George Niven
George Niven
George Niven
● George Niven (FAG)

born in Scotland

George Niven was born on Tuesday, 11th June, 1929, in Blairhall, West Fife.

The 5' 9 (12st 4lbs) goalkeeper signed for Willie Thornton's Thistle on Friday, 16th February, 1962, having most recently been with Rangers.

Aged 32, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 17th February, 1962, in a 1-0 friendly defeat away to Queen of the South.

George kept his first clean-sheet on Saturday, 24th February, 1962, in a 3-0 win at home to Dundee in the SFL First Division.

He registered the last of his 64 clean-sheets on Saturday, 27th April, 1968, in a 0-0 draw away to Airdrieonians in the SFL First Division.

He played his last game for the club on Monday, 29th July, 1968, in a 4-1 friendly defeat away to Blackpool, having clocked up an impressive 256 appearances as a Jag.

His club-list included Coupar Angus, Rangers and Partick Thistle.

George died on Friday, 18th July, 2008, in Kingussie, aged 79.

compiled from our All Games criteria.
# Age Clean-Sheet Match
1 32y, 8m, 13d clean-sheet 24.02.1962 Dundee [h] W3-0 (SFL First Division - game 26)
2 32y, 9m, 13d clean-sheet 24.03.1962 Stirling Albion [a] D0-0 (SFL First Division - game 30)
3 33y, 2m, 14d clean-sheet 25.08.1962 Aberdeen [a] W3-0 (League Cup Section 3 - game 4)
4 33y, 2m, 21d clean-sheet 01.09.1962 Motherwell [a] W1-0 (League Cup Section 3 - game 6)
5 33y, 3m, 25d clean-sheet 06.10.1962 Dundee United [h] W3-0 (SFL First Division - game 6)
6 33y, 4m, 2d clean-sheet 13.10.1962 Falkirk [a] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 7)
7 33y, 4m, 23d clean-sheet 03.11.1962 Queen of the South [a] W1-0 (SFL First Division - game 10)
8 33y, 4m, 30d clean-sheet 10.11.1962 Dundee [h] W1-0 (SFL First Division - game 11)
9 33y, 5m, 13d clean-sheet 24.11.1962 Celtic [a] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 13)
10 33y, 5m, 20d clean-sheet 01.12.1962 Airdrieonians [h] W3-0 (SFL First Division - game 14)
11 33y, 5m, 27d clean-sheet 08.12.1962 Hibernian [a] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 15)
12 33y, 10m, 13d clean-sheet 24.04.1963 Motherwell [h] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 30)
13 33y, 10m, 16d clean-sheet 27.04.1963 Third Lanark [a] W1-0 (SFL First Division - game 31)
14 33y, 10m, 20d clean-sheet 01.05.1963 Falkirk [h] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 32)
15 34y, 3m, 17d clean-sheet 28.09.1963 Motherwell [h] D0-0 (SFL First Division - game 5)
16 34y, 3m, 19d clean-sheet 30.09.1963 Glentoran [h] W3-0 (Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1st Round, 2nd leg)) agg: W7-1
17 34y, 4m, 1d clean-sheet 12.10.1963 Dundee United [h] W1-0 (SFL First Division - game 7)
18 34y, 4m, 8d clean-sheet 19.10.1963 Dunfermline Athletic [a] D0-0 (SFL First Division - game 8)
19 34y, 6m, 3d clean-sheet 14.12.1963 Dundee [h] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 16)
20 34y, 6m, 17d clean-sheet 28.12.1963 Aberdeen [a] W5-0 (SFL First Division - game 18)
21 34y, 7m, 14d clean-sheet 25.01.1964 St Johnstone [h] W2-0 (Scottish Cup 2nd Round)
22 34y, 7m, 21d clean-sheet 01.02.1964 Kilmarnock [h] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 23)
23 34y, 9m, 3d clean-sheet 14.03.1964 St Mirren [a] D0-0 (SFL First Division - game 29)
24 34y, 10m, 13d clean-sheet 24.04.1964 Airdrieonians [h] W1-0 (SFL First Division - game 34)
25 34y, 10m, 21d clean-sheet 02.05.1964 St Mirren [h] W1-0 (Summer Cup Section 2 - game 1)
26 34y, 11m, 2d clean-sheet 13.05.1964 St Mirren [a] W3-0 (Summer Cup Section 2 - game 4)
