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Scott Thompson (born 14 March 1983) is an Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League (AFL).
He was drafted by Melbourne with the 16th selection in the 2000 AFL Draft from Port Adelaide in the SANFL. Debuting with the Melbourne in 2001 as a 19-year-old, he struggled to break through into the side. He only played 27 games in his first three seasons, until 2004 when he only missed one game in the first half of the season before breaking his foot in round 13 and missing the remainder of the year.
At the end of the 2004 season Thompson asked to return to South Australia and Adelaide was able to complete a trade, exchanging their first round draft selection, (number 13 overall). He missed the first game of the 2005 season but played every game from then on for Adelaide, kicking 27 goals for the year. Thompson continued to improve and by 2007 was arguably one of the elite players in the AFL, averaging almost 25 disposals and 6 marks per game and polling 18 votes in the 2007 Brownlow Medal to finish equal seventh.
Thompson played every game in 2008 and really stepped up to becoming an elite midfielder, finishing third in the Malcolm Blight Medal (Adelaide best and fairest) and for the second year in a row polling the most votes for his club in the Brownlow Medal. Thompson was chosen to play for Australia in the 2008 International Rules Series against Ireland in October 2008 along with teammate Nathan Bock, but was only able to play in the first match due to a leg injury.
In 2011's round 22 match against the Gold Coast Suns, Thompson recorded a career high 51 disposals, with 18 in the first quarter. It was the second highest amount of disposals by an VFL/AFL player since the recording of statistics, falling two short of Greg Williams' 53 disposals in 1990 against St Kilda.