Billy Troup
Billy Troup
Billy Troup
● Billy Troup, 1990 (HA)

born in Scotland

William Troup was born on Friday, 27th September, 1968, in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire.

The 5' 10 (11st 2lbs) midfielder joined John Lambie's Thistle in August, 1990, having most recently been with Kilpatrick.

Aged 21, he made his sole appearance on Tuesday, 7th August, 1990, in a 10-1 friendly win away to Tarff Rovers.

There were no goals for Billy in his one-off appearance for Thistle.

His club-list included Kilpatrick, Partick Thistle, Albion Rovers and Yoker Athletic.

Bio Extra

Billy Troup could play in a variety of positions in both the defence and the midfield. He had been playing in the juveniles grade with Kilpatrick when he joined Lambie's Jags at the beginning of season 1990-91. He was thrust into action almost immediately in a pre-season friendly at Balgreen Park, home to the (now defunct) Tarff Rovers from Kirkcowan, deep in the South West. It was certainly a lively starter for Billy, playing with the number 6 on his back. After some rough tackles on Flood and Charnley, the game settled to a rout. Goals by the aforementioned duo made it 2-0, then a defensive mistake led to a goal for the home side. Flood, Law, Flood and Charnley (pen) made it 6-1 at half-time. English made it 7, and McConville's solo run for the 8th was the pick of the second half formalities. Straiton's penalty made it 9, before Gallacher completed the scoring at 10-1.

Despite all that excitement, that was it for Billy as far as first-team duty went, and his time during the season was spent entirely in the reserves. In a bid for senior game time he switched to Albion Rovers for season 1991-92 and played with them several times in the Second Division. He later stepped back to the juniors game and played with Yoker Athletic.


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