Steven Thompson Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Steven Thompson
  • Born: October 14th, 1978 (Paisley)
  • Height: 6' 2
  • Position: Striker
  • Signed: January 1st, 1995
  • First Manager: Ivan Golac
  • Career Totals: 163 appearances, 32 goals
  • Also Played For: Burnley, Cardiff City, Rangers, St Mirren


Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2002-03 22 (1) 9 3 0 21.7% 30.4% 47.8%
2001-02 25 (12) 10 6 0 32.4% 24.3% 43.2%
2000-01 20 (17) 4 4 0 24.3% 18.9% 56.8%
1999-00 21 (13) 6 3 1 32.4% 17.6% 50.0%
1998-99 6 (13) 1 0 1 15.8% 31.6% 52.6%
1997-98 3 (9) 2 1 0 33.3% 50.0% 16.7%
1996-97 - (1) 0 0 0 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Totals: 97 (66) 32


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 29/12/02 SPL vs. Partick Th (A) 0 - 0
 14/12/02 SPL vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 3
 04/12/02 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 4
 30/11/02 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 1
 23/11/02 SPL vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 3

 Recent First Team Goals
 02/11/02 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A) 2 - 1
 29/10/02 3rd Round vs. Airdrie (A) 2 - 1
 26/10/02 SPL vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 1
 05/10/02 SPL vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 2
 24/09/02 2nd Round vs. Queen's Park (H) 4 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 02/11/02 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 1
 29/10/02 3rd Round vs. Airdrie (A)  2 - 1
 29/10/02 3rd Round vs. Airdrie (A)  2 - 1
 26/10/02 SPL vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 1
 05/10/02 SPL vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 2
 24/09/02 2nd Round vs. Queen's Park (H)  4 - 1
 11/09/02 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 1
 11/09/02 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 1
 10/08/02 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 2
 12/05/02 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 2
 13/04/02 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 0
 23/03/02 SPL vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 2
 04/02/02 4th Round vs. Hamilton (H)  4 - 0
 04/02/02 4th Round vs. Hamilton (H)  4 - 0
 22/12/01 SPL vs. Rangers (A)  2 - 3
 22/12/01 SPL vs. Rangers (A)  2 - 3
 09/10/01 3rd Round vs. St Johnstone (H)  3 - 2
 29/09/01 SPL vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 1
 25/09/01 2nd Round vs. Dumbarton (H)  3 - 0
 06/05/01 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 23/04/01 SPL vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 2
 07/04/01 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 1
 31/03/01 SPL vs. Rangers (A)  2 - 0
 22/02/00 4th Round Replay vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  4 - 0
 22/02/00 4th Round Replay vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  4 - 0
 01/12/99 Quarter Final vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 2
 17/10/99 SPL vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 0
 18/08/99 2nd Round vs. Ross County (H)  3 - 1
 18/08/99 2nd Round vs. Ross County (H)  3 - 1
 02/01/99 SPL vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 1
 09/08/97 2nd Round vs. QOS (A)  4 - 2
 30/07/97 1st Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Principat (H)  9 - 0

