James Kirkland
James Kirkland
A. Player

born in Scotland

James Kirkland was born on Saturday, 23rd October, 1875, in Stewarton, East Ayrshire.

The forward signed for Thistle on Tuesday, 18th October, 1898 (after a trial game), having most recently been with Stewarton.

Aged 22, he made his first known appearance on Saturday, 15th October, 1898, in a 5-1 defeat away to Heart of Midlothian in the SFL First Division.

That day, James became a member of our scoring debutant's club.

He scored the last of his 7 known goals on Saturday, 29th April, 1899, in a 3-1 defeat at home to Celtic in the Glasgow League.

That turned out to be his last known game for the club, having appeared for the Thistle on at least 22 occasions.

His club-list included Southern Athletic, Stewarton and Partick Thistle.

James died on Thursday, 18th April, 1940, in Stewarton, East Ayrshire, aged 64.

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compiled from our All Games criteria.
Age Goal(s) Match
22y, 11m, 22d goal.png 15.10.1898 Heart of Midlothian [a] L1-5 (SFL First Division - game 8)
23y, 0m, 6d goal.png 29.10.1898 Clyde [a] L1-3 (SFL First Division - game 10)
23y, 1m, 17d goal.png 10.12.1898 Hibernian [a] D1-1 (SFL First Division - game 15)
23y, 1m, 24d goal.png 17.12.1898 Third Lanark [h] L1-3 (SFL First Division - game 16)
23y, 2m, 11d goal.png 03.01.1899 Rangers [h] L2-8 (Glasgow League - game 1)
23y, 2m, 29d goal.png 21.01.1899 Clyde [a] W4-3 (Glasgow League - game 2)
23y, 6m, 6d goal.png 29.04.1899 Celtic [h] L1-3 (Glasgow League - game 8)

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