Edward H. Riddell
Eddie Riddell
Eddie Riddell
● Eddie Riddell, 1910 (SR)

born in Scotland

Edward Hunter Riddell was born on Wednesday, 26th December, 1883, in Glasgow.

The defender signed for George Easton's Thistle on Wednesday, 13th November, 1907, having most recently been with St Mirren.

Aged 23, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 16th November, 1907, in a 2-1 defeat at home to Rangers in the SFL First Division.

Eddie scored his first goal for Thistle on Saturday, 7th December, 1907, in a 2-0 win at home to Third Lanark in the SFL First Division.

He scored the last of his 7 goals on Saturday, 19th December, 1908, in a 2-2 draw away to Port Glasgow Athletic in the SFL First Division.

He played his last game for the club on Friday, 1st January, 1909, in a 3-1 defeat away to Falkirk in the SFL First Division, having appeared as a Jag on 35 occasions.

His club-list included Hampden XI, Rangers, St Mirren, Partick Thistle and Clyde.

Eddie died on Thursday, 31st October, 1946, in Glasgow, aged 62.

Bio Extra

Eddie was an amateur player throughout his career, and eschewed professional terms on a number of occasions. He started his career with Queen’s Park and went on to play for Rangers. He joined St Mirren for the first of his three spells with the Love Street club in February 1905. The defender moved on to Thistle in November 1907, and played in the left back position for the Jags. The 1907 and 1908 years when Eddie played for Thistle were a time of flux and change for the club. Thistle left their Meadowside home and played as guests at Ibrox and other club grounds until Firhill opened for business. Eddie was in the team for the emotional final Meadowside match against Hibs, a 1-1 draw in the SFL 1st Division on 30 April 1908. As mentioned above, Thistle played their home matches with the occasional use of Parkhead, Shawfield and Hampden, thanks to generous hosts. Before Thistle played at Firhill in 1909, Eddie moved back to St Mirren for his 2nd spell with The Buddies, in early 1909. He stayed with St Mirren until May 1912, when he moved to Clyde. He didn’t stay long at Shawfield, returning to Love Street for his 3rd St Mirren stint in December 1913. His brother George served as President of St Mirren FC from 1915 to 1918. As learned from a Daily Record report (3 April 1916) Eddie served in the Army during World War 1.

On account of his service during WWI, Eddie is included in our feature piece, The Partick Thistle returned →.

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