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Eddie Thomson Squad Index
Information:
1976-77 Squad Number:
5
Position:
Centre Half
Date of Birth:
25th February 1947
Birthplace:
Rosewell
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 11
Weight:
11st 10lbs
Signed:
24th March 1973
Career History:
Whitehill Welfare
Penicuik Athletic
Hearts 21st August 1965
Aberdeen 24th March 1973 50,000
San Antonio Thunder 27th May 1976 - 20th August 1976
Sydney City player 23rd May 1977-80, coach 1980-86
Sydney Olympic coach 1986-89
Australia assistant coach 1984-88
Football Federation Australia (FFA) coaching director 1989-90
Australia coach 1990-96/Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1997-2000
 
Profile:
A well established player when he joined the Dons from Hearts, Eddie was signed by Jimmy Bonthrone to strengthen the defence, but was ultimately displaced by Willie Garner. Moved on in 1976 to play in Australia - where he had toured with Aberdeen in 1974 - eventually going into club management and later managed the Australian national side. From 1997 to 2000 he worked in Japan, managing Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the J League.

Died: Sydney, 21st February 2003

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
24/03/1973
Kilmarnock 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 26 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1976-77
3
4
0
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
6
0
2
0
0
1975-76
26
2
0
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
28
3
0
5
0
0
1974-75
17
1
0
4
0
1
4
0
0
0
0
0
25
1
1
3
0
1
1973-74
31
1
1
10
0
0
0
1
0
4
0
0
45
2
1
3
0
0
1972-73
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
0
0
0
1
Totals:
84
8
1
17
3
1
5
1
0
4
0
0
110
12
2
13
0
2
Total Appearances/Goals: 122 2