Gerry Britton

Gerry Britton
see also: Gerry Britton (manager) →
Gerry Britton
● Gerry Britton, 2002 (GI)

born in Scotland

Gerard Joseph Britton was born on Tuesday, 20th October, 1970, in Glasgow.

The 6' 0 (11st 11lbs) forward signed for John Lambie's Thistle on Wednesday, 5th August, 1992, having most recently been with Celtic.

Aged 21, he made his debut appearance on Wednesday, 5th August, 1992, in a 1-0 defeat at home to Dundee United in the SFL Premier Division.

Gerry scored his first goal for Thistle on Saturday, 15th August, 1992, in a 2-1 defeat away to Heart of Midlothian in the SFL Premier Division.

He scored the last of his 55 goals on Saturday, 17th July, 2004, in an 18-0 friendly win away to Royal Highland Fusiliers.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 25th September, 2004, in a 2-1 defeat away to St Johnstone in the SFL First Division, having clocked up an impressive 201 appearances as a Jag.

Gerry's club-list included Celtic, Reading, Partick Thistle, Dundee, Dunfermline Athletic, Raith Rovers, Livingston, Berwick Rangers, Motherwell, Brechin City and Stranraer.

Bio Extra

Gereee was one of the few relatively big money transfers completed by John Lambie. Gerry joined Thistle from Celtic one game into Thistle's Premier League surprise season in 92/93, and was a big success, fully justifying the fee paid to Celtic for him. His goal against Hearts at Tynecastle a few weeks into his Thistle career was the first of 13 he would score in his first season at Firhill. Those goals and the partnership that he formed with George Shaw went a long way in keeping Thistle in the top division. Who can forget his goal and celebration in the 3-0 drubbing of Rangers? It was with some anger that the Thistle fans greeted the news of his and Shaw's transfer to Dundee in January of the following season.

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