Walsall player 140.Gábor Bukrán

Gábor Bukrán (born 16 November 1975 in Eger) is a Hungarian professional footballer who plays in Belgium for Union Royale Namur.
He began his career in 1992 with Budapest Honvéd before moving to the Belgian side Charleroi in 1993. After four years in Belgium he moved to Spain to play with Córdoba CF and Xerez CD, for whom he played one season each; he later moved to English side Walsall. After leaving Walsall he then spent a very brief period of time at fellow English side Wigan Athletic, before moving to Austrian side SV Salzburg. He spent two years at Salzburg before returning to Belgium with Royal Antwerp in 2003. He later signed with Union Royale Namur.


Gábor Bukrán
Personal information
Date of birth 16 November 1975 (age 40)
Place of birth Eger, Hungary
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Last known team
RJS Heppignies-Lambusart-Fleurus
Number 8
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1993 Budapest Honvéd
1993–1997 Charleroi 63 (1)
1997–1998 Córdoba CF
1998–1999 Xerez CD 18 (2)
1999–2001 Walsall 73 (4)
2001 Wigan Athletic 1 (0)
2001–2003 SV Salzburg 14 (0)
2003–2005 Royal Antwerp 20 (1)
2005–2010 Union Royale Namur 124 (8)
2010- RJS Heppignies-Lambusart-Fleurus 16 (0)
National team
1996-1997 Hungary U21 2 (0)
2000 Hungary 1 (0)

Walsall player 76. Christopher David Thompson

 Christopher David Thompson
Date of birth 24 January 1960
Place of birth Walsall, England

Date of death 5 June 2012 (aged 52)
Place of death Tipton, England

Playing position Midfielder, Forward

Youth career
Bolton Wanderers

Senior career
Years                                     Team                            Apps            (Gls)
1977–1983                            Bolton Wanderers            73             (18)
1983 →(loan)                         Lincoln City                       6               (0)
1983–1986                            Blackburn Rovers             85            (24)
1986–1988                            Wigan Athletic                 74              (12)
1988–1990                            Blackpool                        39                (8)
1990                                      Cardiff City                        2                (0)
1991                                      Walsall                              3                (0)


Christopher “Chris” Thompson (24 January 1960 – 5 June 2012) was an English footballer who played as a midfielder or a forward.
Thompson was born in Walsall, West Midlands on 24 January 1960. He started his career at Bolton Wanderers, signing professional terms with the club in 1977 after impressing in the club youth teams. He made his debut for the club on 25 October 1977 in a League Cup match against Peterborough United. His first league appearance for the club came during the 1979–80 season, appearing as a substitute in a 3–1 defeat against Coventry City. He made a total of 81 appearances in all competitions for Bolton, scoring 20 goals, before being transferred to Blackburn Rovers in 1983.
During his three-year spell at Blackburn, Thompson made 100 appearances and scored 26 goals before moving to Wigan Athletic in 1986. In his fourth league game for Wigan, he scored a hat-trick in a 5–1 win against his hometown club Walsall. He scored nine goals during the 1986–87 season, helping the club reach the inaugural Football League play-offs. Despite Thompson scoring the opening goal in the first leg of the play-off semi final against Swindon Town, the club went on to lose the game 3–2, and would ultimately be knocked out by the same scoreline on aggregate. Thompson also played an important role in the club’s 1986–87 FA Cup run, scoring in the Second and Third Round against Darlington and Gillingham. He also scored the opening goal in the Fifth Round match against Hull City, which Wigan went on to win 3–0, reaching the quarter finals for the first time in their history.
In 1988, Thompson joined Sam Ellis’ Blackpool. In his first season at Bloomfield Road, he made 36 League appearances and scored eight goals. The following season, 1989–90, under Jimmy Mullen, who had taken over with five games remaining of the previous term, Thompson made three appearances before being sold to Cardiff City.
He made only five further League appearances (two for Cardiff and three for Walsall) before retiring from the game in 1991 at the age of 31.
Thompson was found dead at his flat in Anderson Gardens, Tipton, on 5 June 2012. An inquest into his death six months later failed to identify a specific cause of death, but the pathologist had discovered sclerosis of the liver and due to the decomposed state of his body he may have died several weeks before his body was discovered. His sister, Maureen Bradshaw, told the coroner that he had struggled with depression in later life and was a heavy drinker.

Walsall Player 44 Brian Taylor

Brian Taylor (2 July 1949 – 1993) was an English footballer who played in the football League for Plymouth Argyle, Preston North End,  Walsall and  Wigan Athletic.

For a player who played over 216 games for us, there is very little information about him available.

Brian Taylor
Personal information
Date of birth 2 July 1949
Place of birth Gateshead, England
Date of death 1993
Playing position Winger
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1971 Coventry City 0 (0)
1971–1978 Walsall 216+ (25)
1977–1978 Plymouth Argyle 35 (5)
1979–1982 Preston North End 99 (1)
1982 Wigan Athletic (loan) 8 (0)