Bill Gray
Bill Gray
Bill Gray
● Bill Gray, 1906 (FFW)

born in Scotland

William John Gray was born on Sunday, 5th March, 1882, in Inverness.

The 5' 9 (12st 10lbs) defender signed for Thistle on Thursday, 14th August, 1902, having most recently been with Inverness Thistle.

Aged 20, he made his debut appearance on Tuesday, 19th August, 1902, in a 4-0 friendly win at home to Third Lanark.

Bill scored his first goal for Thistle on Tuesday, 18th August, 1903, in a 1-0 friendly win at home to Stenhousemuir.

He scored the last of his 18 goals on Saturday, 1st May, 1909, in a 3-1 defeat away to Rangers in the Glasgow Charity Cup.

That turned out to be his last game for the club, having clocked up 131 appearances as a Jag.

His club-list included Inverness Thistle, Partick Thistle, Dunblane, Southampton and Raith Rovers.

Bill died on Saturday, 18th November, 1916, in Somme, France, aged 34.

compiled from our All Games criteria.
Age Goal(s) Match
21y, 5m, 13d goal.png 18.08.1903 Stenhousemuir [h] W1-0 (Friendly)
21y, 6m, 7d goal.png 12.09.1903 Morton [a] W3-1 (SFL First Division - game 5)
22y, 10m, 30d goal.png 04.02.1905 Hibernian [h] W4-2 (Scottish Cup 1st Round replay)
23y, 2m, 3d goal.png 08.05.1905 Celtic [h] W3-0 (Andrew Wilson Benefit)
23y, 2m, 10d goal.pnggoal.png 15.05.1905 Rangers [h] W5-0 (Glasgow Charity Cup Quarter Final)
23y, 2m, 15d goal.png 20.05.1905 Third Lanark [n] D1-1 (Glasgow Charity Cup Semi Final)
23y, 2m, 19d goal.png 24.05.1905 Third Lanark [n] W*1-1 (Glasgow Charity Cup Semi Final replay) * W7-0 corners
23y, 6m, 25d goal.png 30.09.1905 Falkirk [a] D1-1 (SFL First Division - game 7)
23y, 9m, 4d goal.png 09.12.1905 Airdrieonians [h] W1-0 (SFL First Division - game 15)
23y, 10m, 22d goal.png 27.01.1906 Leith Athletic [a] W2-1 (Scottish Cup 1st Round)
23y, 10m, 29d goal.png 03.02.1906 Heart of Midlothian [h] W4-1 (SFL First Division - game 23)
26y, 0m, 16d goal.png 21.03.1908 Falkirk [h] D1-1 (SFL First Division - game 27)
26y, 1m, 13d goal.png 18.04.1908 Motherwell [h] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 31)
26y, 1m, 15d goal.png 20.04.1908 Third Lanark [a] L1-2 (SFL First Division - game 32)
26y, 5m, 15d goal.png 20.08.1908 Clyde [a] W3-2 (Masonic Lodge Fund Raiser)
26y, 9m, 14d goal.png 19.12.1908 Port Glasgow Athletic [a] D2-2 (SFL First Division - game 18)
27y, 1m, 26d goal.png 01.05.1909 Rangers [a] L1-3 (Glasgow Charity Cup Quarter Final)


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