Alex Elliott
Alex Elliott
Alex Elliott
● Alex Elliott, 1929 (LLF)

born in Scotland

Alexander Cooper Elliott was born on Tuesday, 10th January, 1905, in Maryhill, Glasgow.

The 5' 7½ (11st 4lbs) midfielder signed for George Easton's Thistle on Tuesday, 31st May, 1927, having most recently been with Glasgow Perthshire.

Aged 22, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 24th September, 1927, in a 5-2 win at home to Hamilton Academical in the SFL First Division.

Alex scored his first goal for Thistle on Saturday, 31st December, 1927, in a 2-2 draw at home to Dundee in the SFL First Division.

He scored the last of his 21 goals on Monday, 28th September, 1936, in a 3-0 win at home to Clyde in the Glasgow Cup.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 27th April, 1940, in a 3-1 defeat away to St Mirren in the Regional League, Western Division, having clocked up a mighty 447 appearances as a Jag.

His club-list included Glasgow Perthshire and Partick Thistle.

Alex died in 1988, in Glasgow, aged 83. *

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Bio Extra

This Maryhill born 22-year-old joined Thistle from Glasgow Perthshire in May 1927 and stayed with the club for the next 13 years, making some 450 appearances for the Jags. Quite a record. Alex and Eddie McLeod formed a stable half back platform and he was known for his elegant link up play. Unfortunately, Alex was denied a gold medal in Thistle’s Glasgow Dental Cup victory in the 1928-29 season, with Jimmy Richmond taking the right half berth for the 3 matches. He played in the 1930 Scottish Cup Final, where the Jags lost 2-1 to Rangers after a 0-0 draw. Over 200,000 watched the 2 games! Alex, however was on the winning side in Thistle’s Glasgow Cup and Glasgow Merchant’s Charity Cup victories in the 1934-35 season. He played for the Scottish League XI against the Irish League XI in 1938, and also played in two editions of the Glasgow FA's annual challenge match against Sheffield. Alex joined the military in World War 2.

On account of his service during WWII, Alex is included in our feature piece, The Partick Thistle returned →.


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