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 357 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.

compiled from our All Games criteria.
Age Goal(s) Match
19y, 5m, 19d goal.png 13.03.1976 Meadowbank Thistle [h] W5-0 (Spring Cup Section 3 - game 2)
20y, 1m, 7d goal.png 30.10.1976 Rangers [h] W2-1 (SFL Premier Division - game 8)
22y, 10m, 26d goal.png 18.08.1979 Morton [a] L1-2 (SFL Premier Division - game 2)
24y, 4m, 1d goal.png 24.01.1981 Clyde [h] D2-2 (Scottish Cup 3rd Round)
24y, 7m, 2d goal.png 25.04.1981 Rangers [h] D1-1 (SFL Premier Division - game 35)
26y, 3m, 23d goal.png 15.01.1983 Clydebank [a] W3-1 (SFL First Division - game 23)

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