Stephen Thompson

Attacker / Born 15th April 1989

Stephen Thompson

Thommo is the longest serving player on Quakers' books, having signed for Quakers in September 2012 from Northern League club Durham City. He started his career in the youth team at Middlesbrough but didn’t make a first team appearance, and then in 2008 moved to League Two club Port Vale where he scored twice in 17 appearances.

He was freed by Vale, and briefly joined Telford United in Conference North. He returned to the north east in the summer of 2010, and joined Durham City, who were then in the Evostik League. He was a regular scorer at New Ferens Park before he was transferred in September 2012 to Quakers for whom he scored 19 times in season 2012/13.

He was outstanding in season 2013/14, scoring several memorable goals, and he was the runaway winner of the EvoStik League’s player of the year award. He scored 27 goals in season 2013-14, and created many more for his team mates.

He wasn’t as prolific in season 2014/15, but was still a very important member of the team. In 2015-16 he was back to his best and scored 11 goals, including the first in the memorable 7-1 title-clinching win at Whitby. He started 39 league games in season 2016-17, scoring eight times.

He scored the club's first hat trick of the 2017/18 season in the 3-2 away win at Leamington in January, and finished the season with 11 goals. He scored 10 more in season 2018-19, putting him on a career 94, six short of the club record.

He scored two more against Kettering in August 2019, putting him only four short of Alan Walsh's record.

 

 

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