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Archie Thompson

Archie Thompson is Australian football royalty who spent the majority of his career with Melbourne Victory FC. In his illustrious career with the club, he went on to win 3 championships and 2 prestigious Victory Medals, the highest honour awarded by the club. The former Socceroo has made over 50 appearances for Australia, scoring 28 goals.

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Archie Thompson's Biography

Archie Thompson is Australian football royalty who spent the majority of his career with Melbourne Victory FC. In his illustrious career with the club, he went on to win 3 championships and 2 prestigious Victory Medals, the highest honour awarded by the club.

The former Socceroo has made over 50 appearances for Australia, scoring 28 goals. He played a pivotal role in the 2005 qualification games against Uruguay, which saw Australia break a 35 year drought. 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.

Thompson’s 13-goal haul against American Samoa in 2001 remains a World record.

Archie was one of Australia’s elite football players and is now forging a career in media, taking on a role with Fox Sports as a key commentator on Fox Sports A-League coverage.

Archie has joined Football Star Academy as a franchisee and ambassador. The Football Star Academy purpose is to “create a movement of change for tomorrow’s grassroots leaders”, giving children from ages 5 to 12 years old a professional and fun learning environment.

Archie is an ambassador for Polished Man in 2020, an organisation raising awareness to end violence against children.

Archie hopes to inspire others through sharing his own life’s journey.