Alan Thompson

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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 fell out of favour and found first team opportunities very limited, often not even securing a place on the substitutes’ bench. He left Celtic for Leeds in January 2007.

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Celts Are Here · Oct 12

‘Remember Anfield?’ – Celtic Goal Hero Posts Legendary Selfie

JOHN HARTSON has posted a picture of himself and Alan Thompson with the tag line ‘Who remembers Anflield?’ The former Celtic striker and midfielder huddled in for the selfie.

Celts Are Here · Oct 12

‘All over Mourinho’ – Celtic Euro legend details massive UEFA Cup bust-up v Porto

Former Celtic legend Alan Thompson has spilled the beans about a half-time fight which took place in the UEFA Cup Final against Porto in 2003.

The Scotsman · Jun 11

Ex-Celtic star Alan Thompson started Jose Mourinho fight with Lucozade

Former Celtic midfielder Alan Thompson has recalled how he started a fracas in the tunnel at half-time of the 2003 Uefa Cup final by spraying Lucozade in the face of Jose Mourinho...

The Scotsman · Jun 11
Celts Are Here · Jun 11

Premier League Star Shares Celtic vs Barcelona Story

Premier League star and former Celtic youth player Andy Robertson has shared an hilarious Celtic story with his followers on twitter...

Celts Are Here · Jun 11

Si Ferry Meets… Alan Thompson

Si sits down with former Celtic FC and England international, Alan Thompson to discuss his illustrious career with the Hoops which saw him as key player during Martin O’Neill’s era as manager...

Open Goal · May 28

Si Ferry Meets Alan Thompson

Si sits down with former Celtic FC and England international, Alan Thompson to discuss his illustrious career with the Hoops which saw him as key player during Martin O’Neill’s era as manager...

Open Goal · May 28
Daily Record · May 25

Celtic hero Alan Thompson reveals Chris Sutton’s cheeky prank which left him red-faced

The former Parkhead star got more than he bargained for when he went into pay for petrol in the Martin O’Neill era...

Daily Record · May 25
Daily Record · May 22

Rangers appointing Steven Gerrard is NOT a gamble insists former Celtic star Alan Thompson

The Parkhead favourite has watched the Liverpool legend up close and reckons he has what it takes to succeed in management...

Daily Record · May 22
Talking Baws · May 28

Video: Thompson Recalls Squirting Lucozade in Jose Mourinho’s Face During 2003 UEFA Cup Final

Former Celtic midfielder Alan Thompson has revealed he started a half-time brawl between his ex-team-mates and Porto’s players and management staff during the 2003 UEFA Cup final...

Talking Baws · May 28

‘Brendan Won’t Fail,’ Insists Thommo

FORMER Celtic star Alan Thompson is tipping Brendan Rodgers to keep his 100 per cent Hampden record and win the Scottish Cup next month...

VideoCelts · Mar 9

Loan bhoy reveals his fatal flaw

Soaking up the hostility and hatred that pours from three sides of Ibrox is part of being a Celtic player, thriving off that and responding to it is what made Alan Thompson, Chris Sutton, Henrik Larsson, John Hartson and Neil Lennon the heroes that they are with the Celtic support...

VideoCelts · Mar 9
BALLS.ie · May 25

Chris Sutton’s Disgusting Response To Prank Shows Him In New Light

After a fairly humourous prank played by Alan Thompson at Celtic, Chris Sutton’s response went way beyond normal protocol...

BALLS.ie · May 25
Celtic Quick News · Oct 16, 2017

‘Sinclair Can Show Southgate,’ Insists Thommo

FORMER Celtic star Alan Thompson believes Scotty Sinclair can show Gareth Southgate his true qualities when he lines up in the double-header against Bayern Munich...

Celtic Quick News · Oct 16, 2017
VideoCelts · Oct 2, 2017

Whatever happened to the Celtic side that almost shocked Bayern Munich in 2003?

And score they did, early in the second half through Alan Thompson but a nightmare display from Magnus Hedman was to prove very costly...

VideoCelts · Oct 2, 2017
Daily Record · Sep 5, 2017

Celtic made Fraser Forster an England star . they can do same for Patrick Roberts

Alan Thompson doesn’t buy the line Roberts showed a lack of ambition by returning to Celtic...

Daily Record · Sep 5, 2017
Talking Baws · Jul 19, 2017

Video: Aiden McGeady Tells Funny Story About Nutmegging Neil Lennon in Celtic Training

Aiden McGeady told how Alan Thompson and Henrik Larsson were big fans of him nutmegging Neil Lennon in Celtic training...

Talking Baws · Jul 19, 2017
Celtic FC Foundation · May 11, 2017

Alan Thompson set for Henrik and Lubo charity match

ALAN Thompson played with big clubs and he is delighted to return to the biggest to play in the sold out Henrik’s Heroes v Lubo’s Legends match in aid of Celtic FC Foundation on May 28...

Celtic FC Foundation · May 11, 2017
VideoCelts · Nov 14

Sutton trolls loser Souness

Martin O’Neill’s side wasn’t short of big characters, Neil Lennon, Alan Thompson, Bobo Balde and Chris Sutton never struggled for motivation...

VideoCelts · Nov 14
VideoCelts · Aug 13, 2017

Five EPL players needing Brendan Rodgers to save and revive their career

One mid-table EPL club is much the same as the next but as trailblazers like Chris Sutton, John Hartson and Alan Thompson discovered there is a place north of the border to fulfil your potential and enjoy the game again...

VideoCelts · Aug 13, 2017
Talking Baws · Jul 20, 2017

Video: Aiden McGeady Tells Hilarious Story About Alan Thompson and His Windscreen Wipers

Aiden McGeady told a hilarious story of how messing about with Alan Thompson’s windscreen wipers saw him covered in boot polish from head to toe...

Talking Baws · Jul 20, 2017
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