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Tanner Thompson
Personal information
Date of birth (1994-08-12) August 12, 1994 (age 26)
Place of birth Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 Indiana Hoosiers 83 (18)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017 Indy Eleven 20 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:10, 30 October 2017 (UTC)

Tanner Thompson (born August 12, 1994) is a former American professional soccer player.


Youth and college

Thompson attended the Indiana University for four years, where he was a 3x All American for the Hoosiers. With the Hoosiers, Thompsons scored 18 goals in 83 appearances, while also recording 19 assists.

He was named NSCAA First Team All-American twice (2014 & 2016), and NSCAA Third Team All-American once in 2015. Thompson was 2x Big 10 Conference Midfielder of the Year (2015 & 2016), and a 2x MAC-Hermann Trophy Semifinalist (2014 & 2016). He was also a 3x NSCAA First Team All-Midwest Region (2014-2016) and a part of the First Team All-Big 10 Conference Team on three occasions (2014, 2015, and 2016).

He was also nominated for the senior class award in 2016.[1]


Thompson was drafted in the fourth round, 67th overall, in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft by Minnesota United on January 17, 2017.[2] However, he wasn't signed by the club. Thompson later signed with NASL club Indy Eleven on March 21, 2017.[3]

Thompson made his professional debut on March 25, 2017, in a 1-1 draw with San Francisco Deltas, where he also recorded his first goal.[4]


Tanner's young brother is fellow soccer player Tommy, who currently plays for San Jose Earthquakes in Major League Soccer.[5] His father is former-United States soccer player Gregg Thompson.[6]


  1. ^ "Tanner Thompson - 2015".
  2. ^ "United drafts Tanner Thompson, an Indiana midfielder with ties to Stillwater". 18 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-03-27. Retrieved 2017-05-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-03-27. Retrieved 2017-03-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Thompson brothers reunite in San Jose".
  6. ^ "Thompson brothers are headed to Indiana".
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