Few have contributed as much to football in Australia as Archie Thompson.
After scoring Melbourne Victory’s first ever regular season goal in the inaugural A-League season in 2005, the talented striker went on to find the back of the net a total of 90 times across 224 domestic appearances for Melbourne Victory, with whom he won three championships.
The 40-year-old sits third on the A-League’s all-time scoring list and played 54 matches for the Socceroos; combine all that with a Golden Boot, a Joe Marston Medal and two Victory medals and it’s fair to say the 40-year-old is one of the most decorated football players in our nation’s history.
This week on the Game of Codes podcast, Thompson joined us to give his predictions for the upcoming A-League and FA Cup finals.
In the wake of discussions around policing in the A-League, we also asked the former Socceroo to share his perspective as a player on tensions between A-League fans and the police and what can be done to create a more harmonious matchday experience for football fans.
Listen to Archie Thompson on Game of Codes: