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Frank Thompson
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Full name Francis William Thompson
Date of birth 2 October 1885(1885-10-02)
Place of birth Ballynahinch, Northern Ireland
Date of death 4 October 1950 (aged 65)
Place of death Ayr, Scotland
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1905–1910 Cliftonville
1910 Linfield
1910 Everton
1910–1913 Bradford City 51 (1)
1913–1924 Clyde
National team
1910–1914 Ireland 12 (2)
Teams managed
1922–1934 Clyde
1935–1939 Ayr United
1945–1947 Glentoran
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Francis William "Frank" Thompson (2 October 1885 – 4 October 1950) was an Irish international football player and manager who played professionally in Ireland, England and Scotland.


While playing with Cliftonville, Thompson won the Irish League once and the Irish Cup twice. He then played briefly with Linfield before moving to England to play with Everton. Thompson later signed with Bradford City in 1910, and in his three years at Bradford, Thompson won the 1911 FA Cup Final and earned seven international caps for Ireland - twelve in total between 1910 and 1914. He then moved to Scotland with Clyde, eventually becoming their player-manager, and also spent time as manager of Ayr United, before returning to Ireland to become manager of Glentoran.

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