003-04 England International Friendly 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
12 Sep 1991 England v Iceland W 2-1 UEFA Under 18 Group 5
20 Jul 1992 England v Poland W 6-1 UEFA Under 18 Quarter-final
22 Jul 1992 Portugal v England D 1-1 UEFA Under 18 Semi-final
16 Feb 1993 England v Denmark L 0-1 U19
07 Mar 1993 Korea Republic v England D 1-1 World Youth Cup Group C
11 Mar 1993 England v Turkey W 1-0 World Youth Cup Group C
17 Mar 1993 Ghana v England L 2-1 World Youth Cup Semi-final
20 Mar 1993 Australia v England W 1-2 World Youth Cup
07 Jun 1995 England v Latvia W 4-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
02 Sep 1995 Portugal v England L 2-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
31 Mar 2004 Sweden v England L 1-0 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.