Born: Loanhead Nr Edinburgh: 14-04-1916
Debut: Everton (h): 17-10-1936
5’10” 11st 6lb (1934)
Thomson was picked up by Leeds as an eighteen-year-old from Loanhead Steelworks in
September 1934. He made a scoring debut and looked set for a long run in the first team.
However, the purchase of George Ainsley pushed him out of the limelight and he moved to
Grimsby Town in February 1939. He had not made a senior appearance for the Mariners before
the Second World War broke out. After the War he joined Non-League Worcester City and then
Hereford United before moving back north to join York City in November 1948 but did not play
a League game with the Minstermen. He died at Haymarket in Edinburgh in 1976.