David Freebairn
David Freebairn
A. Player

born in Scotland

David James Freebairn was born on Friday, 4th August 1871, in Whiteinch, Glasgow.

The midfielder joined Thistle in 1891.

Aged 19, he made his first known appearance on Saturday, 25th April, 1891, in a 4-1 friendly defeat away to Kilbirnie.

There were no known goals for David during his time with Thistle.

He played his last known game for the club on Saturday, 20th May, 1893, in a 6-0 neutral-venue win against Dykebar in the Greenock Charity Cup, having appeared for the Thistle on at least 23 occasions.

His known club-list included only Partick Thistle.

David died on Tuesday, 4th March, 1947, in Whiteinch, Glasgow, aged 75.

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Bio Extra

Son of Archibald & Mary Freebairn (née Young), who had six children; Mary, Archibald, David, William, Janet & James. Three of the brothers - Archie, David & William - all played for Thistle.


Historian's note: There is a possibility that this is the same David Freebairn who played with Rangers for a few seasons from 1892-93 and later with Hamilton Accies in 1896-97. He could well have flirted between Thistle and Rangers in 1892-93 and we will keep an eye-out for a contemporary linking report in this regard.

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