Full Name: Michael Thomson
Date of Birth: 26/11/1961
Height: 187 cm ( 6-1 1/2 )
Weight: 86 kg ( 13-8 )
Debut: 29/03/1987, Round 1, West Coast
Last Game: 06/04/1990, Round 2, North Melbourne
Total Games: 42
Total Goals: 15
Total Games: 16
Total Goals: 3
Michael was a well-built utility player who gave Richmond solid service. He started his career with Essendon in 1979 and spent eight seasons there before moving to Punt Road. Whilst at Richmond he played mainly in defence, usually at full-back where he used his strength and spoiling tactics to wear down opponents. Michael returned to Essendon for part of the 1990 season and in 1991 he played in the Amateurs. Away from football, he runs a Landscape gardening and indoor plant distributing business.
Aberfeldie Juniors to 1978 ; Essendon Thirds 1979-80 ; Essendon Reserves 1979-86 ( Honours - Premiership 1983 ; Essendon 1981-86, Games 46, Goals 31.
Essendon Reserves 1990, Games 91 including 1979-86, Goals 64 including 1979-1986 ; Old Melburnians 1991.