John Cameron
John Cameron
A. Player

probably born in Scotland

John Cameron was probably born in Scotland, although his place and date of birth remain unknown to us. *

The midfielder joined Thistle in 1890.

He made his first known appearance on Saturday, 23rd August, 1890, in a 4-2 friendly win at home to Methlan Park.

John scored his only known goal for Thistle on Monday, 30th March, 1891, in a 3-3 friendly draw away to Ardwick.

He played his last known game for the club on Saturday, 11th May, 1895, in a 2-0 friendly win at home to Heart of Midlothian Reserves, having appeared for the Thistle on at least 55 occasions.

His known club-list included only Partick Thistle.

We don't know where or when John died. *

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Bio Extra

This centre half had two full seasons with Thistle from August 1890, and played in the club's first-ever "League" season in 1891-92, namely the Scottish Alliance, which was formed in rivalry to the Scottish Football League. Sweeping changes to the game were commonplace in those days and that was also the season in which the penalty law was introduced to the Scottish game. Thistle’s first penalty was awarded at Inchview during a Glasgow Cup 1st Round replay on Saturday 3rd October 1891 vs. Cathcart. Alas, John Cameron saw his kick saved. Despite this, Thistle won comfortably 5-0. Actually, it wasn't so easy to score from a penalty in those early days, nor were they awarded so frequently. In fact, Thistle's first converted penalty wasn't until 11 January 1896 - more than 4 years on from the introduction in 1891! John scored his one and only goal for the Jags in a March 1891 tour game down south, Thistle drawing 3-3 with Ardwick - they who would soon become Manchester City. Nothing is known of John's life away from Thistle, although he seems to have returned to Inchview to play in a few friendly games in season 1894-95.


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