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



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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

    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.

  • 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

  • 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 in all probability, will never be equalled. Gary McSwegan (8), Robbie Winters (23), Gary McSwegan (24), Andy McLaren (37), Robbie Winters (42), Kjell Olofsson (55), Lars Zetterlund (59), Gary McSwegan (65) and Steven Thompson (88) were the United scorers.

  • First League Goal - Dundee 1 - 3 Dundee United

    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 one back form a rebound off Sieb Dijkstra and then Dundee piled on the pressure. However, for once we held firm and Kjell Olofsson wrapped up the points with a blistering volley.

  • 50th Appearance - Aberdeen 3 - 1 Dundee United

  • 50th League Appearance - Dundee United 1 - 2 Motherwell

    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 victory. United boss Sturrock made three changes to the side which tost at Dens Park, with Darren Patterson and David Partridge injured while Joaquim Ferraz was suspended after his sending off. Craig Easton, David McCracken and Tony Smith replaced them as he looked to end the season on a high as the new tangerine strip for next season was unveiled. The visitors, still chasing a European place, showed the greater urgency early on with Alan Combe twice having to dash from his charge to avert danger. Some 15 minutes had elapsed before United produced their first effort on target. The ball broke to David Hannah just outside the box, but his weak effort was comfortably saved by Goram low to his right. But the game came to life in the 29th minute as Motherwelt should have scored when Goodman got to Twaddle's cross which beat Combe, but Jason de Vos was on hand to hook the ball away on the goal-line. Almost immediately, United vi/ere reduced to ten men. However, unlike the previous week when there could have been no argument over the dismissal of Ferraz. Only sympathy could be directed towards David McCracken when referee Stuart Dougat brandished a straight red card for his clumsy but far from malicious challenge on Spencer. In the uproar, Tetesnikov earned himself a yellow for his over-zealous protests. Adding insult to injury, Motherwell then took the lead in the 32nd minute when Twaddle crossed from the left for Goodman to fire home from close range. Paul Sturrock immediately brought on Maurice Malpas to help stem the tide. Motherwell's lead proved short-lived as Hamilton was brought down in the box and the former Aberdeen striker stepped up to send Goram the wrong way for his first league goal in tangerine. Right after the interval Jim Hamilton sent a header soaring over the bar from John McQuillan's free-kick and the full-back fired narrowly wide. This proved to be a good spell for the home side with Goram touching over a David Hannah free-kick. Back came Motherwell though and with seventeen minutes left Alan Combe brilliantly thwarted Townsley as he touched over his header from Twaddie's cross. But there was nothing the United keeper could do to prevent Motherwell getting a winner in rather fortuitous fashion. Spencer cut in from left to fire in a shot which was blocked. The rebound fell to Townsley, but his shot was going wide until Goodman deflected it home. Apart from an appeal for a penalty for a foul on Jason

  • 100th Appearance - St Mirren 2 - 1 Dundee United

    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 club played SPL football next season. United went into the match with a four point advantage over their rivals and knew a victory would all but confirm their safety while defeat would put everything back into the melting pot for both teams. Team news for United was unfortunate in that Charlie Miller and Jamie McCunnle both missed the game due to a one game suspension so Alex Smith had to find replacements for two players who had played a major part in the team's revival since the turn of the year. Jamie Buchan and Jim Hamilton came in.

  • 100th League Appearance - Motherwell 2 - 0 Dundee United

  • International Debut

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

  • 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.

  • Last Appearance - Partick Th 0 - 0 Dundee United

    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 just one point although the Fir Park side have a game in hand and a superior goal difference.