George Ward
George Ward
George Ward
● George Ward, 1889 (HA)

probably born in Scotland

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

The midfielder joined Thistle in 1888.

He made his first known appearance on Wednesday, 29th August, 1888, in a 1-0 neutral-venue defeat against Celtic in the Exhibition Cup.

George scored his only known goal for Thistle on Saturday, 29th September, 1888, in a 12-1 friendly win away to Ulster.

He played his last known game for the club on Saturday, 4th May, 1889, in a 6-2 friendly win at home to Rangers, having appeared for the Thistle on at least 29 occasions.

His known club-list included Partick Thistle and Clydesdale Harriers.

George died in the 1890s, in London. *

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Bio Extra

George was the second of three Ward brothers to appear for the club. He was preceded by his brother James a few years earlier, and William, several years later. William would later become club president and was the first chairman of the new Partick Thistle Football Club Limited in 1903. All of George’s 29 known appearances were registered in season 1888-89. The half-back managed to get himself on the score sheet at least once – he slotted home the crucial 10th in a 12-1 tour victory away to Ulster! George is one of the super seven who contributed to all three victories against Rangers in season 1888-89.



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