William Earle Thomas more commonly known as Earle Thomas was a soccer player who represented New Zealand at international level.
Thomas' clubs included Hamilton, University-Mount Wellington, Eastern Suburbs AFC, and Blockhouse Bay.
Thomas made his senior All Whites debut in a 3-5 against Australia on 5 November 1967, and scored 2 goals in his first start 3 days later in a 3-1 win over Singapore. He went on to finish his international playing career with 23 A-international caps to his credit, his final cap coming in a 1-2 loss against New Caledonia on October 2, 1976. Thomas scored 7 A-international goals and captained his country on numerous occasions.
In 2013, Thomas became a founding committee member of the independent group Friends of Football