Thomson, Charlie

Birth Date

25th October 1905


Perth, Perthshire



Biographical Text

Charlie Thomson, a goalkeeper from Scotland, joined Exeter City just before the declaration of war in 1939. Playing all three games in the short-lived 1939/40 season, he briefly reappeared for the club in 1945/46. His son 'Chic' Thomson was also a goalkeeper. 

He joined Exeter in 1939 on a free transfer from Brighton, who had paid a fee for him, and played all three games in the 1939/40 season that was soon suspended upon the outbreak of war. 

He started his career at Alloa before joining Falkirk where he stayed for four years and acted as an unused reserve for Scotland against France in 1932. He was at Brighton for five years playing 169 league games for the Sussex club.

After appearing for the Grecians in 1939, he returned to Scotland where he played for Dundee United in the Eastern Regional League and was on the losing side in the Scottish War Emergency Cup, won by Rangers.

He subsequently reappeared for Exeter City 1945/46 when he made six appearances in Division Three South (South of the Thames), his debut being in a 1-0 home win against Bristol City in December 1945. He also appeared in all four of the two-legged FA Cup ties against Trowbridge Town and Newport County. 

His son Charlie 'Chic' Thomson played in goal for Clyde, Chelsea and Nottingham Forest between 1949 and 1961.


13 (suspended 1939/40 season 3; 1945/46 interim competitions 6; FA Cup in 1945/46 4)



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