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Peter Thompson (Preston, Liverpool, Bolton)


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Peter Thompson (Preston, Liverpool, Bolton) Can't Post or Reply Privately

Peter scored 54 goals in 416 appearances for the Reds between 1963 and 1973, and won two First Division titles and the FA Cup under Bill Shankly, he was 76.

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Re: [Tykeoldboy] Peter Thompson (Preston, Liverpool, Bolton) [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


Born 27th November 1942 Carlisle
Died c31st December 2018, aged 76

19571960 Preston North End Youth (F.A. Youth Cup finalists 1960)
19601963 Preston North End 121/20
19631973 Liverpool 426/54
19731978 Bolton Wanderers 117/2

19641970 England 16/0

He played as a speedy outside left for the successful Liverpool team in the 1960s.

Since 2006 he had been living in Portugal.

Peter Thompson was a youth star playing at inside forward for England Schools and pursued by 17 clubs he left school.

Thompson became a regular first division player at 17 for Preston, making his debut in 30 August 1960.

Bill Shankly had been impressed by the young winger during a 5th round F.A. cup tie between Liverpool and Preston in February 1962 which went to four matches.

After relegation to the 2nd Division he moved to Liverpool for 37,000.

Thompson went straight into the first team and played in all 42 League games in his first season, thus winning a championship medal.

The side which won three trophies in the mid-60's, winning another championship in 1966 and being the first Liverpool team to win the F.A. Cup the year before.

He came to Alf Ramsey's attention and won 16 caps.

Thompson was named in the initial World Cup squads of 28 in both 1966 and 1970 before losing out both times as one of the "unlucky six".

He started the 197071 season in the first team and played in the opening 16 league matches before losing his place but he did come off the bench in the 1971 F.A. Cup final against Arsenal. He immediately helped to provide Steve Heighway with the opener before losing 2-1 after extra time.

Knee trouble forced him to consider retirement but Jimmy Armfield at Second Division Bolton persuaded him to go on loan in December 1973. He signed for the club a month later for 18,000. He retired in April 1978 after having played 132 matches for Bolton who were promoted that season to the top flight.]

After retiring from the game he ran a caravan park for seven years around the Knott End on Sea area and then hotels in the Lake District and Harrogate.

First Division champions: 1964 & 1966
First Division runners-up: 1969
F.A. Cup winners: 1965
F.A. Cup runners-up: 1971
European Cup Winners' Cup runners-up: 1966
Charity Shield winners: 1964 (shared), 1965 & 1966

Second Division champions: 1978 (Bolton)

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Re: [Tykeoldboy] Peter Thompson (Preston, Liverpool, Bolton) [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

My first footballing hero.
Sad news.

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Re: [buncranaboy] Peter Thompson (Preston, Liverpool, Bolton) [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Repeat from ''Dead celebrities'' thread.

''I only ever had one players individual photo on my wall in them days , it was Peter.''
Met him a few times when autograph collecting , a gentleman.

Thompson crosses to Hateley was said quite a bit.


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(This post was edited by dottirofhod on Jan 2, 2019, 12:43 AM)


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