G. Cochrane
George Cochrane
A. Player

probably born in Scotland

George Cochrane was probably born in Scotland, although his place and date of birth remain unknown to us. *

The defender probably joined Thistle in 1878.

He made his first known appearance on Saturday, 10th September, 1881, in a 3-1 win away to Mavisbank in the Scottish Cup.

There were no known goals for George during his spell with Thistle.

He played his last known game for the club on Saturday, 3rd February, 1883, in a 3-0 friendly defeat away to Rangers, having appeared for the Thistle on at least 5 occasions.

His known club-list included only Partick Thistle.

We don't know where or when George died. *

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Bio Extra

George was an important club member in the late 1870s and early 1880s, capable enough that he served as the financial secretary for season 1879-80, and enthusiastic enough that he was appointed captain of the second eleven for at least two full seasons, in 1880-81 and 1881-82. He seems to have been a bit of a utility man too, and was deployed in both defensive and attacking roles. He managed a handful of games for the first team, two of which were in the high profile Scottish Cup. In the 1st Round of the 1881-82 adventure, George played in the 3-1 win at Mavisbank in September, then, in November, featured again in the decisive 3-2 replay win against Petershill at Jordanvale. The Jags, playing in only their second-ever Scottish Cup campaign, went all the way to the 5th Round.


Historian's note: George's surname has been reported as both 'Cochran' and 'Cochrane', the latter being seen more commonly.

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