James Gourlay
James Gourlay
A. Player

probably born in Scotland

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

The goalkeeper signed for Thistle in February, 1898, having most recently been with Yoker Athletic.

He made his first known appearance on Saturday, 26th February, 1898, in a 5-0 friendly defeat at home to Queen's Park.

James kept his only known clean-sheet on Saturday, 14th January, 1899, in a 5-0 win at home to Irvine in the Scottish Cup.

He played his last known game for the club on Wednesday, 3rd May, 1899, in a 4-0 defeat away to Queen's Park in the Glasgow League, having appeared for the Thistle on at least 18 occasions.

His club-list included Yoker Athletic and Partick Thistle.

We don't know where or when James 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.
# Clean-Sheet Match
1 clean-sheet 14.01.1899 Irvine [h] W5-0 (Scottish Cup 1st Round)
James Gourlay's clean-sheet ratio
1/18 ← success rate → 5.6%
Thistle's clean-sheet ratio
1580/6783 ← success rate → 23.3%
@ 13-Jul-2024

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