Craig Nelson
Craig Nelson
Craig Nelson
● Craig Nelson, 1995 (PAN)

born in Scotland

Craig Robert Nelson was born on Friday, 28th May, 1971, in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire.

The 6' 1 (13st 0lbs) goalkeeper signed for John Lambie's Thistle on Friday, 17th August, 1990 (after a trial period), having most recently been with Ashfield.

Aged 18, he made his debut appearance on Wednesday, 11th April, 1990, in a 3-0 friendly win at home to Stjarnan.

In doing so, Craig joined the goalies' clean-sheet debutant's club.

He registered the last of his 37 clean-sheets on Wednesday, 9th November, 1994, in a 0-0 draw away to Celtic in the SFL Premier Division.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 26th November, 1994, in a 3-1 defeat away to Motherwell in the SFL Premier Division, having clocked up 109 appearances as a Jag.

Craig's club-list included Airdrieonians, Ashfield, Partick Thistle, Cork City, Heart of Midlothian, Falkirk, Ayr United, St Johnstone and Brechin City.

compiled from our All Games criteria.
# Age Clean-Sheet Match
1 18y, 10m, 14d clean-sheet 11.04.1990 Stjarnan [h] W3-0 (Friendly)
2 20y, 8m, 25d clean-sheet 22.02.1992 Forfar Athletic [a] D0-0 (SFL First Division - game 34)
3 20y, 9m, 1d clean-sheet 29.02.1992 Dundee [h] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 35)
4 20y, 9m, 11d clean-sheet 10.03.1992 Clydebank [a] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 36)
5 20y, 9m, 22d clean-sheet 21.03.1992 Hamilton Academical [h] D0-0 (SFL First Division - game 38)
6 20y, 10m, 0d clean-sheet 28.03.1992 Morton [h] W1-0 (SFL First Division - game 39)
7 20y, 10m, 14d clean-sheet 11.04.1992 Raith Rovers [a] D0-0 (SFL First Division - game 41)
8 20y, 10m, 21d clean-sheet 18.04.1992 Montrose [a] W1-0 (SFL First Division - game 42)
9 20y, 11m, 4d clean-sheet 02.05.1992 Forfar Athletic [h] D0-0 (SFL First Division - game 44)
10 21y, 1m, 23d clean-sheet 21.07.1992 Peterhead [a] W2-0 (Friendly)
11 21y, 1m, 27d clean-sheet 25.07.1992 Wolverhampton Wanderers [h] D0-0 (Friendly)
12 21y, 2m, 4d clean-sheet 01.08.1992 Airdrieonians [h] W1-0 (SFL Premier Division - game 1)
13 21y, 2m, 14d clean-sheet 11.08.1992 Ayr United [h] W2-0 (League Cup 2nd Round)
14 21y, 3m, 8d clean-sheet 05.09.1992 Falkirk [a] W1-0 (SFL Premier Division - game 7)
15 21y, 4m, 19d clean-sheet 17.10.1992 St Johnstone [h] W1-0 (SFL Premier Division - game 13)
16 21y, 4m, 26d clean-sheet 24.10.1992 Dundee [a] W2-0 (SFL Premier Division - game 14)
17 21y, 8m, 23d clean-sheet 20.02.1993 Celtic [a] D0-0 (SFL Premier Division - game 31)
18 21y, 11m, 6d clean-sheet 04.05.1993 Rangers [h] W3-0 (SFL Premier Division - game 42)
19 21y, 11m, 17d clean-sheet 15.05.1993 Hibernian [a] W1-0 (SFL Premier Division - game 44)
20 22y, 2m, 1d clean-sheet 29.07.1993 Cliftonville [a] W1-0 (Friendly)
21 22y, 2m, 10d clean-sheet 07.08.1993 Hibernian [a] D0-0 (SFL Premier Division - game 1)
22 22y, 4m, 25d clean-sheet 23.10.1993 Heart of Midlothian [h] D0-0 (SFL Premier Division - game 13)
23 22y, 5m, 5d clean-sheet 02.11.1993 Hibernian [h] D0-0 (SFL Premier Division - game 15)
24 22y, 6m, 20d clean-sheet 18.12.1993 Dundee United [h] W1-0 (SFL Premier Division - game 23)
25 22y, 7m, 11d clean-sheet 08.01.1994 Celtic [h] W1-0 (SFL Premier Division - game 25)
26 22y, 7m, 15d clean-sheet 12.01.1994 Raith Rovers [a] W1-0 (SFL Premier Division - game 26)
27 22y, 7m, 25d clean-sheet 22.01.1994 Motherwell [h] D0-0 (SFL Premier Division - game 28)
28 22y, 9m, 22d clean-sheet 22.03.1994 St Johnstone [h] D0-0 (SFL Premier Division - game 33)
29 22y, 9m, 26d clean-sheet 26.03.1994 Hibernian [h] W1-0 (SFL Premier Division - game 34)
30 22y, 10m, 22d clean-sheet 19.04.1994 Kilmarnock [h] W1-0 (SFL Premier Division - game 39)
31 22y, 10m, 29d clean-sheet 26.04.1994 Dundee [h] W1-0 (SFL Premier Division - game 41)
32 23y, 2m, 5d clean-sheet 02.08.1994 Glentoran [a] W2-0 (Friendly)
33 23y, 2m, 7d clean-sheet 04.08.1994 Portadown [a] W1-0 (Friendly)
34 23y, 2m, 16d clean-sheet 13.08.1994 Kilmarnock [h] W2-0 (SFL Premier Division - game 1)
35 23y, 2m, 19d clean-sheet 16.08.1994 Brechin City [h] W5-0 (League Cup 2nd Round)
36 23y, 4m, 17d clean-sheet 15.10.1994 Dundee United [a] W1-0 (SFL Premier Division - game 9)
37 23y, 5m, 12d clean-sheet 09.11.1994 Celtic [a] D0-0 (SFL Premier Division - game 13)
Craig Nelson's clean-sheet ratio
37/109 ← success rate → 33.9%
Thistle's clean-sheet ratio
1522/6612 ← success rate → 23.019%
@ 04-Sep-2021

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