Geoff Thomas

Date of birth05 August 1964
Place of birthManchester
NationalityEnglish
Weight84 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionMidfielder

Although still involved on the playing side at Barnsley in 2000-01, Geoff was given the job of coaching the reserve team from the start of the season.

Despite being used almost exclusively as a substitute he continued to do a decent job for the team, coming on to provide extra backbone to the midfield.

However he reverted to his former role as a player under new boss Nigel Spackman, receiving limited opportunities before moving on to Notts County on a short-term contract at the beginning of March.

Required to help resolve an injury crisis at Meadow Lane, he approached the task in his usual wholehearted fashion but nevertheless he was released by the Magpies at the end of the campaign.

Geoff started his career at Littleborough before joining Crewe Alexandra.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Rochdale 13 Aug 1982 22 Mar 1984
Crewe Alexandra 22 Mar 1984 08 Jun 1987
Crystal Palace 08 Jun 1987 18 Jun 1993
Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 Jun 1993 18 Jul 1997
Nottingham Forest 18 Jul 1997 01 Jul 1999
Barnsley 01 Jul 1999 01 Mar 2001
Notts County 01 Mar 2001 30 Jun 2001
Crewe Alexandra 03 Aug 2001 30 Jun 2002

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1989-90 Crystal Palace FA Cup 3
1989-90 Crystal Palace League Division One 2
1992-93 Crystal Palace League Cup 2
1992-93 Crystal Palace Premier League 28
1
2
3
1994-95 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Cup 1
1998-99 Nottingham Forest Premier League 5
1
1
1999-00 Barnsley FA Cup 1
2000-01 Barnsley League Cup
2
2000-01 Barnsley League Division 1 1
10
2
2000-01 Notts County League Division 2 8
1
2001-02 Crewe Alexandra FA Cup 1
1
1
1
2001-02 Crewe Alexandra League Cup 1
2001-02 Crewe Alexandra League Division 1 8
6
2
2


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
12 Sep 1989 Liverpool v Crystal Palace L 9-0 League Division One
20 Jan 1990 Crystal Palace v Liverpool L 0-2 League Division One
08 Apr 1990 Crystal Palace v Liverpool W 4-3 FA Cup Semi-final
12 May 1990 Manchester United v Crystal Palace D 3-3 FA Cup Final
17 May 1990 Manchester United v Crystal Palace L 1-0 FA Cup Final replay
15 Aug 1992 Crystal Palace v Blackburn Rovers D 3-3 Premier League
19 Aug 1992 Oldham Athletic v Crystal Palace D 1-1 Premier League
22 Aug 1992 Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace D 2-2 Premier League
25 Aug 1992 Crystal Palace v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 Premier League
29 Aug 1992 Crystal Palace v Norwich City L 1-2 Premier League
02 Sep 1992 Manchester United v Crystal Palace L 1-0 Premier League
05 Sep 1992 Aston Villa v Crystal Palace L 3-0 Premier League
12 Sep 1992 Crystal Palace v Oldham Athletic D 2-2 Premier League
02 Nov 1992 Crystal Palace v Arsenal L 1-2 Premier League
20 Dec 1992 Crystal Palace v Leeds United W 1-0 Premier League
26 Dec 1992 Crystal Palace v Wimbledon W 2-0 Premier League
28 Dec 1992 Middlesbrough v Crystal Palace W 0-1 Premier League
09 Jan 1993 Crystal Palace v Everton L 0-2 Premier League
16 Jan 1993 Southampton v Crystal Palace L 1-0 Premier League
27 Jan 1993 Norwich City v Crystal Palace L 4-2 Premier League
30 Jan 1993 Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-3 Premier League
07 Feb 1993 Crystal Palace v Arsenal L 1-3 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
10 Feb 1993 Crystal Palace v Aston Villa W 1-0 Premier League
27 Feb 1993 Crystal Palace v Coventry City D 0-0 Premier League
03 Mar 1993 Nottingham Forest v Crystal Palace D 1-1 Premier League
10 Mar 1993 Arsenal v Crystal Palace L 2-0
Agg: 5-1
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
15 Mar 1993 Crystal Palace v Chelsea D 1-1 Premier League
20 Mar 1993 Sheffield United v Crystal Palace W 0-1 Premier League
23 Mar 1993 Crystal Palace v Liverpool D 1-1 Premier League
03 Apr 1993 Crystal Palace v Queens Park Rangers D 1-1 Premier League
09 Apr 1993 Wimbledon v Crystal Palace L 4-0 Premier League
12 Apr 1993 Crystal Palace v Middlesbrough W 4-1 Premier League
17 Apr 1993 Leeds United v Crystal Palace D 0-0 Premier League
01 May 1993 Crystal Palace v Ipswich Town W 3-1 Premier League
05 May 1993 Manchester City v Crystal Palace D 0-0 Premier League
08 May 1993 Arsenal v Crystal Palace L 3-0 Premier League


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
1990-91 England A v B 1
1990-91 England B International
1
1990-91 England England Challenge Cup 2
1990-91 England International Friendly 4
1990-91 England UEFA European Championship 1
1991-92 England B International 1
1991-92 England International Friendly 1
1991-92 England UEFA European Championship 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
11 Dec 1990 Algeria v England D 0-0 A v B
05 Feb 1991 Wales v England W 0-1 B INTER
01 May 1991 Turkey v England W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
21 May 1991 England v USSR W 3-1 England Chall Cup
25 May 1991 England v Argentina D 2-2 England Chall Cup
01 Jun 1991 Australia v England W 0-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 1991 New Zealand v England W 0-1 International Friendly
08 Jun 1991 New Zealand v England W 0-2 International Friendly
12 Jun 1991 Malaysia v England W 2-4 International Friendly
13 Nov 1991 Poland v England D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
19 Feb 1992 England v France W 2-0 International Friendly
28 Apr 1992 C.I.S. v England D 1-1 B INTER


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