Michael Thomson (footballer)
|Full name||Michael Thomson|
|Date of birth||26 November 1961|
|Height||187 cm (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||86 kg (190 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1990.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Recruited locally, Thomson's career at Essendon coincided one of the club's most successful decades and as a result he found it difficult to command regular selection. He played ten games in 1981, his first season, which included an elimination final. In the opening round of the 1982 season he kicked five goals against Footscray but made just two further appearances that year. He participated in the Essendon reserves premiership in 1983 and put in some good performances in the seniors, including having 42 disposals and kicking three goals in a win over St Kilda. In 1984 he didn't play a single game and a shoulder injury restricted him to just six appearance in 1985, missing out on both of Essendon's premierships.
Thomson, a utility, was used mostly in the back pocket and as a wingman over the course of his career. He was granted a clearance to Richmond in 1987 and was a regular fixture in the team that year, averaging 18 disposals. After adding a 24 more games to his tally over the next three season, Thomson left Richmond.
He is the former husband of radio personality Brigitte Duclos.
- "Thomson, Michael". Essendon Football Club official website. Archived from the original on 26 March 2012.
- Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
- "Michael Thomson". AFL Tables.
- Herald Sun, "Radio star tells of marriage split ", 2 December 2007. Sam Stynes.