Bill Thompson / Centre Half

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Name Bill Thompson
Date of Birth Wed Aug 10, 1921
Place of Birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 5ft 11in (180cm)
Weight 11st 0 lbs (69kg)
Playing Position Centre Half
Date Joined Tue Mar 19, 1946
From Carnoustie Panmure
Transfer Fee Paid
Date Left Wed Jan 28, 1953
To Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic
Transfer Fee Received
Debut 30/04/1949 - Huddersfield Town (h)
Last Appearance 13/01/1953 - Burnley (a) (FAC)
League Appearances 40
League Goals 2
FA Cup Appearances 2
FA Cup Goals
League Cup Appearances
League Cup Goals
War Time League Appearances
War Time League Goals
War Time Cup Appearances
War Time Cup Goals
Other Appearances 1
Other Goals
Honours 1949 Charity Shield
International None
International Appearances (with Portsmouth)
International Goals
Date of Death Fri Dec 26, 1986
Place of Death Portsmouth
Biography Bill made only 12 appearances spread across the two championship seasons but etched his name into Pompey folklore with the two goals he scored at Fratton Park against Aston Villa as a makeshift centre forward on 6 May 1950, the first after just 20 seconds, to clinch the championship for the second time. After a spell at Bournemouth, he went into management at Worcester City and Exeter City before returning to Fratton Park as caretaker manager in 1961 following the dismissal of Freddie Cox. Coaching spells abroad followed before retirement.
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