Alan Thompson

Celtic hero Alan Thompson was born in Newcastle on 22 December 1973 (age 46). Follow @Alantommo8 on Twitter.

From Wikipedia: Alan Thompson is a retired footballer. He made 550 appearances for six different clubs. He played as a midfielder and was capped by England, against Sweden in 2004.

Thompson moved to Celtic in 2000 for £2.75 million during manager Martin O’Neill’s first season at the club. He was an integral part of the Celtic team that reached the 2003 UEFA Cup Final where Celtic lost 3–2 in extra time to José Mourinho’s F.C. Porto.

Thompson scored the only goal in the 2005 Scottish Cup Final for Celtic against Dundee United to give the outgoing O’Neill his seventh trophy whilst in charge of the club. He also scored the winning goal against Rangers in two separate Old Firm derby matches and seven against Rangers in all. He had mixed fortunes in Old Firm games, however, being sent off three times – all at Ibrox Stadium. Thompson scored a spectacular goal in the dying minutes as Celtic beat Rangers in the first Old Firm match of the 2004–05 season, in turn securing Celtic’s seventh consecutive win over their Glasgow rivals. Thompson scored several important goals in European competition for Celtic as well; including the opening goal in Celtic’s 2–0 win over Liverpool at Anfield in March 2003 during Celtic’s run to the UEFA Cup Final, and he scored against Barcelona at Parkhead in a 1–0 win a year later to help Celtic reach the quarter-finals of the same tournament.

Under Celtic manager Gordon Strachan, Thompson found first team opportunities limited, and he left Celtic for Leeds in January 2007.

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Evening Times · Oct 19

Alan Thompson ‘blames Peter Lawwell’ for Rangers loss and cops flak over Neil Lennon backing

Celts Are Here · Oct 19

Former Celtic Hero Calls Out Peter Lawwell

Daily Record · Oct 17

Alan Thompson cops Celtic Twitter flak over Neil Lennon defence

67HailHail · Oct 17

‘I blame Peter Lawwell’; Former Celtic star Alan Thompson leaps to defence of Neil Lennon

VideoCelts · Oct 17

‘I blame Peter Lawwell’ Alan Thompson sets Twitter alight

The Celtic Star · Sep 30

Video: 19 Years Since Petrov & A Beauty From Alan Thompson Sinks Rangers At Ibrox

The Celtic Star · Sep 20

Ex-Celt hero hits out at ‘Mr Lawwell’ after medal comments

VideoCelts · Sep 6

‘Forever In Green Jeans’ Watch Alan Thompson go all Neil Diamond

Celtic Soul Podcast

Davie Provan rubbishes ex-Celtic star’s Neil Lennon claim

Celts Are Here · Aug 23

Davie Provan Calls Out Alan Thompson Over Neil Lennon Comment

Glasgow Live · Aug 16

Celtic legend takes Rangers dig as Steven Gerrard’s side draw with Livingston

Celts Are Here · Aug 15

‘We Buzzed Off It’ – Former Celtic Hero Describes Glasgow Derby Abuse

Thompson opens up on Lennon fallout and Celtic exit

HITC · Jul 9

Former team-mate claims Celtic man can emulate two all-time Parkhead greats within a year

The Sun · Jul 9

Ex-Premier League ace Alan Thompson back talking to Neil Lennon after angry Celtic exit over alleged off-field lifestyle

VideoCelts · Jul 9

Alan Thompson backs up Chris Sutton’s Dunfermline claim

Alan Thompson Opens Up On Celtic Exit & Reveals That He’d “Love” To Return As Coach

Alan Thompson reveals that all Celtic players agreed with Sutton’s lying down accusation against Dunfermline

Glasgow Live · Jul 8

Alan Thompson on Brendan Rodgers’ trait which sparked Neil Lennon style shift

Former Celtic Hero speaks out on ‘devastating’ Parkhead exit

Daily Record · Jul 8

Alan Thompson opens up on Celtic exit heartbreak and makes Neil Lennon admission

BBC · Jul 8

Celtic exit was ‘tough’, says former coach Alan Thompson

Sportsound Podcast: 08 Jul 20

Henrik Larsson Makes Unsurprising Celtic Admission

Talking Celtic with John Fallon & Frank Noelkenbockhoff

Glasgow Live · May 30

Celtic hero Alan Thompson’s fantastic gesture in support of NHS

Celtic Fanzine · May 29

Talking Celtic with Alan Thompson & Joe Miller

Celtic Soul · May 29

Celtic Soul Podcast

Transfer Tavern · May 28

‘Buzzing’, ‘Not my favourite final’ – These Hoops fans react to footage of their former manager

Transfer Tavern · May 19

‘Welcome to the party’ – These Celtic fans react to 51-goal midfielder’s post

Read Celtic · Apr 28

Celtic get a major boost in their pursuit of one of their top summer targets.

Celtic Fanzine · Apr 25

Talking Celtic with Alan Thompson, Gary Kelly & Celtic AM guests

Transfer Tavern · Apr 22

‘Outstanding’, ‘Superb’, ‘Brilliant’ – These Celtic fans heap praise on 82-assist ex-ace

Transfer Tavern · Apr 17

‘Will never forget’, ‘What a team’ – These Celtic fans drool over historic victory

Big Bobo sent Thompson into hiding after Dressing Room bust-up

The Celtic Star · Mar 25

Barcelona Blanked by David Marshall, Celtic’s original Gran Muralla

Read Celtic · Mar 24

Lennon must make a big change to Celtic’s transfer approach if they want to see improved results in Europe

VideoCelts · Mar 20

On This Day- Martin O’Neill’s Greatest European Victory For Celtic

HITC · Mar 18

‘Definitely got potential’: Alan Thompson comments on reported Celtic target

The Boot Room · Mar 18

‘Fits the bill’: Celtic icon urges club to sign attacker with 119 Premier League career outings, available on a free

The Boot Room · Mar 18

Celtic-leaning pundit thinks £70,000-a-week ace would be ‘perfect’ signing for Hoops

Read Celtic · Mar 18

Exclusive: “He could be someone who fits the bill” – Alan Thompson backs Celtic to sign Premier League star

Read Celtic · Mar 18

Thompson’s comments show why Celtic have a unique selling point ahead of Rangers in race to sign 19 y/o starlet

HITC · Mar 18

‘Perfect’: Alan Thompson says Celtic should buy £10m star, if they can afford him

The Boot Room · Mar 18

Celtic urged to beat Rangers in reported race to sign 19-year-old La Liga talent, release clause is £27m

HITC · Mar 17

‘Worth a go’: Alan Thompson wants Celtic to sign Spanish teenager

Read Celtic · Mar 14

Exclusive: Celtic legend Alan Thompson has an interesting theory as to why one Celtic star is in such poor form this year

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