Jim Weir
Jim Weir
Jim Weir
● Jim Weir, c1982 (OLD)

born in Scotland

James Shaw Weir was born on Tuesday, 24th December, 1957, in Lesmahagow, South Lanarkshire.

The forward signed for Bertie Auld's Thistle on Tuesday, 8th July, 1975, having most recently been with West Bromwich Albion.

Aged 17, he made his debut appearance on Wednesday, 30th July, 1975, in a 4-0 friendly win away to Ross County.

He scored his only goal for the club on Tuesday, 5th April, 1977, in a 3-0 win away to Petershill in a Benefit match.

He played his last game for Thistle on Saturday, 3rd September, 1977, in a 1-0 defeat away to Dundee United in the League Cup, having appeared as a Jag on 3 occasions.

Jim's club-list included West Bromwich Albion, Partick Thistle, Hamilton Academical, Atlas Delmenhorst, Hessen Kassel, Göttingen, CSC 03 Kassel, Motherwell and Cumnock Juniors.

Bio Extra

A promising young right winger who found it near-impossible to break into Bertie Auld's excellent Partick Thistle side of mid-1970s. In the summer of 1978, tired of waiting for his chance, Jim made the switch to Hamilton Accies in Division 1 where he played 5 times in their League campaign of 1978-79. His next move, a year later, was a bold one; West German football with Atlas Delmenhorst! His German adventure lasted several years and he found success with Hessen Kassel (1981-1983) before moving on to Göttingen (1983-84) and CSC 03 Kassel (1984-85). Landed back home with Motherwell in August 1985, with whom he played a couple of times in the Premier League, before landing at Cumnock Juniors in 1986 where he finished his career.

(WS)



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