James Neil

James Neil
James Neil
● James Neil, 1914 (HA)

born in Scotland

James Neil was born in Glasgow, although his date of birth remains unknown to us. *

The 5' 9 (11st 9lbs) goalkeeper temporarily transferred to George Easton's Thistle on Tuesday, 28th December, 1915, from his parent club, Portsmouth.

He made his debut appearance on Saturday, 1st January, 1916, in a 1-0 win at home to Third Lanark in the Scottish Football League.

In doing so, James joined the goalies' clean-sheet debutant's club.

He registered the last of his 13 clean-sheets on Saturday, 2nd December, 1916, in a 0-0 draw away to Ayr United in the Scottish Football League.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 20th March, 1920, in a 2-0 defeat away to St Mirren in the Scottish Football League, having appeared as a Jag on 37 occasions.

His club-list included Portsmouth, Partick Thistle, Morton, Kilmarnock and Glasgow Perthshire.

We don't know where or when James died. *

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compiled from our All Games criteria.
# Clean-Sheet Match
1 clean-sheet 01.01.1916 Third Lanark [h] W1-0 (SFL - game 19)
2 clean-sheet 03.01.1916 Rangers [a] W1-0 (SFL - game 20)
3 clean-sheet 15.01.1916 Dumbarton [h] D0-0 (SFL - game 22)
4 clean-sheet 29.01.1916 Queen's Park [h] W5-0 (SFL - game 24)
5 clean-sheet 12.02.1916 Kilmarnock [h] W4-0 (SFL - game 26)
6 clean-sheet 19.04.1916 St Mirren [h] W4-0 (SFL - game 35)
7 clean-sheet 22.04.1916 Airdrieonians [a] W2-0 (SFL - game 36)
8 clean-sheet 06.05.1916 Queen's Park [n] W4-0 (Glasgow Charity Cup Semi Final)
9 clean-sheet 21.10.1916 Dumbarton [h] W6-0 (SFL - game 9)
10 clean-sheet 28.10.1916 Raith Rovers [h] W2-0 (SFL - game 10)
11 clean-sheet 18.11.1916 Celtic [a] D0-0 (SFL - game 12)
12 clean-sheet 25.11.1916 Dundee [h] W3-0 (SFL - game 13)
13 clean-sheet 02.12.1916 Ayr United [a] D0-0 (SFL - game 14)
James Neil's clean-sheet ratio
13/37 ← success rate → 35.1%
Thistle's clean-sheet ratio
1545/6656 ← success rate → 23.2%
@ 25-Jun-2022


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