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 29/12/02 SPL vs. Partick Th (A)  0 - 0
 14/12/02 SPL vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 3
 07/12/02 SPL vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 1
 04/12/02 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 4
 30/11/02 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1
 23/11/02 SPL vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 3
 13/11/02 Quarter Final vs. Livingston (A)  2 - 0
 10/11/02 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 2
 02/11/02 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 1
 29/10/02 3rd Round vs. Airdrie (A)  2 - 1
 26/10/02 SPL vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 1
 19/10/02 SPL vs. Livingston (H)  2 - 3
 05/10/02 SPL vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 2
 28/09/02 SPL vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 3
 24/09/02 2nd Round vs. Queen's Park (H)  4 - 1
 21/09/02 SPL vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 2
 14/09/02 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 2
 11/09/02 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 1
 31/08/02 SPL vs. Dundee (H)  0 - 0
 25/08/02 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 17/08/02 SPL vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 5
 10/08/02 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 2
 03/08/02 SPL vs. Partick Th (A)  0 - 0
 12/05/02 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 2
 20/04/02 SPL vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 0
 13/04/02 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 0
 07/04/02 SPL vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 1
 23/03/02 SPL vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 2
 16/03/02 SPL vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 1
 09/03/02 SPL vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 1
 06/03/02 5th Round Replay vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 2
 03/03/02 SPL vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 1
 23/02/02 5th Round vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 2
 16/02/02 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 4
 09/02/02 SPL vs. Livingston (A)  1 - 1
 04/02/02 4th Round vs. Hamilton (H)  4 - 0
 02/02/02 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H)  0 - 2
 22/01/02 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  4 - 1
 19/01/02 SPL vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 0
 12/01/02 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 2
 29/12/01 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 4
 26/12/01 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 2
 22/12/01 SPL vs. Rangers (A)  2 - 3
 15/12/01 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1
 08/12/01 SPL vs. Livingston (H)  0 - 0
 01/12/01 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 2
 27/11/01 Quarter Final vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 2
 24/11/01 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 1
 17/11/01 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 1
 03/11/01 SPL vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 1
 20/10/01 SPL vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 5
 13/10/01 SPL vs. Hibernian (H)  3 - 1
 09/10/01 3rd Round vs. St Johnstone (H)  3 - 2
 29/09/01 SPL vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 1
 25/09/01 2nd Round vs. Dumbarton (H)  3 - 0
 22/09/01 SPL vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 6
 15/09/01 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 2
 08/09/01 SPL vs. Livingston (A)  0 - 2
 04/08/01 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 0
 28/07/01 SPL vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 2
 12/05/01 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  3 - 2
 06/05/01 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 28/04/01 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 0
 23/04/01 SPL vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 2
 15/04/01 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N)  1 - 3
 07/04/01 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 1
 04/04/01 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 4
 31/03/01 SPL vs. Rangers (A)  2 - 0
 17/03/01 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1
 11/03/01 5th Round vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 0
 17/02/01 4th Round vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 0
 10/02/01 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 3
 03/02/01 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 1
 31/01/01 SPL vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 2
 27/01/01 3rd Round vs. Montrose (A)  2 - 0
 02/01/01 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 0
 30/12/00 SPL vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 1
 26/12/00 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 4
 05/12/00 SPL vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 28/11/00 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H)  0 - 1
 11/11/00 SPL vs. Dundee (H)  0 - 2
 04/11/00 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 2
 31/10/00 Quarter Final vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 2
 28/10/00 SPL vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 1
 21/10/00 SPL vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 14/10/00 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 4
 01/10/00 SPL vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 3
 23/09/00 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H)  3 - 5
 20/09/00 SPL vs. Dundee (A)  0 - 3
 16/09/00 SPL vs. St Mirren (H)  0 - 0
 09/09/00 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 1
 05/09/00 3rd Round vs. Airdrie (H)  0 - 0
 26/08/00 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A)  0 - 1
 19/08/00 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 2
 12/08/00 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 05/08/00 SPL vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 3
 30/07/00 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 2
 21/05/00 SPL vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 2
 13/05/00 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 2
 06/05/00 SPL vs. Dundee (A)  0 - 3
 02/05/00 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 1
 15/04/00 SPL vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 2
 08/04/00 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 1
 04/04/00 SPL vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 3
 25/03/00 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1
 04/03/00 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 1
 26/02/00 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 2
 22/02/00 4th Round Replay vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  4 - 0
 19/02/00 4th Round vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  2 - 2
 13/02/00 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N)  0 - 1
 02/02/00 SPL vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 4
 30/01/00 3rd Round vs. Airdrie (H)  4 - 1
 22/01/00 SPL vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 0
 27/12/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 3
 18/12/99 SPL vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 4
 12/12/99 SPL vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 0
 05/12/99 SPL vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 3
 01/12/99 Quarter Final vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 2
 27/11/99 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 0
 20/11/99 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 1
 23/10/99 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  0 - 2
 17/10/99 SPL vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 0
 12/10/99 3rd Round vs. St Johnstone (A)  2 - 1
 25/09/99 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 2
 18/09/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 1
 11/09/99 SPL vs. Hibernian (H)  3 - 1
 29/08/99 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H)  0 - 0
 21/08/99 SPL vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 4
 18/08/99 2nd Round vs. Ross County (H)  3 - 1
 07/08/99 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 2
 31/07/99 SPL vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 1
 23/05/99 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 2
 15/05/99 SPL vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 4
 08/05/99 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H)  0 - 0
 10/04/99 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N)  0 - 2
 06/03/99 4th Round Replay vs. Clydebank (H)  3 - 0
 09/02/99 3rd Round Replay vs. Queen's Park (H)  1 - 0
 06/02/99 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 1
 02/02/99 3rd Round vs. Queen's Park (A)  0 - 0
 30/01/99 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 1
 02/01/99 SPL vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 1
 20/12/98 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 2
 05/12/98 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 1
 15/11/98 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 2
 31/10/98 SPL vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 2
 17/10/98 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H)  0 - 2
 19/09/98 SPL vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 2
 22/08/98 SPL vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 16/08/98 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 0
 01/08/98 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 2
 09/05/98 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 2
 11/04/98 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 0
 07/04/98 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 2
 21/03/98 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 1
 28/02/98 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 18/10/97 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  4 - 0
 30/08/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 1
 26/08/97 2nd Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Trabzonspor (H)  1 - 1
 20/08/97 3rd Round vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 1
 17/08/97 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 1
 09/08/97 2nd Round vs. QOS (A)  4 - 2
 30/07/97 1st Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Principat (H)  9 - 0
 03/05/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 0


Biography


A striker who progressed through the youth system at United and was playing in the reserves by the end of the 1995-96 season. Steven was a Scotland schools and youth international by the time he made his first team debut as a substitute against Hearts in May 1997. He was selected for the Scotland Under-21 side soon after and was part of the United side that won the 1996-97 Youth League.

