martin thomas - fact file

1982 -1983        goalkeeper

FULL NAME :   MARTIN THOMAS

Born on 28th November 1959 in Senghenydd, Glamorgan, Wales.

Height : -  1.85m  (6' 1")

Weight : -  - kgs    (st lbs)

 
Coming through the Bristol Rovers youth set-up, goalkeeper Martin Thomas earned himself a good reputation while a player and that carried on after he retired from playing the game.

Playing over 150 games for the Pirates, including his debut as an amateur when he came in for the injured Jim Eadie at Rovers in late 1976-77.

Having spent a spell on loan at Cardiff City, Thomas came in at Tottenham as cover for Tony Parks on loan in November 1982 and stayed until January 1983, playing one first team game in a  friendly against the Israeli National team in Tel Aviv, while appearing in the reserves eight times.

Shortly after Thomas moved to Southend United on loan and then again to Newcastle United, before he signed permanently for the Magpies in the summer of 1983, helping them to promotion in 1983-84 and later played at Middlesbrough on loan and for Birmingham City, where he was unable to stop them being relegated, but he did play in the DAF Leyland Trophy winning team.  Also featured in the Blues' promotion teams of 1991-92 and 1992-93.

Farmed out to Aston Villa and Crystal Palace on loan by Brum, Martin then moved on to play for former team-mate Lindsay Parsons, who was manager of Cheltenham Town, where he played until retirement in 1995.

Thomas qualified as a physiotherapist and is a specialist goalkeeping coach, having been employed by a number of clubs and has been heavily involved in the England national side's goalkeeping set-up since 1997.

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Career Record
 
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
Bristol Rovers (professional) September 1977 ?? ??  ?? ??
Cardiff City ?? Loan ??  15 0
Southend United ?? Loan ??  6 0
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR November 1982-January 1983 Loan - 0 0
Newcastle United March 1983 Loan ??  3 0
Newcastle United July 1983 50,000 ??  ?? ??
Middlesbrough 1984 Loan ??  4 0
Birmingham City October 1988 75,000 ??  ?? ??
Aston Villa ?? Loan ??  0 0
Crystal Palace ?? Loan ??  0 0
Cheltenham Town Summer 1993 ?? ??  ?? ??

Career Record
Bristol Rovers
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Cardiff City (loan)
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Southend United (loan) 
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TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
0 League appearances; 0 goals
0 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
1 Other appearance; 0 goals
Newcastle United
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Middlesbrough (loan)
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Birmingham City
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Aston Villa (loan) 
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Crystal Palace (loan)
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Cheltenham Town

80 Beazer Homes League appearances; ? goals
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Honours
Wales international
1 full cap;  0 goals
Debut v Finland (European Championship qualifier) (-) September 1986
2 Under-21 caps; 0 goals
DAF Leyland Trophy winners medal 1991-1992  (Birmingham City)
- Cup winners medal 19---

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