Alan Thompson

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Saturday, 10th October, 1953
Current Age
60 years and 287 days

Biography

Long-serving Manly five-eighth came up through the local juniors, filling in as a winger, centre and halfback, before winning grand finals with the Sea Eagles in 1976 and 1978. One of seven Manly players who toured England and France with the 1978 Kangaroos Alan Thompson captained Australia in several minor tour matches but did not play in a Test until the following year. Thompson took part in the Ashes whitewash of Great Britain in 1979 and played in two Tests on the tour of NZ in 1980. He represented NSW in the first State of Origin match in 1980, and while he continued to play for the Blues until 1984, he did not appear in another Test. Thompson won the 'Dally M' Captain of the Year in 1983 but after successive grand final losses to P’matta in 1982-83 he retired when offered a lower grade coaching position with the Sea Eagles. (He was the Manly record holder for most club games when he retired). Thompson won a reserve grade premiership in 1988 and was the logical successor to Bob Fulton in 1989 but, in hindsight, the move was never going to succeed. It was obvious the loyal clubman did not have the full support of his committee and he was unceremoniously dumped in favour of Graham Lowe after just one season.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

All statistics shown in this section are based only on data available in the RLP database, and are not necessarily a complete and/or 100% accurate representation of a player's career. This information should be used as a guide only. If you see a question mark (?), it denotes that the figure is not available.

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1978-80 8 2 -   - 6 6 2 0 75.00% Match list
Overall 1978-1980 8 2 0   0 6 6 2 0 75.00% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1978 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1978 1 0 0   0 1 0 0 100.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1979-80 4 2 -   - 6 4 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1979-80 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
New South Wales 1980, 1982-84 6 - -   - - 1 5 0 16.67% Match list
Overall 1979-1984 12 2 0   0 6 7 5 0 58.33% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1973 ? 3 -   - 9  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1974 ? 8 -   - 24  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1975 ? 5 -   - 15  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1976 ? 6 -   - 18  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1977 ? 8 -   - 24  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1978 ? 5 -   - 15  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1979 ? 5 -   1 16  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1980 15 4 -   - 12 8 6 1 53.33% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1981 24 2 -   - 6 13 9 2 54.17% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1982 27 5 -   - 15 18 9 0 66.67% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1983 23 5 -   1 21 18 5 0 78.26% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRL 1984 23 6 -   - 24 14 9 0 60.87% Match list
Overall 1973-1984 ? 62 0   2 199 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly Warringah 1973-84 ? 62 -   2 199 ? ? ? ?  
Manly Warringah 1980-84 112 22 -   1 78 71 38 3 63.39% Match list
Overall 1973-1984 ? 62 0   2 199 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly Warringah 1980-1984 8 - -   1 1 4 4 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 1981-1984 8 0 0   1 1 4 4 0 50.00% Match list

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Anonymous says: Great player unselfish team man pleasure to play along side of (07/11/2013)

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Last modified: Sat, 10 May 2014 21:40:36 +1000 (Sydney time)