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Bill Thompson (English footballer)

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Full name  William Thompson
1957–1967  Newcastle United
Years  Team

Playing position  Centre half
Name  Bill Thompson
Date of birth  (1940-01-05) 5 January 1940 (age 75)

Place of birth  Bedlington, England

Bill Thompson (born 5 January 1940) is an English former footballer who made 118 appearances in the Football League playing as a centre half for Newcastle United, Rotherham United and Darlington in the 1960s.

Thompson was born in Bedlington, Northumberland. He began his football career as a junior with Newcastle United, and made his first-team debut on 5 November 1960 in a 4–2 defeat away to Chelsea in the First Division. Over a ten-year career with Newcastle disrupted by injury, he made 90 appearances in all competitions and scored once, in a 3–2 First Division defeat at Sheffield United in November 1965. He moved on to Rotherham United for a £15,000 fee in June 1967, but played only eight times in the Second Division and three times in the League Cup before dropping out of the starting eleven. In January 1968, Thompson signed for Fourth Division club Darlington, for whom he scored five goals from 30 league appearances over two-and-a-half seasons, after which he retired from football.

He was selected for the England under-23 team, but injury prevented his appearing.

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Bill Thompson (English footballer) Wikipedia


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