Alan Thompson

Alan Thompson was born in Newcastle on 22 December 1973 (age 46).

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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Transfer Tavern · Dec 22, 2019

‘Brilliant player’, ‘Loved this guy’ – These Celtic fans look back on ‘great’ wideman

Celtic fans will be pleased they managed to claim the three points from Aberdeen on Saturday, and they were in a jubilant mood on Sunday morning too.

Celtic Quick News · Dec 13, 2019

Bolingoli, Elyounoussi and Alan Thompson

BT Sport had Alan Thompson on at the weekend previewing the Cup Final and I was reminiscing about him.

Daily Record · Dec 6, 2019

How Celtic vs Rangers rivalry spilled over as Alan Thompson reveals brilliant Fernando Ricksen memory

The former Hoops midfielder revealed the hilarious anecdote on BT Sport with Chris Sutton and Alex Rae...

Celtic Fanzine · Nov 21, 2019

Alan Thompson – A Left Foot Like A Wand

Alan Thompson will be our guest at Malones, Glasgow on Friday night as we continue our Evenings with players who made a major impact during their time at the club.

Celtic Fanzine · Nov 10, 2019

Celtic Am is Back

CELTIC AM IS BACK Celtic AM Sunday 10 November Kick Off 12 Doors 11am Final Whistle 1:45pm Bus to Celtic Park 2pm All ages welcome An Evening With Alan Thompson  Looking forward to getting back to Malone’s this morning before Celtic take on Motherwell...

Celtic Quick News · Oct 23, 2019

Celt’s Twin Euro Targets

FRASER FORSTER has revealed his twin targets for club and country – Europa League success for Celtic and a recall for England for the Euro 2020 Finals...

VideoCelts · Oct 14, 2019

Scott Brown reveals his Larsson wish

Brown enjoyed a few tussles with Alan Thompson, Darren O’Dea and Neil Lennon but his arrival at Celtic was three years too late to play alongside the King of Kings...

Evening Times · Oct 8, 2019

Celtic hero reveals advice he gave nephew Matty Longstaff before Newcastle winner over Man Utd

Former Celtic star Alan Thompson has revealed the advice he gave nephew Matty Longstaff before the midfielder scored the winner for Newcastle against Manchester United...

Celtic Fanzine · Sep 24, 2019

An Evening With Alan Thompson

We are delighted to announce that Alan Thompson will be joining us at Malones Glasgow for our Evening with series on Friday 22 November.

The Celtic Star · Feb 26, 2019

Celtic on This Day – Larsson makes the difference against FK Teplice

ON THIS DAY in 2004 Czech Republic’s FK Teplice were the visitors to Celtic Park for the UEFA Cup tie, having knocked out Feyenoord and Kaiserslautern in the earlier rounds...

Celtic Quick News · Feb 12, 2019

Calmac’s 15-Year Euro Target

CALLUM McGREGOR was 10 years old and still at primary school in Glasgow the last time Celtic won through in a European tie after Christmas.

VideoCelts · Nov 14, 2018

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...

Daily Record · Oct 24, 2018

Celtic hero Alan Thompson desperate for current stars to avoid German nightmares he endured

Thompson scored against Bayern and Stuttgart but was denied victory in the cruelest of circumstances...

Celts Are Here · Oct 12, 2018

‘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.

The Scotsman · Jun 11, 2018

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...

Celts Are Here · Jun 11, 2018

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...

Talking Baws · May 29, 2018

Video: Alan Thompson Explains Just What Makes Martin O’Neill So Special

Alan Thompson has explained just what makes Martin O’Neill such a special manager.

Open Goal · May 28, 2018

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...

Football Insider · May 28, 2018

‘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.

Open Goal · May 28, 2018

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...

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