Former Australian footballer Archie Thompson wears Norwich City Christmas jumper on Australian football show Thursday Night Shootout

Archie Thompson sporting a Norwich City Christmas jumper on an Australian football show. Picture Thu

Archie Thompson sporting a Norwich City Christmas jumper on an Australian football show. Picture ThursdayNightShootOut/Fox - Credit: ThursdayNightShootOut/Fox

They may be common sight on the people of Norfolk but now it seems that Norwich City Christmas jumpers are also popular across the other side of the world.

Archie Thompson sporting a Norwich City Christmas jumper on an Australian football show. Picture Thu

Archie Thompson sporting a Norwich City Christmas jumper on an Australian football show. Picture ThursdayNightShootOut/Fox - Credit: ThursdayNightShootOut/Fox

Former Australian footballer Archie Thompson was spotted wearing his very own Canaries festive jumper whilst appearing on the Australian television show Thursday Night Shootout.

The 38-year-old sported the jumper, which shows Father Christmas wearing a Canaries hat, whilst appearing on the punditry show alongside former Aston Villa keeper Mark Bosnich and Ante Covic.

On the show Thompson said he had been a fan of the Canaries since his friend Adrian Leijer made four appearances for City during a loan spell in 2009.

But Thompson admitted that it wasn't exactly the case.


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'To be honest I got given the jumper to wear for the show,' said Thompson.

'I'm actually not a supporter but if I was a supporter it was the jumper that would of converted me not the actual football team,' he joked.

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Thompson currently holds the all-time scoring record in the Hyundai A-League in Australia and he also holds the world record for the most goals scored in a single international match after he netted a staggering 13 in Australia's 31-0 win against American Samo in 2001.

The Canaries shop offers an array of Christmas inspired merchandise including wrapping paper, Christmas trees and crackers.

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