Benny Rooney
Benny Rooney
see also: Benny Rooney (manager) →; Benny Rooney (opposition manager) →
Benny Rooney
● Benny Rooney, 1974 (PIN)

born in Scotland

Bernard Rooney was born on Monday, 3rd May, 1943, in Glasgow.

The defender signed for Davie McParland's Thistle on Tuesday, 20th November, 1973, having most recently been with St Johnstone.

Aged 30, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 24th November, 1973, in a 3-2 defeat at home to Arbroath in the SFL First Division.

Benny scored his first goal for Thistle on Sunday, 27th January, 1974, in a 6-1 win at home to Ferranti Thistle in the Scottish Cup.

He scored the last of his 4 goals on Saturday, 3rd January, 1976, in a 2-0 win at home to Kilmarnock in the SFL First Division.

He played his last game for the club on Wednesday, 14th April, 1976, in a 1-0 win at home to East Fife in the Spring Cup, having appeared as a Jag on 89 occasions.

Benny's club-list included Cambuslang Rangers, Celtic, Dumbarton, Dundee United, St Johnstone, Partick Thistle and Morton.

compiled from our All Games criteria.
Age Goal(s) Match
30y, 8m, 24d goal.png 27.01.1974 Ferranti Thistle [h] W6-1 (Scottish Cup 3rd Round)
31y, 8m, 15d goal.png 18.01.1975 Heart of Midlothian [a] L1-3 (SFL First Division - game 22)
32y, 4m, 3d goal.png 06.09.1975 Clyde [h] W1-0 (SFL First Division - game 2)
32y, 8m, 0d goal.png 03.01.1976 Kilmarnock [h] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 20)

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