Over the next two seasons he had frequent first team outings, scoring his first senior goal in the home leg of the UEFA Cup tie against CE Principat in July 1997, but never fully established himself in the line-up until the 1999-2000 season. He finished the 2001-02 season as United's top scorer with just ten goals, and his form gained him a call-up to the full Scotland squad, winning the first cap as a substitute against France in March 2002. He got his first start a month later against Nigeria and scored against Hong Kong in the Reunification Cup. The striker earned seven of his sixteen international caps whilst with United. By December 2002 he was once again United's leading scorer with nine goals and began to gain interest from clubs North and South of the border. On New Year’s Day the striker was sold to Rangers for £200,000 with Billy Dodds having returned to Tannadice the previous day as part of the deal. Although he had only played half of the season in tangerine, Steven finished as the Club's joint top scorer.

He collected a Scottish Cup winners medal in May 2003 but missed most of the 2003-04 season through injury. In 2005, he completed a full set of domestic honours with an SPL championship medal and a League Cup winners medal. In January 2006, he joined Cardiff City and collected an FA Cup runners-up medal in May 2008. He moved to Burnley in August 2008, helping them secure promotion to the English Premiership. Following his release from Burnley, the Paisley born striker signed for St Mirren in June 2011, where he won a League Cup winners medal in 2013, scoring in the final against Hearts at Hampden Park. He finished his career with St Mirren, retiring in 2016.

Squad Numbers


19

Season:
1998-99

19

Season:
1999-00

19

Season:
2000-01

19

Season:
2001-02

19

Season:
2002-03





Debut (as sub)

May 3rd, 1997
Dundee United 1 - 0 Heart of Midlothian

League (Premier Division)

Full Debut

August 17th, 1997
Dundee United 1 - 1 Hibernian

League (Premier Division)


International Career (Scotland)


Caps: 16

Goals: 3

International Debut: March 27th, 2002 v. France

At 23, the former Scotland Under-21 striker had been a regular in the United first team for over three seasons, and received his first call up for Berti Vogts' first match as Scotland manager, coming off the bench in the 5-0 defeat to France in Paris in March 2002. Over the next six months he appeared regularly in friendly matches, scoring his first international goal against Hong Kong in his third appearance. By the end of 2002 he was United's main goal scorer and a regular in the Scotland squad, with seven caps and two goals before his transfer to Rangers in January 2003. He remained part of the Scotland set-up during his time at Ibrox, winning his 1th and final cap in October 2004, scoring against Moldova in a World Cup qualifier.

Click here for a full list of international matches for this player


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Steven was born on this date in Paisley.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Non-Competitive Appearance (Friendly)

    East Fife 2 - 0 Dundee United
    Friendly

    United slumped to their only significant pre-season defeat as a 'select' side of the United first team, reserves and some youths travelled to Bayview for a friendly match. The homesters had the best


  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 1 - 0 Hearts
    League (Premier Division)

    Hearts third visit of the season to Tannadice produced exactly the same result as the other two - a 1-0 victory for the lads in tangerinel With nothing at stake both sides contained a fair sma


  • First Goal

    Dundee United 9 - 0 Principat
    UEFA Cup (1st Qual. Round 2nd Leg)

    Uniteds 100th tie in Europe was undoubtedly the easiest. They just failed to equal the all time Scottish record victory in Europe by a single goal, but created a club record 17-0 aggregate win which i


  • First League Goal

    Dundee 1 - 3 Dundee United
    League (SPL)

    Victory was imperative and came thanks to a resilient display. After going two goals up through Billy Dodds angular strike and a deflected Steve Thompson effort, Dundee roared back. McSkimming pulled


  • 50th Appearance

  • 50th League Appearance

    Dundee United 1 - 2 Motherwell
    League (SPL)

    In the run up to this match, manager Paul Sturrock gave the club a massive boost by vowing to stay at the club next season and beyond, but his decision wasn't to be celebrated bv an elusive home victo


  • 100th Appearance

    St Mirren 2 - 1 Dundee United
    League (SPL)

    There was no doubt whatsoever, that this was the biggest match of the season for the club. While it wouldn't be the decider in the race for survival, it could have had an enormous bearing on which clu


  • 100th League Appearance

  • International Debut


    Steven earned his first International cap for Scotland, playing against France.


  • Last Goal

    Kilmarnock 1 - 2 Dundee United
    League (SPL)

    A last minute winner from Jim McIntyre gave United their first win over Kilmarnock in nineteen matches and took the Tangerines off the bottom of the premierleague. Paul Hegarty rang the change


  • Last Appearance

    Partick Th 0 - 0 Dundee United
    League (SPL)

    United ended a losing sequence of results when they drew for the third time this season with Partick Thistle. With Motherwell losing at Livingston, United closed the gap at the foot of the table to ju