Joe Hogan
Joe Hogan
Joe Hogan
● Joe Hogan, 1961 (LEA)

born in Scotland

Joe Hogan was born on Thursday, 24th February, 1938, in Armadale, West Lothian.

The 5' 8 (10st 10lbs) defender signed for David Meiklejohn's Thistle circa Saturday, 14th August, 1954, having most recently been with Newtongrange Star.

Aged 17, he made his debut appearance on Wednesday, 30th November, 1955, in a 4-3 friendly defeat at home to Royal Scots.

Joe scored his first goal for Thistle on Tuesday, 9th October, 1956, in a 3-2 neutral-venue win against Dundee in the League Cup.

He scored the last of his 27 goals on Saturday, 18th December, 1965, in a 2-0 win at home to Dundee in the SFL First Division.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 17th September, 1966, in a 1-0 defeat at home to Clyde in the SFL First Division, having clocked up an impressive 301 appearances as a Jag.

Joe's club-list included Newtongrange Star and Partick Thistle.

Joe Hogan's Summary Totals
appearances position won drew lost goals
League 200 84 34 82 18
Competitive 289 116 53 120 23
All Games 301 122 54 125 27

Bio Extra

Raised in West Lothian, Hogan originally played as a forward; he signed for Partick Thistle on an S-Form in the summer of 1954, and proceeded to enjoy a single, successful season in the Junior level with Newtongrange Star, where he won the Edinburgh & District League alongside future Scotland star Alex Young.

He was at the Jags during a relatively successful era for the club across the 1950s and early 60s, and played in two of their Scottish League Cup final appearances in the period (all of which were lost) – against Celtic in 1956 and against Heart of Midlothian in the 1958 edition, by which point he had changed position and become established at right back. Hogan did win the Glasgow Cup in the 1960–61 season, and was involved in the club's challenge for the Scottish Football League title in the 1962–63 season, though they lost form after delays caused by a very harsh winter.

He was selected once for the Scotland U23 team in 1961, and played in two trial matches between the Scottish Football League XI and a SFA XI, but was never capped for either team at full level.

Outside football Hogan trained to become a schoolteacher, specialising in Physics, and was later an education officer for Strathclyde Regional Council. He was also an accomplished golfer.


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