Michael Thomas

Date of birth24 August 1967
Place of birthLambeth
NationalityEnglish
Weight78 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionMidfielder

26 May 1989 is the red letter day in Michael's career as that was the day he scored the title-winning goal at Liverpool for which he will be forever remembered. A hard-tackling and strong-running midfield player a few eyebrows were raised when he moved to Anfield, but he helped the club win the FA Cup in 1992, scoring the first goal. He moved on to Benfica in 1998.

This vastly experienced player returned from Portugal to join Wimbledon during the 2000 close season but after featuring on a number of occasions in the early part of the campaign he fell out of contention and dropped back into the reserves. A hard-tackling and strong-running midfield player.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Arsenal 31 Dec 1984 16 Dec 1991
Portsmouth 30 Dec 1986 29 Jan 1987 L
Liverpool 16 Dec 1991 17 Jul 1998
Middlesbrough 03 Feb 1998 27 Mar 1998 L
Benfica 17 Jul 1998 11 Aug 2000
Wimbledon 11 Aug 2000 30 Jun 2001

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1986-87 Arsenal FA Cup
2
1986-87 Arsenal League Cup 2
2
1986-87 Arsenal League Division One 12
1987-88 Arsenal FA Cup 2
1987-88 Arsenal League Cup 7
2
1987-88 Arsenal League Division One 36
1
9
1988-89 Arsenal FA Cup 2
1988-89 Arsenal League Cup 5
1988-89 Arsenal League Division One 33
4
7
1989-90 Arsenal FA Charity Shield 1
1989-90 Arsenal FA Cup 2
1
1989-90 Arsenal League Cup 4
3
1989-90 Arsenal League Division One 35
1
5
1990-91 Arsenal FA Cup 8
1
1990-91 Arsenal League Division One 27
4
2
1990-91 Arsenal Rumbelows League Cup 2
1991-92 Arsenal European Cup 1
1
1991-92 Arsenal League Cup 2
1991-92 Arsenal League Division One 6
4
1
1991-92 Liverpool FA Cup 5
2
1991-92 Liverpool League Division One 16
1
3
1992-93 Liverpool FA Cup 2
1992-93 Liverpool League Cup 1
1992-93 Liverpool Premier League 6
2
1
1992-93 Liverpool UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 2
1993-94 Liverpool Premier League 1
6
1994-95 Liverpool FA Cup 2
1
1994-95 Liverpool League Cup 1
2
1994-95 Liverpool Premier League 16
7
2
1995-96 Liverpool FA Cup 5
1
1995-96 Liverpool League Cup
1
1
1995-96 Liverpool Premier League 18
9
1
3
1995-96 Liverpool UEFA Cup 2
1
1996-97 Liverpool FA Cup 1
1
1996-97 Liverpool League Cup 4
1996-97 Liverpool Premier League 29
2
3
5
1996-97 Liverpool UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 5
1
1997-98 Liverpool League Cup 1
1997-98 Liverpool Premier League 10
1
1
3
1997-98 Liverpool UEFA Cup 1
2000-01 Wimbledon League Cup 1
2000-01 Wimbledon League Division 1 5
3
3


