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Phil Thompson

Liverpool FC

42 appearances, 1 goal, 1 own goal

P 42 W 29 D 5 L 8 F 79: A 32
*(actual F x: A x)
75% successful

1976-82

disciplined: none
captaincies:
six
minutes played:
3714

Profile

Full name Philip Bernard Thompson (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 21 January 1954 at 69 Ling Street in Kensington, Liverpool, Lancashire [registered in Liverpool South, March 1954]. The third of seven children to Owen and June.
Attended Rushey Hey Junior and Brookfield Secondary schools
Married to Margaret M. Ireland [registered in Knowsley, June 1981].
Height/Weight 6' 0", 11st. 8lbs [1980].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies Stand Up Pinocchio - Phil Thompson and Ken Rogers (Trinity Mirror Sports Media, September 2006)
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Began his football career playing with Kirkby Boys, and St. Joseph's FC, a Sunday League team. After training with Everton FC, he signed as a Liverpool apprentice on 29 August 1969. He signed professional forms on 22 January 1971. Awarded the captaincy in April 1979 until January 1982. He retired in May 1985.
Club honours FA Charity Shield runners-up 1971, 1983, 1984, shared 1974, 1977, winners 1976, 1979, 1980, 1982; FA Youth Cup runners-up 1971-72; Football League Division One Champions 1972-73, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1978-79 (captain), 1979-80 (captain), 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, runners-up 1973-74, 1974-75, 1977-78, 1984-85; UEFA Cup winners 1972-73, 1975-76; FA Cup winners 1973-74, runners-up 1976-77; European Champions Cup winners 1976-77, 1977-78, 1980-81 (captain), 1983-84, runners-up 1984-85; European Super Cup winners 1977, runners-up 1978, 1984; Football League Cup runners-up 1977-78, winners 1980-81 (captain), 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84; Inter-continental Cup runners-up 1981, 1984;
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Managerial Career

Club(s) Began his coaching career when he hung up his boots at Liverpool FC as the teams reserve team manager in 1986, remaining until 1992. Employed as assistant manager from November 1998 until June 2004, during which time, between October 2001 and March 2002, he acted as the club's caretaker manager.

England Career

Player number One of six who became the 910th players (912) to appear for England.
Position(s) Central defender
First match No. 497, 24 March 1976, Wales 1 England 2, a Welsh FA centenary celebration match at Racecourse Ground, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 22 years 63 days.
Last match No. 572, 17 November 1982, Greece 0 England 3, a European Championship qualification match at Kaftanzoglio Stadio, Saranta Ekklisies, Thessalonica, aged 28 years 300 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1982; European Championship Finals 1980; British Championships 1975-76, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1981-82;
Team honours British Championships winners 1978-79, 1981-82;
Individual honours England B (one appearance), England U23 (two appearances), England Youth
Distinctions x

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

Phil Thompson - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- 42 31 40 2 0 3714 1 3714 min 0 six none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Phil Thompson - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 12 11 0 1 26 5 +21 0 8 2.167 0.417 91.7 +10
Away 22 13 3 6 41 21 +20 3 10 1.864 0.955 65.9 +7
Neutral 8 5 2 1 12 6 +6 2 3 1.50 0.75 75.0 +4
All 42 29 5 8 79 32 +47 5 20 1.881 0.762 75.0 +21

 

Phil Thompson - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 35 25 3 7 62 25 +37 3 17 1.771 0.714 75.7 +18
Red 7 4 2 1 17 7 +10 2 3 2.429 1.00 71.4 +3
All 42 29 5 8 79 32 +47 5 20 1.881 0.762 75.0 +21

 

Phil Thompson - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

7 5 0 2 16 7 +9 0 2 2.286 1.00 71.4 +3
WCF 5 3 2 0 6 1 +5 2 4 1.20 0.20 80.0 +3
World Cup 12 8 2 2 22 8 +14 2 6 1.833 0.667 75.0 +6

ECP

7 6 1 0 17 2 +15 0 5 2.429 0.286 92.9 +6
ECF 3 1 1 1 3 3 =0 1 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
European Championship 10 7 2 1 20 5 +15 1 5 2.00 0.50 80.0 +6
British Championship 9 7 0 2 16 7 +9 0 6 1.778 0.778 77.8 +5
Minor Competition 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 1 0 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0
Friendly 9 6 1 2 18 9 +9 1 3 2.00 1.00 72.2 +4
All 42 29 5 8 79 32 +47 5 20 1.881 0.762 75.0 +21

 

