Chic Thomson

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Chic Thomson
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0Full Name Charles Richard Thomson
0Date of Birth 2 March 1930
0Place of Birth Perth, Scotland
0Position Goalkeeper
0Chelsea career 1952-1957
0Debut 26 December 1952
0Games (goals) 59 (0)
0Other clubs Clyde
Nottingham Forest

Charlie "Chic" Thomson (2 March 1930 – 6 January 2009) was a Scottish goalkeeper who played for Chelsea between 1952 and 1957, having signed from Clyde. He was a member of Chelsea's first league title-winning side in 1955.


Before Chelsea

Thomson began his career with Clyde, and one of his first appearances for the club came in the Scottish Cup against Rangers at Hampden Park, though his side lost 4-1. He stayed with the club until October 1952, when he became one of the first signings of new Chelsea manager, Ted Drake.

Chelsea career

Thomson was a member of Chelsea's 1954-55 league title-winning side, playing in the final 16 games of the run-in, including the title decider against Chelsea's main rivals, Wolverhampton Wanderers, during which he made a crucial last-minute save to secure a 1-0 win.

He struggled to retain his position as first-choice goalkeeper at Chelsea, however, losing out to Bill Robertson, and signed for Nottingham Forest in 1957 having made 59 appearances for Chelsea.

After Chelsea

Two years later, he was a member of Forest's FA Cup-winning team, helping preserve their 2-1 lead over Luton Town in the final minutes at Wembley. He remained at Forest until 1961, making 136 appearances, and joined lower league side, Valley Sports, where he ended his career. He died on 6 January 2009 in Nottingham. [1]


Season League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1952-53 15 0 7 0 22 0
1953-54 7 0 1 0 8 0
1954-55 16 0 2 0 18 0
1955-56 8 0 3 0 11 0
Total 46 0 13 0 59 0

Career honours

Nottingham Forest
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