Daniel McLean
Daniel McLean
Daniel McLean
● Daniel McLean, c1904 (BUT)

born in Scotland

Daniel Ritchie McLean was born on Sunday, 26th June, 1881, in Rothesay, Argyll and Bute.

The forward first appeared for Thistle in May, 1910, having most recently been with St Mirren.

Aged 28, he made his debut appearance on Wednesday, 4th May, 1910, in a 1-0 defeat at home to Clyde in the Glasgow Charity Cup.

There were no goals for Daniel during his spell with Thistle.

He played his second and last game for the club on Wednesday, 4th January, 1911, in a 1-0 win at home to St Mirren in a Benefit match.

His known club-list included Rothesay Royal Victoria, St Mirren, Partick Thistle, Wishaw Thistle and Abercorn.

Daniel died on Saturday, 16th September, 1967, in Beverly, Massachusetts, aged 86.

Bio Extra

Royal Victoria Football Club was instituted in 1890 and were a very successful local football team winning the Buteshire Challenge Cup in 1896,1897, 1898/99,1899/1900,1900/01/1903/04 and the Knockdow Charity Cup in 1901,1902,1903. The photograph in Daniel's Gallery tab shows them posing in Rothesay Castle with these two cups, the Buteshire Cup on the right. Both these trophies are now in the Bute Museum.

Daniel spent the majority of his playing career there before getting his big move to St Mirren in May, 1909, by then in his late 20s. The left-sided forward played several games with the Paisley side, but couldn't force his way into the team as a regular, and moved to Thistle after a year. It was the same story at Firhill, and Daniel stepped back a level with spells at Wishaw Thistle and Abercorn.

(WS/JK)



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