27 34y, 11m, 12d clean-sheet 23.05.1964 Aberdeen [h] W1-0 (Summer Cup Semi Final, 1st leg)
28 35y, 1m, 28d clean-sheet 08.08.1964 Celtic [a] D0-0 (League Cup Section 3 - game 1)
29 35y, 2m, 1d clean-sheet 12.08.1964 Kilmarnock [h] D0-0 (League Cup Section 3 - game 2)
30 35y, 3m, 29d clean-sheet 10.10.1964 Kilmarnock [a] D0-0 (SFL First Division - game 7)
31 35y, 4m, 27d clean-sheet 07.11.1964 Morton [a] W3-0 (SFL First Division - game 11)
32 35y, 10m, 24d clean-sheet 05.05.1965 Clyde [a] W2-0 (Summer Cup Section 2 - game 2)
33 35y, 10m, 27d clean-sheet 08.05.1965 St Mirren [h] W1-0 (Summer Cup Section 2 - game 3)
34 35y, 11m, 3d clean-sheet 14.05.1965 Clyde [h] W2-0 (Summer Cup Section 2 - game 5)
35 35y, 11m, 11d clean-sheet 22.05.1965 Dundee United [h] D0-0 (Summer Cup Semi Final, 1st leg)
36 36y, 2m, 3d clean-sheet 14.08.1965 Dunfermline Athletic [h] D0-0 (League Cup Section 3 - game 1)
37 36y, 6m, 7d clean-sheet 18.12.1965 Dundee [h] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 13)
38 36y, 6m, 28d clean-sheet 08.01.1966 Kilmarnock [h] W1-0 (SFL First Division - game 16)
39 36y, 7m, 4d clean-sheet 15.01.1966 Motherwell [a] W3-0 (SFL First Division - game 17)
40 37y, 2m, 2d clean-sheet 13.08.1966 Falkirk [a] D0-0 (League Cup Section 3 - game 1)
41 37y, 2m, 16d clean-sheet 27.08.1966 Falkirk [h] W1-0 (League Cup Section 3 - game 4)
42 37y, 2m, 23d clean-sheet 03.09.1966 Motherwell [h] D0-0 (League Cup Section 3 - game 6)
43 37y, 4m, 4d clean-sheet 15.10.1966 Stirling Albion [h] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 6)
44 37y, 4m, 18d clean-sheet 29.10.1966 Dundee [h] D0-0 (SFL First Division - game 8)
45 37y, 4m, 25d clean-sheet 05.11.1966 Kilmarnock [a] D0-0 (SFL First Division - game 9)
46 37y, 5m, 15d clean-sheet 26.11.1966 Falkirk [h] W1-0 (SFL First Division - game 12)
47 37y, 7m, 3d clean-sheet 14.01.1967 St Mirren [a] W3-0 (SFL First Division - game 19)
48 37y, 7m, 10d clean-sheet 21.01.1967 St Johnstone [h] W3-0 (SFL First Division - game 20)
49 37y, 7m, 17d clean-sheet 28.01.1967 Dumbarton [h] W3-0 (Scottish Cup 1st Round)
50 37y, 8m, 0d clean-sheet 11.02.1967 Dunfermline Athletic [h] D0-0 (SFL First Division - game 22)
51 37y, 8m, 14d clean-sheet 25.02.1967 Dundee [a] D0-0 (SFL First Division - game 23)
52 37y, 9m, 21d clean-sheet 01.04.1967 Heart of Midlothian [a] D0-0 (SFL First Division - game 29)
53 37y, 10m, 25d clean-sheet 06.05.1967 Dundee United [h] W3-0 (SFL First Division - game 34)
54 38y, 1m, 27d clean-sheet 07.08.1967 Nottingham Forest [h] D0-0 (Friendly)
55 38y, 2m, 22d clean-sheet 02.09.1967 Kilmarnock [h] W1-0 (League Cup Section 1 - game 6)
56 38y, 5m, 0d clean-sheet 11.11.1967 Kilmarnock [a] W3-0 (SFL First Division - game 10)
57 38y, 6m, 22d clean-sheet 02.01.1968 Clyde [h] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 19)
58 38y, 7m, 16d clean-sheet 27.01.1968 Kilmarnock [h] D0-0 (Scottish Cup 1st Round)
59 38y, 7m, 30d clean-sheet 10.02.1968 Dundee United [h] W1-0 (SFL First Division - game 24)
60 38y, 8m, 17d clean-sheet 28.02.1968 Raith Rovers [h] W3-0 (SFL First Division - game 25)
61 38y, 8m, 20d clean-sheet 02.03.1968 Aberdeen [a] W1-0 (SFL First Division - game 26)
62 38y, 9m, 2d clean-sheet 13.03.1968 Kilmarnock [h] W1-0 (SFL First Division - game 27)
63 38y, 9m, 5d clean-sheet 16.03.1968 Heart of Midlothian [a] W1-0 (SFL First Division - game 28)
64 38y, 10m, 16d clean-sheet 27.04.1968 Airdrieonians [a] D0-0 (SFL First Division - game 34)
George Niven's clean-sheet ratio
64/256 ← success rate → 25.0%
Thistle's clean-sheet ratio
1522/6612 ← success rate → 23.019%
@ 04-Sep-2021

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