John C. Spence
John C. Spence
A. Player

born in England

John Couper Spence was born on Sunday, 28th December, 1873, in Newcastle upon Tyne.

The goalkeeper signed for Thistle in 1896.

Aged 22, 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 79 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.
# Age Clean-Sheet Match
1 23y, 1m, 16d clean-sheet 13.02.1897 Motherwell [a] W6-0 (SFL Second Division - game 12)
2 23y, 2m, 13d clean-sheet 13.03.1897 Renton [h] W3-0 (Friendly)
3 23y, 2m, 20d clean-sheet 20.03.1897 Leith Athletic [h] W5-0 (SFL Second Division - game 15)
4 23y, 3m, 20d clean-sheet 17.04.1897 Kilmarnock [h] W2-0 (SFL Second Division - game 17)
5 23y, 4m, 8d clean-sheet 06.05.1897 St Bernard's [h] W2-0 (Friendly)
6 23y, 9m, 18d clean-sheet 16.10.1897 St Mirren [h] W1-0 (SFL First Division - game 6)
7 23y, 11m, 20d clean-sheet 18.12.1897 Linthouse [h] W1-0 (Friendly)
8 24y, 2m, 19d clean-sheet 19.03.1898 St Mirren [h] W3-0 (Friendly)
9 25y, 0m, 3d clean-sheet 31.12.1898 Dundee [h] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 17)
10 26y, 0m, 23d 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
1554/6695 ← success rate → 23.2%
@ 27-Nov-2022

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