Billy Ritchie
Billy Ritchie
Billy Ritchie
● Billy Ritchie (SFF)

born in Scotland

William Ritchie was born on Friday, 11th September, 1936, in Newtongrange, Midlothian.

The 5' 11 (11st 12lbs) goalkeeper signed for Willie Thornton's Thistle on Saturday, 11th November, 1967, having most recently been with Rangers.

Aged 31, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 27th July, 1968, in a 3-3 friendly draw away to Bury.

Billy kept his first clean-sheet on Saturday, 24th August, 1968, in a 2-0 win at home to Morton in the League Cup.

He registered the last of his 9 clean-sheets on Saturday, 4th April, 1970, in a 0-0 draw at home to St Mirren in the SFL First Division.

He played his last game for the club on Tuesday, 14th April, 1970, in a 4-1 defeat away to Morton in the SFL First Division, having appeared as a Jag on 79 occasions.

His club-list included Bathgate Thistle, Rangers, Partick Thistle, Motherwell and Stranraer.

Billy died on Friday, 11th March, 2016, in Linlithgow, West Lothian, aged 79.

compiled from our All Games criteria.
# Age Clean-Sheet Match
1 31y, 11m, 13d clean-sheet 24.08.1968 Morton [h] W2-0 (League Cup Section 4 - game 4)
2 32y, 0m, 3d clean-sheet 14.09.1968 Clyde [h] W4-0 (SFL First Division - game 2)
3 32y, 1m, 1d clean-sheet 12.10.1968 Aberdeen [h] W1-0 (SFL First Division - game 6)
4 32y, 6m, 22d clean-sheet 02.04.1969 Clyde [a] W1-0 (Glasgow Cup Semi Final)
5 32y, 7m, 1d clean-sheet 12.04.1969 Dundee United [h] D0-0 (SFL First Division - game 33)
6 32y, 10m, 22d clean-sheet 02.08.1969 Crusaders [a] W2-0 (Friendly)
7 33y, 4m, 2d clean-sheet 13.01.1970 Queen of the South [a] W4-0 (Friendly)
8 33y, 6m, 3d clean-sheet 14.03.1970 Heart of Midlothian [h] W1-0 (SFL First Division - game 27)
9 33y, 6m, 24d clean-sheet 04.04.1970 St Mirren [h] D0-0 (SFL First Division - game 31)
Billy Ritchie's clean-sheet ratio
9/79 ← success rate → 11.4%
Thistle's clean-sheet ratio
1579/6773 ← success rate → 23.3%
@ 20-Apr-2024

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