George MacKay
George MacKay
A. Player

probably born in Scotland

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

The midfielder probably joined Thistle in 1879 or 1880.

He made his first known appearance on Saturday, 23rd October, 1880, in a 3-0 defeat away to Rangers in the Scottish Cup.

George scored his first known goal for Thistle on Saturday, 10th September, 1881, in a 3-1 win away to Mavisbank in the Scottish Cup.

He scored the last of his 5 known goals on Saturday, 2nd May, 1885, in a 4-1 friendly win at home to Partick.

He played his last known game for the club on Saturday, 10th April, 1886, in a 7-1 friendly win at home to St Bernard's, having appeared for the Thistle on at least 48 occasions.

His club-list included Partick Thistle, Burnley and St Mary's YMA.

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

* If you can help us to improve any of these marked points on The Thistle Archive, then please do get in touch →

compiled from our All Games criteria.
Goal(s) Match
goal.png 10.09.1881 Mavisbank [a] W3-1 (Scottish Cup 1st Round)
goal.pnggoal.png 05.11.1881 Petershill FC [h] W3-2 (Scottish Cup 3rd Round replay) aet
goal.png 25.04.1885 Rangers [h] W5-2 (Friendly)
goal.png 02.05.1885 Partick [h] W4-1 (Friendly)

Historian's note: EY [speaking of the period circa April 1886] reports: "George Mackay, suspended till the end of the season, decided to try his luck again in England, this time with Southampton." At that time, the two main sides in town were Southampton Harriers and St Mary's YMA - our selection of the latter is merely a guess. If anyone can make a positive i.d. on the club please do get in touch →

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