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
08 Feb 1987 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-1 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
14 Feb 1987 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
21 Feb 1987 Arsenal v Barnsley W 2-0 FA Cup 5th round
25 Feb 1987 Oxford United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
01 Mar 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 1-2
Agg: 2-2
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
04 Mar 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 1-2 League Cup Semi-final replay
07 Mar 1987 Chelsea v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
10 Mar 1987 Arsenal v Liverpool L 0-1 League Division One
14 Mar 1987 Arsenal v Watford L 1-3 FA Cup Quarter-final
17 Mar 1987 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest D 0-0 League Division One
21 Mar 1987 Watford v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
05 Apr 1987 Arsenal v Liverpool W 2-1 League Cup Final
08 Apr 1987 West Ham United v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
14 Apr 1987 Arsenal v Newcastle United L 0-1 League Division One
25 Apr 1987 Manchester City v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
02 May 1987 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 2-1 League Division One
04 May 1987 Queens Park Rangers v Arsenal W 1-4 League Division One
09 May 1987 Arsenal v Norwich City L 1-2 League Division One
15 Aug 1987 Arsenal v Liverpool L 1-2 League Division One
19 Aug 1987 Manchester United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
22 Aug 1987 Queens Park Rangers v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
29 Aug 1987 Arsenal v Portsmouth W 6-0 League Division One
31 Aug 1987 Luton Town v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
12 Sep 1987 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
19 Sep 1987 Arsenal v Wimbledon W 3-0 League Division One
23 Sep 1987 Doncaster Rovers v Arsenal W 0-3 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
26 Sep 1987 Arsenal v West Ham United W 1-0 League Division One
03 Oct 1987 Charlton Athletic v Arsenal W 0-3 League Division One
06 Oct 1987 Arsenal v Doncaster Rovers W 1-0
Agg: 4-0
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
10 Oct 1987 Arsenal v Oxford United W 2-0 League Division One
18 Oct 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
24 Oct 1987 Arsenal v Derby County W 2-1 League Division One
27 Oct 1987 Arsenal v AFC Bournemouth W 3-0 League Cup 3rd round
31 Oct 1987 Newcastle United v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
03 Nov 1987 Arsenal v Chelsea W 3-1 League Division One
14 Nov 1987 Norwich City v Arsenal W 2-4 League Division One
17 Nov 1987 Arsenal v Stoke City W 3-0 League Cup 4th round
21 Nov 1987 Arsenal v Southampton L 0-1 League Division One
28 Nov 1987 Watford v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
05 Dec 1987 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday W 3-1 League Division One
13 Dec 1987 Coventry City v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
19 Dec 1987 Arsenal v Everton D 1-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1987 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest L 0-2 League Division One
28 Dec 1987 Wimbledon v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
01 Jan 1988 Portsmouth v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
16 Jan 1988 Liverpool v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
24 Jan 1988 Arsenal v Manchester United L 1-2 League Division One
07 Feb 1988 Everton v Arsenal W 0-1 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
13 Feb 1988 Arsenal v Luton Town W 2-1 League Division One
20 Feb 1988 Arsenal v Manchester United W 2-1 FA Cup 5th round
24 Feb 1988 Arsenal v Everton W 3-1
Agg: 4-1
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
27 Feb 1988 Arsenal v Charlton Athletic W 4-0 League Division One
06 Mar 1988 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-1 League Division One
12 Mar 1988 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest L 1-2 FA Cup Quarter-final
19 Mar 1988 Arsenal v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
26 Mar 1988 Derby County v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
30 Mar 1988 Oxford United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
09 Apr 1988 Southampton v Arsenal L 4-2 League Division One
12 Apr 1988 West Ham United v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
15 Apr 1988 Arsenal v Watford L 0-1 League Division One
24 Apr 1988 Arsenal v Luton Town L 2-3 League Cup Final
30 Apr 1988 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal D 3-3 League Division One
02 May 1988 Arsenal v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division One
07 May 1988 Everton v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
27 Aug 1988 Wimbledon v Arsenal W 1-5 League Division One
03 Sep 1988 Arsenal v Aston Villa L 2-3 League Division One
10 Sep 1988 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 2-3 League Division One
17 Sep 1988 Arsenal v Southampton D 2-2 League Division One
24 Sep 1988 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
28 Sep 1988 Hull City v Arsenal W 1-2 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
01 Oct 1988 West Ham United v Arsenal W 1-4 League Division One
12 Oct 1988 Arsenal v Hull City W 3-0
Agg: 5-1
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
22 Oct 1988 Arsenal v Queens Park Rangers W 2-1 League Division One
25 Oct 1988 Luton Town v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
29 Oct 1988 Arsenal v Coventry City W 2-0 League Division One
02 Nov 1988 Liverpool v Arsenal D 1-1 League Cup 3rd round
06 Nov 1988 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal W 1-4 League Division One
09 Nov 1988 Arsenal v Liverpool D 0-0 League Cup 3rd round replay
12 Nov 1988 Newcastle United v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
19 Nov 1988 Arsenal v Middlesbrough W 3-0 League Division One
23 Nov 1988 Arsenal v Liverpool L 1-2 League Cup 3rd round 2nd replay
26 Nov 1988 Derby County v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
04 Dec 1988 Arsenal v Liverpool D 1-1 League Division One
10 Dec 1988 Norwich City v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
17 Dec 1988 Arsenal v Manchester United W 2-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1988 Charlton Athletic v Arsenal W 2-3 League Division One
31 Dec 1988 Aston Villa v Arsenal W 0-3 League Division One
02 Jan 1989 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-0 League Division One
08 Jan 1989 West Ham United v Arsenal D 2-2 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 1989 Arsenal v West Ham United L 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round replay
14 Jan 1989 Everton v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
21 Jan 1989 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 League Division One
04 Feb 1989 Arsenal v West Ham United W 2-1 League Division One
11 Feb 1989 Millwall v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
18 Feb 1989 Queens Park Rangers v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
21 Feb 1989 Coventry City v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
25 Feb 1989 Arsenal v Luton Town W 2-0 League Division One
28 Feb 1989 Arsenal v Millwall D 0-0 League Division One
11 Mar 1989 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest L 1-3 League Division One
21 Mar 1989 Arsenal v Charlton Athletic D 2-2 League Division One
