Alan Thompson

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Saturday, 10th October, 1953
Current Age
68 years and 54 days

Awards & Accolades

Dally M Captain Of The Year
1983

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

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1978-80 9 2 -   - 6 7 2 0 77.78% List
Overall 1978-1980 9 2 0   0 6 7 2 0 77.78% 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% List
NSW City Firsts 1979-80, 1982, 1984 4 - -   - - 4 0 0 100.00% List
New South Wales 1980, 1982-84 6 - -   - - 1 5 0 16.67% List
Overall 1979-1984 14 2 0   0 6 9 5 0 64.29% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly NSWRFL 1973 ? 3 -   - 9  
Manly NSWRFL 1974 23 8 -   - 24 15 8 0 65.22% List
Manly NSWRFL 1975 24 5 -   - 15 15 9 0 62.50% List
Manly NSWRFL 1976 25 6 -   - 18 18 7 0 72.00% List
Manly NSWRFL 1977 22 8 -   - 24 13 9 0 59.09% List
Manly NSWRFL 1978 26 5 -   - 15 16 8 2 61.54% List
Manly NSWRFL 1979 22 5 -   1 16 11 10 1 50.00% List
Manly NSWRFL 1980 16 4 -   - 12 9 6 1 56.25% List
Manly NSWRFL 1981 24 2 -   - 6 13 9 2 54.17% List
Manly NSWRFL 1982 27 5 -   - 15 18 9 0 66.67% List
Manly NSWRFL 1983 23 5 -   1 21 18 5 0 78.26% List
Manly NSWRL 1984 23 6 -   - 24 14 9 0 60.87% 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 1973-84 ? 62 -   2 199 ? ? ? ?  
Manly 1974-84 255 59 -   2 190 160 89 6 62.75% 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 1974-78, 1981-84 23 4 -   1 13 10 11 2 43.48% List
Overall 1974-1984 23 4 0   1 13 10 11 2 43.48% List

Your Say

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

Anonymous says: Great team player with deceptive pace and an excellent step. His ability to put players in the gap with long passes was astounding and his combination with rampaging fullback Eadie was especially notable. When he was playing, the whole Manly team played an attractive, open form of Rugby League with lots of ball movement. Alan Thompson had a lot to do with that style of play and it suited him as well. (08/10/2014)

Anonymous says: When asked what his greatest strength in playing Rugby League was he commented "Consistency, I knew what my job was and I worked hard at doing it". A great footballer and a great man off the field as well, he is well liked by all his peers. (29/01/2015)

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