Bio
Thomas Thompson
Born: 1902-00-00
Intl. since:
Hometown: Lemington, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Country: England
Speaks: English
Occupation: insurence (now called Aviva)
Hobbies:

Otherwise known as Tommy Thompson. Tommy was the youngest ever FA Cup final referee (aged 37yrs) at the time.

FA final

Thompson officiated this FA Cup final in 1939 at the Empire Stadium Wembley. The finalists were Portsmouth and Wolverhampton Wanderers. Portsmouth won and because the next final wasn't played again until 1946 consequently Portsmouth supporters were able to claim they had held the cup for the longest period.

perfect

Thompson was described at the time by the Arsenal manager George Allison as the perfect referee.

other

Tommy Thompson used to work in the offices of what is now Aviva but was then part of Norwich Union in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
There is an entry about Tommy's exploits in the Aviva Archives and in the Northumberland FA records.

Thanks to Mr David Regan

Did you know
TOMMY

  • Tommy also refereed the famous match in 1945 between Glasgow Rangers and Moscow Dynamo when the Russian team tried to play with 12 men!
    Thanks to Mr David Regan
Statistics
Statistics for THOMAS THOMPSON
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 0 0 0
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0 0 0
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0 0
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0 0 0
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0 0 0
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0 0

Based on 6 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR THOMAS THOMPSON
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
friendly
HungaryItaly1939-06-081 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
NetherlandsBelgium1939-04-233 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
NetherlandsBelgium1938-02-277 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
ScotlandCzechoslovakia1937-12-085 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
British Championship
ScotlandWales1938-11-093 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Northern IrelandScotland1936-10-311 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)