Colin McAdam
Colin McAdam
Colin McAdam
● Colin McAdam, 1980 (FKS)

born in Scotland

Colin Crawford McAdam was born on Tuesday, 28th August, 1951, in Glasgow.

The 6' 2 (13st 0lbs) forward signed for Bertie Auld's Thistle in 1978, having most recently been with Heart of Midlothian.

Aged 26, he made his debut appearance on Wednesday, 15th March, 1978, in a 3-1 win away to Ayr United in the SFL Premier Division.

Colin scored his first two goals for Thistle on Wednesday, 26th April, 1978, in a 5-0 win at home to St Mirren in the SFL Premier Division.

He scored the last of his 35 goals on Wednesday, 8th October, 1986, in a 1-1 draw at home to Forfar Athletic in the SFL First Division.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 7th November, 1987, in a 4-1 defeat at home to Clyde in the SFL First Division, having clocked up 123 appearances as a Jag.

His club-list included Dumbarton, Motherwell, Partick Thistle, Rangers, Adelaide City, Heart of Midlothian, Irvine Meadow XI and Maryhill.

Colin died on Thursday, 1st August, 2013, in Glasgow, aged 61.

Bio Extra

Joined originally from Motherwell in 1978. He was a hugely popular centre-half turned centre-forward who scored regularly in his season up front. Played over 100 games for the club, scoring more than 30 goals. Colin left for Rangers under freedom of contract and the £160,000 fee was the first transfer fee decided by an independent tribunal. Gained European experience and Scottish Cup honours with Rangers, before leaving to play with Adelaide Juventus in Australia. On his return he joined Hearts until rejoining Thistle in October 1986. The second spell saw him as a mere shadow of himself, his fitness lacking although the old determination was still there. On leaving Firhill he joined Irvine Meadow.


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