Joe Carson
Joe Carson
Joe Carson
● Joe Carson, 1984 (PIN)

born in Scotland

Joseph Carson was born on Tuesday, 24th November, 1953, in Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute.

The 6' 0 (12st 5lbs) defender signed for Benny Rooney's Thistle in July, 1984, having most recently been with Dumbarton.

Aged 30, he made his debut appearance on Wednesday, 1st August, 1984, in a 1-0 friendly win at home to Shrewsbury Town.

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

He scored the last of his 11 goals on Saturday, 2nd May, 1987, in a 1-1 draw away to Brechin City in the SFL First Division.

That turned out to be his last game for the club, having clocked up 113 appearances as a Jag.

Joe's club-list included Dundee, Arbroath, Vale of Leven, Motherwell, Dumbarton, Partick Thistle, Stranraer and Pollok.

Bio Extra

Tall defender who was signed from Dumbarton at the beginning of 84-85 season. Good in the air, he was rather suspect on the ground. On occasion he played as a forward and scored two goals against Brechin in his first game in that position. His effort made him popular with the supporters and he won the Player of the Year award in 1987, before being given a free transfer by new manager Billy Lamont. Joined Stranraer before going junior at Vale of Leven and then Pollok.


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