David Fairbairn
David Fairbairn
A. Player

probably born in Scotland

David Fairbairn was probably born in Scotland, although his place and date of birth remain unknown to us. *

The forward signed for Thistle on Tuesday, 27th October, 1899, having most recently been with Celtic.

He made his first known appearance on Saturday, 28th October, 1899, in a 3-2 win away to Morton in the SFL Second Division.

David scored his first known goal for Thistle on Saturday, 4th November, 1899, in a 2-0 win away to Airdrieonians in the SFL Second Division.

He scored the last of his 11 known goals on Saturday, 17th March, 1900, in a 4-0 win away to Clyde in the Western League, signing off with a brace.

He played his last known game for the club on Saturday, 17th August, 1901, in a 2-1 defeat away to Airdrieonians in the SFL Second Division, having appeared for the Thistle on at least 27 occasions.

His club-list included Celtic, Partick Thistle, Leith Athletic and Raith Rovers.

We don't know where or when David died. *

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compiled from our All Games criteria.
Goal(s) Match
goal.png 04.11.1899 Airdrieonians [a] W2-0 (SFL Second Division - game 11)
goal.png 18.11.1899 Port Glasgow Athletic [h] W4-0 (Western League - game 1)
goal.pnggoal.png 09.12.1899 Linthouse [h] W8-1 (SFL Second Division - game 14)
goal.png 06.01.1900 St Mirren [a] L3-4 (Western League - game 3)
goal.png 27.01.1900 St Bernard's [h] W2-1 (Scottish Cup 2nd Round)
goal.png 03.02.1900 Motherwell [h] W2-1 (SFL Second Division - game 16)
goal.png 24.02.1900 Hamilton Academical [a] L4-5 (Friendly)
goal.png 10.03.1900 East Stirlingshire [a] W1-0 (Friendly)
goal.pnggoal.png 17.03.1900 Clyde [a] W4-0 (Western League - game 5)

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