John C. Spence
John C. Spence
A. Player

probably born in Scotland

John Couper Spence was probably born in Scotland, circa in 1873 or 1874. *

The goalkeeper signed for Thistle in 1896.

He made his first known appearance on Saturday, 7th March, 1896, in a 4-2 defeat away to Airdrieonians in the SFL Second Division.

John kept his first known clean-sheet on Saturday, 13th February, 1897, in a 6-0 win away to Motherwell in the SFL Second Division.

He registered the last of his 10 known clean-sheets on Saturday, 20th January, 1900, in a 1-0 friendly win at home to Port Glasgow Athletic.

He played his last known game for the club on Saturday, 3rd March, 1900, in a 4-1 defeat at home to Kilmarnock in the Western League, having appeared for the Thistle on at least 78 occasions.

His known club-list included only Partick Thistle.

John died on Thursday, 13th October, 1932, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, aged 58.

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compiled from our All Games criteria.
# Clean-Sheet Match
1 clean-sheet 13.02.1897 Motherwell [a] W6-0 (SFL Second Division - game 12)
2 clean-sheet 13.03.1897 Renton [h] W3-0 (Friendly)
3 clean-sheet 20.03.1897 Leith Athletic [h] W5-0 (SFL Second Division - game 15)
4 clean-sheet 17.04.1897 Kilmarnock [h] W2-0 (SFL Second Division - game 17)
5 clean-sheet 06.05.1897 St Bernard's [h] W2-0 (Friendly)
6 clean-sheet 16.10.1897 St Mirren [h] W1-0 (SFL First Division - game 6)
7 clean-sheet 18.12.1897 Linthouse [h] W1-0 (Friendly)
8 clean-sheet 19.03.1898 St Mirren [h] W3-0 (Friendly)
9 clean-sheet 31.12.1898 Dundee [h] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 17)
10 clean-sheet 20.01.1900 Port Glasgow Athletic [h] W1-0 (Friendly)
John C. Spence's clean-sheet ratio
10/78 ← success rate → 12.8%
Thistle's clean-sheet ratio
1522/6612 ← success rate → 23.019%
@ 04-Sep-2021

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