Mickey Thomas (footballer)

Michael Reginald Thomas (born 7 July 1954) is a former Welsh footballer who played as a winger. At club level, he played for Wrexham, Manchester United, Everton, Brighton & Hove Albion, Stoke City, Chelsea, West Bromwich Albion, Derby County, Shrewsbury Town and Leeds United. As a Welsh international, he made 51 appearances and scored four goals.[1]

Mickey Thomas
Personal information
Full name Michael Reginald Thomas[1]
Date of birth (1954-07-07) 7 July 1954 (age 67)[1]
Place of birth Mochdre, Wales[1]
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[1]
Position(s) Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1978 Wrexham 230 (33)
1978–1981 Manchester United 90 (11)
1981 Everton 10 (0)
1981–1982 Brighton & Hove Albion 20 (0)
1982–1984 Stoke City 57 (14)
1984–1985 Chelsea 44 (9)
1985–1986 West Bromwich Albion 20 (0)
1986Derby County (loan) 9 (0)
1986–1988 Wichita Wings ? (?)
1988–1989 Shrewsbury Town 40 (1)
1989–1990 Leeds United 3 (0)
1990–1991 Stoke City 46 (7)
1991–1993 Wrexham 34 (2)
1994 Porthmadog ? (?)
Total 603 (77)
National team
1976–1986 Wales 51 (4)
Teams managed
1994 Porthmadog
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas began his career with local side Wrexham where he spent eight seasons and earned a move to Manchester United in 1978. After three seasons at Old Trafford, Thomas had short spells at Everton and Brighton & Hove Albion before joining Stoke City in August 1982. After one and a half seasons at the Victoria Ground, he moved on to Chelsea, with whom he helped gain promotion in 1983–84. He then played for West Bromwich Albion and Derby County and also spent two years in the United States playing indoor football for Wichita Wings. He moved back to England in 1988 to play for Shrewsbury Town and Leeds United before making returns to Stoke City and Wrexham.