George Gorham
George Gorham
A. Player

probably born in Scotland

George Allison Gorham was born on Saturday, 9th March, 1867, in Neilston, East Renfrewshire.

The midfielder joined Thistle in 1889.

Aged 22, he made his first known appearance on Saturday, 13th July, 1889, in a 4-1 neutral-venue defeat against Cowlairs in the Sir William Cunningham Cup.

George scored both of his only known goals for Thistle on Saturday, 17th August, 1889, in a 7-2 friendly win away to Airdrieonians.

He played his last known game for the club on Saturday, 30th April, 1892, in a 5-0 defeat away to Kilmarnock in the Scottish Alliance League, having appeared for the Thistle on at least 51 occasions.

His club-list included Partick Thistle, Glasgow Thistle and Clyde.

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

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Bio Extra

The son of George Gorham (printer, b. 1822) and Margaret Gorham (née Allison, b. 1832).

This half-back spent two seasons at Inchview before switching to Glasgow Thistle in May, 1891. “What's Partick Thistle's loss is East End Thistle's gain” opined the Scottish Referee. By 1891, George was boarding in Clydebank, and was employed as an iron turner, most likely in one of the shipyards. George briefly returned to Partick Thistle towards the end of the following season, before signing for Clyde in the springtime of 1892.

In August 1901, the 34-year-old George set sail from Liverpool, bound for New York. By 1918, the 52-year-old was living in Cloquet, Minnesota.


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