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Thompson: Nigel

1984-1988 (Player Details)


Born: Leeds: 01-03-1967

Debut v Swansea City (a): 07-05-1984

5’7” 10st 12lb (1982)

Thompson, a left-sided midfielder or full-back, joined Leeds from Lawnswood High School after playing for Leeds City Boys and West Yorkshire Boys and being a member of the England Under-Eighteen squad. He turned professional in December 1984, having already made his first-team debut at centre-half in the penulimate game of the 1983-84 season at Swansea City. It was almost two seasons before he was next called up for first team duty at left back in the Christmas fixture with Brighton and Hove Albion in the 1985-86 season. His remaining League games were in the 1986-87 season, at right midfield and once at left-back. In August 1986 he began a spell on loan at Rochdale, where he made five League appearances, including two as a substitute, before joining Chesterfield in March 1988 for £10,000. A bad knee injury saw his League career ended during the 1989-90 season. At Saltergate he scored once and started eighteen League games and a further two from the bench. He then played for Colne Dynamoes, Gainsborough Trinity, Alfreton Town and Goole Town. After retiring from football he became a postman in Leeds.

League 6/10
League Cup 2 0
Full Members’ Cup 1/1 0