Phil Thompson - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1976-78 2 2 0 0 6 2 +4 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +2
WCP 1980-82 5 3 0 2 10 5 +5 0 2 2.00 1.00 60.0 +1
WCP All 7 5 0 2 16 7 +9 0 2 2.286 1.00 71.4 +3
World Cup Final Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1982 5 3 2 0 6 1 +5 2 4 1.20 0.20 80.0 +3
WCF All 5 3 2 0 6 1 +5 2 4 1.20 0.20 80.0 +3
World Cup
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1976-78 2 2 0 0 6 2 +4 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +2
WC 1980-82 10 6 2 2 16 6 +10 2 6 1.60 0.60 70.0 +4
WC All 12 8 2 2 22 8 +14 2 6 1.833 0.667 75.0 +6
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1978-80 6 5 1 0 14 2 +12 0 4 2.333 0.333 91.7 +5
ECP 1982-84 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
ECP All 7 6 1 0 17 2 +15 0 5 2.429 0.286 92.9 +6
European Championship Final Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 1980 3 1 1 1 3 3 =0 1 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
ECF All 3 1 1 1 3 3 =0 1 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
European Championship
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 1978-80 6 5 1 0 14 2 +12 0 4 2.333 0.333 91.7 +5
EC 1982-84 4 2 1 1 6 3 +3 1 1 1.50 0.75 62.5 +1
EC All 10 7 2 1 20 5 +15 1 5 2.00 0.50 80.0 +6
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1975-76 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 0 2 2.00 0.667 66.7 +1
BC 1978-79 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 0 1 2.50 0.50 100.0 +2
BC 1979-80 2 1 0 1 3 4 -1 0 1 1.50 2.00 50.0 =0
BC 1981-82 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 0 2 1.00 0.00 100.0 +2
BC All 9 7 0 2 16 7 +9 0 6 1.778 0.778 77.8 +5
Minor Tournament and Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Bicentennial 1976 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 1 0 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0
TC All 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 1 0 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 12 8 2 2 22 8 +14 2 6 1.833 0.667 75.0 +6
EC 10 7 2 1 20 5 +15 1 5 2.00 0.50 80.0 +6
BC 9 7 0 2 16 7 +9 0 6 1.778 0.778 77.8 +5
TC 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 1 0 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0
All 33 23 4 6 61 23 +38 4 17 1.848 0.697 75.8 +17

 

Phil Thompson - Match History
 Club: Liverpool F.C. - 42 full caps

Coach: Don Revie - 8 full capsx

Age 22
1 497 24 March 1976 - Wales 1 England 2, Racecourse Ground, Wrexham Fr AW Start 5
2 498 8 May 1976 - Wales 0 England 1, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AW Start 6
3 499 11 May 1976 - England 4 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HW Start 4
4 500 15 May 1976 - Scotland 2 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow AL Start 4
5 501 23 May 1976 - Brazil 1 England 0, LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles TC NL Start 4
6 502 28 May 1976 - England 3 Italy 2, Yankee Stadium, New York City NW Start 48 4
7 503 13 June 1976 - Finland 1 England 4, Olympiastadion, Helsinki WCP AW Start 4
8 505 13 October 1976 - England 2 Finland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 4
 

Coach: Ron Greenwood - 32 full capsx

Age 24
1 b 21 February 1978 - West Germany 1 England 2, Rosenau-Stadion, Augsburg Fr AW Start 4
9 525 25 October 1978 - Republic of Ireland 1 England 1, Lansdowne Road, Dublin ECP AD sub 21 ?
10 526 29 November 1978 - England 1 Czechoslovakia 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 4
Age 25
11 528 19 May 1979 - Northern Ireland 0 England 2, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start 4
- 529 23 May 1979 - England 0 Wales 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HD squad member
12 530 26 May 1979 - England 3 Scotland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HW Start 4
13 531 6 June 1979 - Bulgaria 0 England 3, Stadion Vasil Levski, Sredets, Sofija ECP AW Start 4
14 532 10 June 1979 - Sweden 0 England 0, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna Fr AD sub ht ?
15 533 13 June 1979 - Austria 4 England 3, Praterstadion, Wien Fr AL Start 4
16 534 12 September 1979 - England 1 Denmark 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 4
17 535 17 October 1979 - Northern Ireland 1 England 5, Windsor Park, Belfast ECP AW Start 4
18 536 22 November 1979 - England 2 Bulgaria 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Captain 4
Age 26
19 537 6 February 1980 - England 2 Republic of Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 4
20 538 26 March 1980 - Spain 0 England 2, Nou Estadi del FC Barcelona, Barcelona Fr AW Start 4
21 539 13 May 1980 - England 3 Argentina 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 4
22 540 17 May 1980 - Wales 4 England 1, Racecourse Ground, Wrexham BC AL Captain 4
- 541

20 May 1980 - England 1 Northern Ireland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley

HD squad member
23 542 24 May 1980 - Scotland 0 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow AW Captain 4
24 544 12 June 1980 - Belgium 1 England 1, Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torino ECF ND Start 4
25 545 15 June 1980 - England 0 Italy 1, Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torino AL
26 546 18 June 1980 - Spain 1 England 2, Stadio San Paolo, Napoli NW
27 547 10 September 1980 - England 4 Norway 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Captain 4
28 548 15 October 1980 - Romania 2 England 1, Stadionul 23 August, Bucureşti WCP AL Captain 4
Age 27
- 555 30 May 1981 - Switzerland 2 England 1, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel WCP AL squad member
29 556 6 June 1981 - Hungary 1 England 3, Népstadion, Budapest AW Start 4
30 557 9 September 1981 - Norway 2 England 1, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo WCP AL Start 4
31 558 18 November 1981 - England 1 Hungary 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 4
Age 28
32 560 27 April 1982 - Wales 0 England 1, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AW Captain 4
33 561 25 May 1982 - England 2 Netherlands 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 4
34 562 29 May 1982 - Scotland 0 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AW Start 4
35 564 3 June 1982 - Finland 1 England 4, Olympiastadion, Helsinki Fr AW Start 4
36 565 16 June 1982 - England 3 France 1, Estadio San Mamés, Bilbao WCF NW Start 18
37 566 20 June 1982 - England 2 Czechoslovakia 0, Estadio San Mamés, Bilbao NW Start
38 567 25 June 1982 - England 1 Kuwait 0, Estadio San Mamés, Bilbao NW Start
39 568 29 June 1982 - West Germany 0 England 0, El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid ND Start
40 569 5 July 1982 - Spain 0 England 0, El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid AD Start
 

Coach: Bobby Robson - 2 full capsx

41 571 13 October 1982 - England 1 West Germany 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HL Start 4
42 572 17 November 1982 - Greece 0 England 3, Kaftanzoglio Stadio, Thessalonica ECP AW Start 4

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