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 Utd (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 Utd (A)  2 - 1
 29/10/02 3rd Round vs. Airdrie Utd (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 Utd (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)


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.

  • 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.