An elegant and stylish defender who was part of the England U17 squad which became European Champions in May 2010 and captained England U19s to the Euro semi-finals of 2012.
Tom plays his club football for Manchester United where he has no shortage of role models in his own position, Thorpe is a good passer of the ball and very composed in possession so can also fill in a midfield role.
Also competent in the air, Thorpe made his first England appearance in 2008 when he featured for the U16s in the Victory Shield before progressing through the U17s, U18s and U19s.
Thorpe can also play in midfield and was an impressive performer for Noel Blake's U19s in qualifying for the European Championship Finals in 2012 when he expertly featured in a holding midfield role.
Peter Taylor picked him for the U20 squad to play in the FIFA U20 World Cup in Turkey during 2013.