John Connelly

John Connelly
John Connelly
● John Connelly, 1987 (HA)

probably born in Scotland

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

The forward signed for Derek Johnstone's Thistle on Tuesday, 30th December, 1986, having most recently been with Glasgow Perthshire.

He made his debut appearance on Saturday, 24th January, 1987, in a 1-1 draw away to East Fife in the SFL First Division.

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

He played his last game for the club on Tuesday, 10th March, 1987, in a 1-0 defeat at home to Celtic in the Glasgow Cup, having appeared as a Jag on 6 occasions.

His club-list included Glasgow Perthshire, Partick Thistle and Petershill.

John died in Spring, 1988. *

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Bio Extra

Tall centre-forward who was signed from Glasgow Perthshire by Derek Johnstone. Despite scoring on his debut he was not given a run in the team, appearing usually as a substitute. He appeared to struggle to make the step-up from the juniors, and returned to Petershill and then Perthshire at the end of the season. Tragically died in a car crash; Thistle played in a benefit match for his family.

(NK)



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