Steve Thompson started his football career with Saltash United in the Western League, while also serving in the RAF, becoming a physical fitness instructor. In 1981 he moved into the League with Bristol City and Torquay United before returning to Falmouth and then Saltash. In 1987 he joined Slough United, playing there for five years before Martin O’Neill took him to Wycombe Wanderers for a £15k fee in February 1992. Steve was part of the Chairboys’ side which lifted the Conference title and the FA Trophy and, in 1994, played in the Division 3 Play-Off Final.
He joined Woking in October 1995, collecting another Trophy winner’s medal the following season when the Cards defeated Dagenham and Redbridge. Forever etched in the memory of Woking fans is Steve’s dramatic last-minute equaliser at Premiership Coventry City in the FA Cup. In March 1998 Steve joined Yeovil as player/fitness coach, taking over briefly as Manager in late 1999 and then serving as Assistant Manager under successive managers before taking the reins again in October 2005. In May 2006 he reverted to coach under Russell Slade, with the Glovers reaching the League 1 Play-Off Final in 2007. Steve left Yeovil in February 2009 following Slade’s departure.
In his mid-40s Steve appeared for Bridgewater Town and Shaftesbury Town before becoming Manager of Truro City in December 2009, leaving in March 2010. He was appointed First Team Coach at Woking in January 2011 following Garry Hill’s arrival.
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Date of Birth: 12/01/1963