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|Full name||Niall Joseph Thompson|
|Date of birth||16 April 1974|
|Place of birth||Birmingham, England|
|Surrey United Firefighters (head coach)|
|1990||Edmonton Brick Men||16||(3)|
|2000||Bay Area Seals||6||(2)|
|2010–||Surrey United Firefighters|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Thompson moved to Canada, aged two, and later played for the Edmonton Brick Men and Winnipeg Fury in the Canadian Soccer League. He then played for the PSV Eindhoven youth team. He started his professional career as a trainee with Crystal Palace but after an unsuccessful spell moved to play for Colchester United, before returning to Canada for family reasons. Thompson played on for Montreal Impact, Seattle Sounders and Zultse VV, before returning to Canada again to play local football, while waiting for a visa which would allow him to play in the United States. Seattle Sounders expressed interest in re-signing him, but could not due to visa issues. A friend contacted Micky Adams, then-manager of English Second Division side Brentford and Thompson signed for the club on non-contract terms in February 1998. After leaving the Bees in September 1998, Thompson went on to play for Vancouver 86ers, Airdrieonians, Bay Area Seals, Wycombe Wanderers, Montreal Impact and Vancouver Whitecaps.
Thompson represented Canada at the 1991 Pan American Games. He made his senior debut for Canada in a March 1993 friendly match against South Korea and earned a total of nine caps, scoring two goals. He represented Canada in just one FIFA World Cup qualification match, in October 2000. That game, against Panama, proved to be his final international.
- Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first.
|1||4 June 1995||Varsity Stadium, Toronto, Ontario, Canada||Turkey||1–2||1–3||Friendly|
|2||18 May 1998||Varsity Stadium, Toronto, Ontario, Canada||North Macedonia||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
- "Niall Thompson". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
- VMSL TEAM'S DIRECTORY
- Brentford Matchday Magazine versus Bournemouth 07/03/98. Quay Design of Poole. 1998. p. 6.
- CANADIAN JOINS ON TRIAL – Chairboys on the Net Archived 8 October 2006 at the Wayback Machine
- Niall Thompson Rejoins Vancouver – USL Fans
- "Canada Soccer". canadasoccer.com. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
- Record at FIFA Tournaments – FIFA
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