Player #425

Appearances:

165

Starts:

165

Goals:

76

Seasons:

5

Tommy Thompson
Tommy Thompson

Source: Football card #3 Tommy Thompson issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the Popular 1950s Footballers series, second series.

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Tommy Thompson
Tommy Thompson

Source: Football card #3 Tommy Thompson issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the Popular 1950s Footballers series, second series.

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Tommy Thompson

Position

Forward

From

1950-51

To

1954-55

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Tommy Thompson

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Seasons

Age*

21
22
23
24
25

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

165
33
37
27
35
33

Starts

165
33
37
27
35
33

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

76
11
13
11
21
20

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

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Thomas Thompson

Birth Date

Saturday, 10 November 1928

Birth Place

Fencehouses, Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Newcastle United

From

For

£12,500

On

September 1950

Previous Clubs

Lumley YMCA |
1947-50 Newcastle United |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Preston North End

For

£28,500

On

June 1955

Subsequent Clubs

1955-61 Preston North End |
1961-63 Stoke City |
1963-64 Barrow |

Tommy Thompson
Tommy Thompson

Source: Football card #3 Tommy Thompson issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the Popular 1950s Footballers series, second series.

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Tommy Thompson
Tommy Thompson

Source: Football card #3 Tommy Thompson issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the Popular 1950s Footballers series, second series.

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1950-55 £12.5k, 165 | 76 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Martin |
Eric Houghton |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 23 September 1950

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 23 September 1950

Blackpool (a), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 30 September 1950

Final Appearance

Wednesday, 4 May 1955

Everton (a), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Wednesday, 4 May 1955

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

England

Died

15 September 2015, Aged 86

Tommy Thompson

Player #425 for Aston Villa, Thomas Thompson known as Tommy Thompson, and nicknamed Toucher, played as a forward for the club.

Tommy played for Villa between 1950-51 and 1954-55 making 165 appearances and scoring 76 goals.

Tommy was born in Fencehouses, Houghton-le-Spring on 10 November 1928 and made his debut appearance for Villa on Saturday, 23 September 1950 at the age of 21.

Villa had signed Tommy from Newcastle United for a fee of £12,500 earlier in September 1950 and he went on to play 29 times, scoring 10 goals in his first season with the club.

Tommy’s was reunited with his former manager at Newcastle when George Martin arrived from St James’ Park as a belated replacement for Alec Massie in December 1950.

Tommy was described as “A clever and hardworking player, a first class inside forward, Tommy’s anticipation and perfect ball control control when moving at full speed often caught the opposition off guard and off balance and his good shot often helped him prevail over his foe to good effect. At his best Tommy was capable of winning any match for Villa.”

In his 165 appearances, Tommy scored three hat-tricks and over his 5 seasons he was a regular starter and goalscorer.

Tommy’s most prolific season came in 1953-54 when he scored 21 goals in 31 games.

Tommy’s form for Villa was indebted to the creative prowess of Danny Blanchflower and a dynamic partnership with Johnny Dixon.

Unlike the loyal, influential and legendary Dixon however both Blanchflower and Thompson made moves for pastures new.

Tommy played his final game for Villa on Wednesday, 4 May 1955 aged 26 before moving on to Preston North End for a fee of £28,500.

Tommy had played under Villa managers George Martin and Eric Houghton.

Tommy passed away on 15 September 2015 aged 86.