02 Apr 1989 Manchester United v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
08 Apr 1989 Arsenal v Everton W 2-0 League Division One
15 Apr 1989 Arsenal v Newcastle United W 1-0 League Division One
01 May 1989 Arsenal v Norwich City W 5-0 League Division One
06 May 1989 Middlesbrough v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
13 May 1989 Arsenal v Derby County L 1-2 League Division One
17 May 1989 Arsenal v Wimbledon D 2-2 League Division One
26 May 1989 Liverpool v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
12 Aug 1989 Liverpool v Arsenal L 1-0 FA Charity Shield
19 Aug 1989 Manchester United v Arsenal L 4-1 League Division One
22 Aug 1989 Arsenal v Coventry City W 2-0 League Division One
26 Aug 1989 Arsenal v Wimbledon D 0-0 League Division One
09 Sep 1989 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday W 5-0 League Division One
16 Sep 1989 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
19 Sep 1989 Arsenal v Plymouth Argyle W 2-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 1989 Arsenal v Charlton Athletic W 1-0 League Division One
30 Sep 1989 Chelsea v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
03 Oct 1989 Plymouth Argyle v Arsenal W 1-6
Agg: 1-8
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
14 Oct 1989 Arsenal v Manchester City W 4-0 League Division One
18 Oct 1989 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
21 Oct 1989 Everton v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
25 Oct 1989 Arsenal v Liverpool W 1-0 League Cup 3rd round
28 Oct 1989 Arsenal v Derby County D 1-1 League Division One
04 Nov 1989 Arsenal v Norwich City W 4-3 League Division One
11 Nov 1989 Millwall v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
18 Nov 1989 Arsenal v Queens Park Rangers W 3-0 League Division One
22 Nov 1989 Oldham Athletic v Arsenal L 3-1 League Cup 4th round
26 Nov 1989 Liverpool v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
03 Dec 1989 Arsenal v Manchester United W 1-0 League Division One
09 Dec 1989 Coventry City v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
16 Dec 1989 Arsenal v Luton Town W 3-2 League Division One
26 Dec 1989 Southampton v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
30 Dec 1989 Aston Villa v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
01 Jan 1990 Arsenal v Crystal Palace W 4-1 League Division One
06 Jan 1990 Stoke City v Arsenal W 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
20 Jan 1990 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 League Division One
27 Jan 1990 Arsenal v Queens Park Rangers D 0-0 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 1990 Queens Park Rangers v Arsenal L 2-0 FA Cup 4th round replay
27 Feb 1990 Charlton Athletic v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
03 Mar 1990 Queens Park Rangers v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
07 Mar 1990 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest W 3-0 League Division One
10 Mar 1990 Manchester City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
17 Mar 1990 Arsenal v Chelsea L 0-1 League Division One
24 Mar 1990 Derby County v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
31 Mar 1990 Arsenal v Everton W 1-0 League Division One
11 Apr 1990 Arsenal v Aston Villa L 0-1 League Division One
14 Apr 1990 Crystal Palace v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
18 Apr 1990 Arsenal v Liverpool D 1-1 League Division One
21 Apr 1990 Luton Town v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
28 Apr 1990 Arsenal v Millwall W 2-0 League Division One
02 May 1990 Arsenal v Southampton W 2-1 League Division One
05 May 1990 Norwich City v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
25 Aug 1990 Wimbledon v Arsenal W 0-3 League Division One
29 Aug 1990 Arsenal v Luton Town W 2-1 League Division One
01 Sep 1990 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 League Division One
08 Sep 1990 Everton v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
15 Sep 1990 Arsenal v Chelsea W 4-1 League Division One
22 Sep 1990 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
20 Oct 1990 Manchester United v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
27 Oct 1990 Arsenal v Sunderland W 1-0 League Division One
30 Oct 1990 Manchester City v Arsenal W 1-2 League Cup 3rd round
03 Nov 1990 Coventry City v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
10 Nov 1990 Crystal Palace v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
17 Nov 1990 Arsenal v Southampton W 4-0 League Division One
24 Nov 1990 Queens Park Rangers v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
28 Nov 1990 Arsenal v Manchester United L 2-6 League Cup 4th round
02 Dec 1990 Arsenal v Liverpool W 3-0 League Division One
08 Dec 1990 Luton Town v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
15 Dec 1990 Arsenal v Wimbledon D 2-2 League Division One
23 Dec 1990 Aston Villa v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
26 Dec 1990 Arsenal v Derby County W 3-0 League Division One
29 Dec 1990 Arsenal v Sheffield United W 4-1 League Division One
01 Jan 1991 Manchester City v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
05 Jan 1991 Arsenal v Sunderland W 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Jan 1991 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
19 Jan 1991 Arsenal v Everton W 1-0 League Division One
27 Jan 1991 Arsenal v Leeds United D 0-0 FA Cup 4th round
30 Jan 1991 Leeds United v Arsenal D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round replay
02 Feb 1991 Chelsea v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
13 Feb 1991 Arsenal v Leeds United D 0-0 FA Cup 4th round 2nd replay
16 Feb 1991 Leeds United v Arsenal W 1-2 FA Cup 4th round 3rd replay
23 Feb 1991 Arsenal v Crystal Palace W 4-0 League Division One
27 Feb 1991 Shrewsbury Town v Arsenal W 0-1 FA Cup 5th round
03 Mar 1991 Liverpool v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
09 Mar 1991 Arsenal v Cambridge United W 2-1 FA Cup Quarter-final
17 Mar 1991 Arsenal v Leeds United W 2-0 League Division One
20 Mar 1991 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division One
03 Apr 1991 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 5-0 League Division One
06 Apr 1991 Sheffield United v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
09 Apr 1991 Southampton v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
14 Apr 1991 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 3-1 FA Cup Semi-final
17 Apr 1991 Arsenal v Manchester City D 2-2 League Division One
06 May 1991 Arsenal v Manchester United W 3-1 League Division One
24 Aug 1991 Aston Villa v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
27 Aug 1991 Arsenal v Luton Town W 2-0 League Division One
31 Aug 1991 Arsenal v Manchester City W 2-1 League Division One
03 Sep 1991 Leeds United v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
07 Sep 1991 Arsenal v Coventry City L 1-2 League Division One
14 Sep 1991 Crystal Palace v Arsenal W 1-4 League Division One
21 Sep 1991 Arsenal v Sheffield United W 5-2 League Division One
25 Sep 1991 Leicester City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
28 Sep 1991 Southampton v Arsenal W 0-4 League Division One
02 Oct 1991 Austria Wien v Arsenal L 1-0
Agg: 2-6
European Cup 1st round 2nd leg
05 Oct 1991 Arsenal v Chelsea W 3-2 League Division One
08 Oct 1991 Arsenal v Leicester City W 2-0
Agg: 3-1
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
23 Oct 1991 Benfica v Arsenal D 1-1 European Cup 2nd round 1st leg
02 Nov 1991 Arsenal v West Ham United L 0-1 League Division One


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
1987-88 England A v B 1
1987-88 England Toulon Under-21 4
2
1987-88 England UEFA Under-21 3
1988-89 England International Friendly 1
1988-89 England UEFA Under-21 3
1
1988-89 England Under-21 1
1989-90 England B International 1
1
1989-90 England International Friendly 1
1989-90 England UEFA Under-21 1
1990-91 England A v B
1
1990-91 England B International 1
1991-92 England B International 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
14 Oct 1987 Malta v England W 0-2 A v B
10 Nov 1987 Yugoslavia v England W 1-5 UEFA Under-21 Group 4
16 Feb 1988 Scotland v England W 0-1 UEFA Under-21 Quarter-final
27 Apr 1988 England v France D 2-2 UEFA Under-21 Semi-final
05 Jun 1988 England v Mexico W 2-1 Toulon Under-21 Group A
07 Jun 1988 England v USSR W 1-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
09 Jun 1988 England v Morocco W 1-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
12 Jun 1988 France v England L 4-2 Toulon Under-21 Final
16 Nov 1988 Saudi Arabia v England D 1-1 International Friendly
07 Feb 1989 Greece v England L 1-0 Under-21
07 Mar 1989 Albania v England W 1-2 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
25 Apr 1989 England v Albania W 2-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
02 Jun 1989 England v Poland W 2-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
05 Sep 1989 Sweden v England L 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
14 Nov 1989 England v Italy D 1-1 B INTER
13 Dec 1989 England v Yugoslavia W 2-1 International Friendly
24 Apr 1990 England v Czechoslovakia W 2-0 B INTER
11 Dec 1990 Algeria v England D 0-0 A v B
05 Feb 1991 Wales v England W 0-1 B INTER
24 Mar 1992 Czechoslovakia v England W 0-1 B INTER


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