Brian Whittaker
Brian Whittaker
Brian Whittaker
● Brian Whittaker, 1979 (PAN)

born in Scotland

Brian John Whittaker was born on Sunday, 23rd September, 1956, in Glasgow.

The 6' 0 (11st 0lbs) defender signed for Bertie Auld's Thistle on Friday, 26th July, 1974, having most recently been with Sighthill Amateurs.

Aged 18, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 26th April, 1975, in a 2-2 draw away to Clyde in the SFL First Division.

Brian scored his first goal for Thistle on Saturday, 13th March, 1976, in a 5-0 win at home to Meadowbank Thistle in the Spring Cup.

He scored the last of his 6 goals on Saturday, 15th January, 1983, in a 3-1 win away to Clydebank in the SFL First Division.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 13th August, 1983, in an 8-0 friendly win away to Hawick Royal Albert, having clocked up an impressive 358 appearances as a Jag.

His club-list included Partick Thistle, Celtic, Heart of Midlothian and Falkirk.

Brian died on Sunday, 7th September, 1997, in Edinburgh, aged 40.

Bio Extra

Established himself as the regular left-back in the successful Thistle team of the late 70's and was subject of several reported transfer bids. However, he remained at Firhill until a transfer to Celtic in 1983 which brought John Buckley to Firhill. Went on to play with Hearts and Falkirk. His casual style did not endear him to all the Thistle fans, but in all, played over 300 times for Thistle.


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