Joël Thomas

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Joël Thomas
Personal information
Full name Joël Fabrice Goho Bah Thomas
Date of birth (1987-06-30) 30 June 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth Caen, France
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Free agent
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Bordeaux B 21 (9)
2007 1. FC Kaiserslautern II 4 (2)
2008–2009 Hamilton Academical 26 (0)
2009 Colchester United 4 (0)
2009–2010 Hamilton Academical (loan) 11 (3)
2010 Hamilton Academical 3 (0)
2011 Ionikos 9 (3)
2012–2013 Turnu Severin 27 (6)
2013–2014 Dinamo București 15 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2014.

† Appearances (goals)

Joël Thomas (born 30 June 1987) is a French footballer of Ivorian descent.

Club career

Thomas joined French side Bordeaux in 2005 and spent two years with them before moving to Germany with Kaiserslautern. In August 2008, Thomas had a trial with Premier League club Wigan Athletic in August.[1] Shortly after that, Thomas joined Hamilton Accies.[2] He scored in the League Cup tie against Clyde.[3]

He signed for Colchester for a fee of £225,000, on 21 July 2009 from Hamilton Academical.[4]

He rejoined Hamilton Accies on loan in January 2010.[5]

His contact with Colchester United was terminated by mutual consent on 31 July 2010.[6]

On 12 August 2010, Hamilton have signed French striker Joel Thomas for a third time ahead of the new SPL season. The club have confirmed that free agent Thomas has signed a contract at New Douglas Park.[7] Joel Thomas signed a contract of six-month in Greece for Ionikos FC the 27 January 2011.

In June 2013, Thomas signed a contract for three years with Dinamo București. His first goals for Dinamo were scored in a Romanian Cup game, against Chindia Târgoviște.[8] He was released in December 2014.

International career

Thomas is eligible to play for France through birth, Côte d'Ivoire through lineage, and was coveted by the Mali team while he was playing for Colchester.[9][10]


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  3. "Hamilton Academical 3–1 Clyde". BBC. 26 August 2008. Retrieved 12 August 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Lindsay, Clive (21 July 2009). "Colchester secure Accies' Thomas". BBC Sport website.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Barnes, John (28 January 2010). "Joel Thomas to rejoin Hamilton as Marvin Andrews exits". BBC Sport. Retrieved 31 January 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "U's Flash: Club Cancels Thomas' Contract". Colchester United. 31 July 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Hamilton sign Joel Thomas for third time | Hamilton | Sport | STV". Sport. 12 August 2010. Retrieved 27 May 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Thomas, Durimel şi Lazăr au marcat primele goluri pentru Dinamo în meciul de cupă contra Chindiei". 31 October 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Thomas Coveted by Mali National team". Colchester Gazette.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Archives | Journal de l'île de la Réunion". Retrieved 27 May 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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