|Full name||Wayne Junior Robert Thomas|
|Date of birth||May 17, 1979|
|Place of birth||Gloucester, England|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1. Events 1521 - Edward Stafford 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed for Treason. Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) Gloucester (ˈɡlɒstɚ) is a city, district and County town of Gloucestershire in the South West region of England. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland 88 m)|
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Wayne Junior Robert Thomas is an English professional footballer born in Gloucester, Gloucestershire. Gloucester (ˈɡlɒstɚ) is a city, district and County town of Gloucestershire in the South West region of England. History See also History of Gloucestershire Gloucestershire is a historic county mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in the 10th century He can line up both in the centre of defence and at right-back and is currently playing for Southampton F.C.
Wayne first began his career playing for Torquay United. Southampton Football Club is a professional English football team, nicknamed The Saints and based in the city of Southampton. Torquay United Football Club, nicknamed the Gulls is an English association football club based in the seaside resort town of Torquay, Devon He would go on to make over one hundred league appearances for 'The Gulls', and one season managed to be an 'ever-present', starting all forty-four league games. His performances soon brought attention from larger clubs, with Stoke City, then in the Second Division, winning the race for his signature in the summer of 2000, paying a transfer fee of £200,000. Stoke City Football Club is a football club based in Stoke-on-Trent, England.
He proved to be an astute signing by Gudjon Thordarson and in the 2001-02 season helped Stoke achieve promotion through the play-offs with a 2-0 win at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff against Brentford. Guðjón Þórðarson (in English - Thordarson (born September 14, 1955) is an Icelandic football manager The Millennium Stadium (Stadiwm y Mileniwm is the National stadium of Wales, located in the capital Cardiff. Cardiff ( 'kɑːdɪf) is the Capital and the largest city and county in Wales. Brentford Football Club are an English football club based in Brentford in the London Borough of Hounslow. Despite the promotion, Thordarson was sacked and replaced by Steve Cotterill. Stephen John Cotterill, born July 20, 1964 is an English former footballer and manager. Cotterill was manager for just six months before he resigned amidst much controversy to become assistant manager at Sunderland. Sunderland Association Football Club is a professional Association football team based in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England, which plays in
After a short spell under the caretaker manager Dave Kevan, Tony Pulis would become the new manager of 'The Potters'. Anthony Richard "Tony" Pulis (born 16 January 1958 in Newport) is a Welsh former football player and is currently the manager Thomas' career would flourish under Pulis and so, with his contract running out in the summer of 2005, several Championship clubs were looking to sign the powerful defender on a Bosman transfer. The Bosman ruling (Union Royal Belges des Sociétés de Football Association ASBL & others v The race was eventually won by Steve Cotterill, now managing Burnley after Cotterill flew out to Thomas' holiday home in Florida to persuade him. Burnley Football Club, nicknamed The Clarets, is a professional football club managed by Owen Coyle and based in Burnley, Lancashire Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the
His first season as a Burnley player was an unsuccessful one, as he was hit with two serious injuries; first tearing his knee ligaments and then, after a surprisingly quick recovery, breaking his second metatarsal bone. The metatarsus consists of the five long Bones of the Foot, which are numbered from the medial side ( ossa metatarsalia I This second injury ended his season. Thomas was made club captain when the 2006-07 season kicked off.
Thomas had a difficult start to the 2006-07 season, being deemed at least partially at fault for some goals conceded and being sent off twice before the end of September, however Cotterill showed faith in Thomas by retaining him as captain on his return from suspension. Although his form improved, he was replaced as captain in February 2007 by recent signing Steven Caldwell. Steven Caldwell (born September 12, 1980 in Stirling) is a Scottish footballer.
In July 2007, The News Of The World reported that Coventry City manager Iain Dowie was to make an improved bid for the defender after having an initial £200,000 offer turned down by Burnley. Coventry City Football Club, otherwise known as the Sky Blues owing to the traditional colour of their strip is an association football club based in Coventry, Iain Dowie (born January 9 1965 in Hatfield Hertfordshire, England) is a football manager, currently managing Queens Park Rangers Then in August 2007, Thomas signed for Southampton in a £1. Southampton Football Club is a professional English football team, nicknamed The Saints and based in the city of Southampton. 2 million deal.  He made his debut in Southampton's 2-1 away defeat to Norwich City. PLEASE NOTE This section is the introduction Please do not add too much detail here
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