Derek Johnstone
Derek Johnstone
see also: Derek Johnstone (manager) →
Derek Johnstone
● Derek Johnstone, 1986 (DR)

born in Scotland

Derek Joseph Johnstone was born on Wednesday, 4th November, 1953, in Dundee.

The 6' 0 (13st 2lbs) forward signed for Bertie Auld's Thistle circa Saturday, 5th July, 1986, having most recently been with Chelsea.

Aged 32, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 13th September, 1986, in a 5-2 defeat at home to Morton in the SFL First Division.

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

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 7th February, 1987, in a 0-0 draw at home to Brechin City in the SFL First Division, having appeared as a Jag on 5 occasions.

Derek's club-list included Rangers, Chelsea, Dundee United and Partick Thistle.

Bio Extra

Following experience and honours with Rangers, Chelsea, Dundee United and Scotland, Derek was controversially appointed player/manager thanks to his friendship with club owner Ken Bates. However, this post was to last only for eight months. He appeared only occasionally in a struggling defence. On leaving the club he began a career in broadcasting.


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