George Gillespie
George Gillespie
see also: George Gillespie (match official) →
George Gillespie
● George Gillespie (TGP)

born in Scotland

George Gillespie was born on Thursday, 1st April, 1858, in Anderston, Glasgow.

The goalkeeper first appeared as a guest for Thistle in August, 1887, having most recently been with Queen's Park.

Aged 29, he made his first known appearance on Monday, 15th August, 1887, in a 2-0 win at home to Western Hibernians in a Benefit match.

In doing so, George joined the goalies' clean-sheet debutant's club.

He registered the last of his 3 known clean-sheets on Saturday, 22nd April, 1893, in a 4-0 win at home to Glasgow Thistle in the Scottish Alliance League.

That was actually the last of his 3 known games for the club, so he left with a 100% clean-sheet record!

His club-list included Rosslyn, Rangers, Queen's Park, Corinthians, Partick Thistle and St Bernard's.

George died on Saturday, 3rd February, 1900, in Glasgow, aged 41.

compiled from our All Games criteria.
# Age Clean-Sheet Match
1 29y, 4m, 14d clean-sheet 15.08.1887 Western Hibernians [h] W2-0 (Benefit)
2 32y, 8m, 26d clean-sheet 27.12.1890 Pollokshaws [h] W4-0 (Friendly)
3 35y, 0m, 21d clean-sheet 22.04.1893 Glasgow Thistle [h] W4-0 (Scottish Alliance - game 16)
George Gillespie's clean-sheet ratio
3/3 ← success rate → 100%
Thistle's clean-sheet ratio
1580/6780 ← success rate → 23.3%
@ 18-May-2024

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