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Harry Thomson

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Full nameHenry Watson Thomson
Playing positionGoalkeeper (retired)

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Henry Watson "Harry" Thomson (born August 25, 1940 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish former professional footballer. He played as a goalkeeper.

Thomson began his professional career with English club Burnley after joining the Clarets from Scottish junior side Bo'ness United in 1959. In a decade at Turf Moor, he made 117 league appearances. After a 1966 67 Fairs Cup third-round tie against Napoli, an Italian newspaper called him "A god in a green jersey", after Thomson kept a clean sheet over two legs in Burnley's 3 0 aggregate victory.

In 1969 he joined Burnley's Lancashire rivals Blackpool for £5,000. He made his debut in the first game of the 1969 70 season, on August 9, 1969, in a 2 1 victory over Portsmouth at Bloomfield Road. He played in all but three of Blackpool's 48 league and cup games that season, displacing Alan Taylor.

In Thomson's second and final season at Blackpool, 1970 71, he made 21 league appearances. His final game for the club occurred on February 13, 1971, in a 2 0 defeat at Coventry City.

Thomson finished his thirteen-year career at Barrow in 1972.




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