David Melville
David Melville
David Melville
● David Melville, 1905 (VIF)

born in Scotland

David Melville was born on Sunday, 15th April, 1883, in Tayport, Fife.

The defender signed for George Easton's Thistle on Tuesday, 5th April, 1904 (after a trial game), having most recently been with East Fife.

Aged 20, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 2nd April, 1904, in a 1-1 draw at home to Hibernian in the Inter City League.

David scored his first goal for Thistle on Wednesday, 30th August, 1905, in a 3-2 win at home to Queen's Park in a Benefit match.

He scored the last of his 3 goals on Saturday, 3rd February, 1906, in a 4-1 win at home to Heart of Midlothian in the SFL First Division.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 27th April, 1907, in a 5-1 defeat away to Heart of Midlothian in the SFL First Division, having clocked up 100 appearances as a Jag.

His club-list included Buckhaven, East Fife, Partick Thistle, Bradford City, Stockport County, Arthurlie, Southport Central and York City.

David died in February, 1927, in Hong Kong, aged 43. *

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compiled from our All Games criteria.
Age Goal(s) Match
22y, 4m, 15d goal.png 30.08.1905 Queen's Park [h] W3-2 (Rockbank FC Fundraiser)
22y, 6m, 13d goal.png 28.10.1905 Motherwell [h] D2-2 (SFL First Division - game 11)
22y, 9m, 19d goal.png 03.02.1906 Heart of Midlothian [h] W4-1 (SFL First Division - game 23)

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