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Archibald Gerald "Archie" Thompson (born 23 October 1978) is an Australian professional footballer who currently plays as a forward for Murray United in the National Premier Leagues Victoria 2, in addition to serving as a club ambassador for Melbourne Victory FC.
Born in New Zealand, Thompson played youth football at the New South Wales Institute of Sport before going on to play numerous seasons in the National Soccer League and A-League. After eleven seasons with Melbourne Victory, he moved on to play for Heidelberg United in 2016. Thompson also played overseas, for Belgian Pro League side Lierse and for Dutch Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven.
Thompson has played over 50 times for Australia, scoring 28 goals. He was in the squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the 2001 and 2005 FIFA Confederations Cups, the 2007 AFC Asian Cup, the 2008 Summer Olympics and the successful 2004 OFC Nations Cup.
He holds the all-time scoring record in the A-League, and the all time goal scoring record for a single international match, where he scored 13 goals in a 31–0 victory against American Samoa, in 2001.Close