Steven Thompson - Player Profile


Full Name:Steven Thompson
Born:October 14th, 1978 (Paisley)
Height:6' 2
Position:Striker
Signed:January 1st, 1995
First Manager:Ivan Golac
Career Stats: 163 appearances, 32 goals
Debut (as sub): May 3rd, 1997 - Dundee United 1 - 0 Heart of Midlothian (League - Premier Division)
Full Debut: August 17th, 1997 - Dundee United 1 - 1 Hibernian (League - Premier Division)
First Goal: July 30th, 1997 - Dundee United 9 - 0 CE Principat (UEFA Cup - 1st Qual. Round 2nd Leg)
Also Played For:Burnley, Cardiff City, Rangers, St Mirren
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 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 2002/03  SPL 22 (1) 9 0.39 3 0 21.7% 30.4% 47.8%
 2001/02  SPL 25 (12) 10 0.27 6 0 32.4% 24.3% 43.2%
 2000/01  SPL 20 (17) 4 0.11 4 0 24.3% 18.9% 56.8%
 1999/00  SPL 21 (13) 6 0.18 3 1 32.4% 17.6% 50.0%
 1998/99  SPL 6 (13) 1 0.05 0 1 15.8% 31.6% 52.6%
 1997/98  Premier Division 3 (9) 2 0.17 1 0 33.3% 50.0% 16.7%
 1996/97  Premier Division 0 (1) 0 - 0 0 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
97 (66) 32 0.20

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 Dec 29th, 2002 League  (A)  vs. Partick Thistle 0 - 0
 Dec 14th, 2002 League  (A)  vs. Rangers 0 - 3
 Dec 4th, 2002 League  (A)  vs. Dunfermline Athletic 1 - 4
 Nov 30th, 2002 League  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 1 - 1
 Nov 23rd, 2002 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 2 - 3
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Nov 2nd, 2002 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 2 - 1
 Oct 29th, 2002 League Cup  (A)  vs. Airdrie United / Airdrieonians (new) 2 - 1
 Oct 26th, 2002 League  (H)  vs. Partick Thistle 1 - 1
 Oct 5th, 2002 League  (A)  vs. Hibernian 1 - 2
 Sep 24th, 2002 League Cup  (H)  vs. Queen's Park 4 - 1

Steven progressed through the youth system at United and by April 1996 he was playing in the reserves. He became a Scotland schools, youth, Under-21 and full international and in 1996-97 he was part of the United side which won the Youth League. Over the next two seasons he had frequent first team outings and by 1999-2000 he was established in the line up. Steven was then a regular for four years and was top scorer in 2001-02 and joint top scorer in the next campaign. In January 2003, he signed for Rangers as Billy Dodds moved in the opposite direction.

 Goals Scored
Jul 30th, 1997 UEFA Cup  (H)  vs. Principat 9 - 0 (88')
Aug 9th, 1997 League Cup  (A)  vs. QOS 4 - 2 (85')
Jan 2nd, 1999 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 3 - 1 (16')
Aug 18th, 1999 League Cup  (H)  vs. Ross County 3 - 1 (119')
Aug 18th, 1999 League Cup  (H)  vs. Ross County 3 - 1 (115')
Oct 17th, 1999 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 2 - 0 (51')
Dec 1st, 1999 League Cup  (H)  vs. Motherwell 3 - 2 (84')
Feb 22nd, 2000 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Alloa Athletic 4 - 0 (83')
Feb 22nd, 2000 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Alloa Athletic 4 - 0 (86') p
Mar 31st, 2001 League  (A)  vs. Rangers 2 - 0 (70')
Apr 7th, 2001 League  (H)  vs. Hearts 1 - 1 (45')
Apr 23rd, 2001 League  (A)  vs. St Mirren 1 - 2 (53')
May 6th, 2001 League  (H)  vs. Dunfermline 1 - 0 (21')
Sep 25th, 2001 League Cup  (H)  vs. Dumbarton 3 - 0 (1')
Sep 29th, 2001 League  (A)  vs. Hearts 2 - 1 (90')
Oct 9th, 2001 League Cup  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 3 - 2 (23')
Dec 22nd, 2001 League  (A)  vs. Rangers 2 - 3 (29')
Dec 22nd, 2001 League  (A)  vs. Rangers 2 - 3 (57')
Feb 4th, 2002 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Hamilton 4 - 0 (85')
Feb 4th, 2002 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Hamilton 4 - 0 (90')
Mar 23rd, 2002 League  (H)  vs. Hibernian 1 - 2 (77')
Apr 13th, 2002 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 1 - 0 (67')
May 12th, 2002 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 2 - 2 (65')
Aug 10th, 2002 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 1 - 2 (71')
Sep 11th, 2002 League  (A)  vs. Aberdeen 2 - 1 (40')
Sep 11th, 2002 League  (A)  vs. Aberdeen 2 - 1 (18')
Sep 24th, 2002 League Cup  (H)  vs. Queen's Park 4 - 1 (72')
Oct 5th, 2002 League  (A)  vs. Hibernian 1 - 2 (76')
Oct 26th, 2002 League  (H)  vs. Partick Thistle 1 - 1 (13')
Oct 29th, 2002 League Cup  (A)  vs. Airdrie Utd 2 - 1 (68')
Oct 29th, 2002 League Cup  (A)  vs. Airdrie Utd 2 - 1 (61')
Nov 2nd, 2002 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 2 - 1 (7')

 Hat-Tricks

Representing Scotland

International Caps: 16
International Goals: 3

International Debut:
March 27th, 2002 vs. France

At 23, Thompson had been a regular in the United first team for over 3 seasons, and received his first call up for Berti Vogts' first match as Scotland manager, coming off the bench in the 5-0 defeat to France in Paris in March 2002. Over the next 6 months he appeared regularly in friendly matches, scoring his first international goal against Hong Kong in his third appearance. By the end of 2002 he was United's main goal scorer and a regular in the Scotland squad, with 7 caps and two goals before his transfer to Rangers in January 2003.