Duncan McColl
Duncan McColl
Duncan McColl
● Duncan McColl, 1966 (TWT)

born in Scotland

Duncan John McColl was born on Friday, 28th December, 1945, in Glasgow.

The 5' 9 (10st 12lbs) midfielder signed for Willie Thornton's Thistle on Monday, 13th August, 1962, having most recently been with Drumchapel Amateurs.

Aged 18, he made his debut appearance on Friday, 27th March, 1964, in a 4-1 win at home to Falkirk in the SFL First Division.

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

He played his last game for the club on Monday, 18th May, 1964, in a 1-1 draw away to Glentoran in a Benefit match, having appeared as a Jag on 4 occasions.

Duncan's club-list included Drumchapel Amateurs, Partick Thistle, Hamilton Primos, Barnsley, Ballymena United, Boksburg, East Kilbride Thistle, Shettleston Juniors, Larkhall Thistle and Duntocher Hibernian.

Bio Extra

Duncan, a schoolboy internationalist, was regarded more as a midfielder at Thistle, but settled as an inside forward as his career developed. The 18-year-old got a chance in Willie Thornton's side in the springtime of 1964, and the Jags won all three of the League games in which he played; 4-1 at home to Falkirk, 2-1 away to Queen of the South and 1-0 at home to Airdrie. Despite this, he never got another chance and, in 1965, opted for a cultural change by signing for Hamilton Primos of the Eastern Canada Professional Soccer League. They were the newly re-branded continuation of the 'Hamilton Steelers' franchise. The short-lived Primos reached the ECPSL final in 1965 losing to Toronto Italia. After the collapse of the ECPSL, Primos carried on for one more season, playing in, and winning the National Soccer League regular season schedule. Duncan had left by then though, and landed at 4th Division Barnsley in January 1966. He played 4 League games with the Tykes, before the ambitious Ballymena United tempted him away for season 1966-67. Their 7th place finish was regarded as a bit of a disappointment, and Duncan then got a taste of South African football with Boksburg in the (famous for gold) province of Gauteng. Finished his footballing career in the Scottish junior game.


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