John Law
John Law
A. Player

probably born in Scotland

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

The forward signed for Thistle in April, 1901, having most recently been with Rockbank.

He made his debut appearance on Thursday, 15th August, 1901, in a 1-1 friendly draw at home to St Bernard's.

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

He scored his second and final goal for the club on Tuesday, 19th August, 1902, in a 4-0 friendly win at home to Third Lanark.

That turned out to be his last game for Thistle, having appeared as a Jag on 11 occasions.

His club-list included Rockbank and Partick Thistle.

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

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compiled from our All Games criteria.
Goal(s) Match
goal.png 15.08.1901 St Bernard's [h] D1-1 (Friendly)
goal.png 19.08.1902 Third Lanark [h] W4-0 (Friendly)

Historian's note: For 2 or 3 weeks at the start of season 1901-02 some press reports labelled Thistle's outside right as (the otherwise unheard of) "Lawson" rather than the outside right of the time, John Law. Throughout September and October, the mistake seems to be rectified and the press are consistent with Law, usually at outside right. However, for the game on 12th October 1901 (v Rangers in the Glasgow Cup) the OH again labels the no.7 as the "bogus" Lawson. On this occasion, press reports (GH/SC) are clear with Law, exposing the contradiction for sure. Furthermore, the HA contends that John Law came from Clyde and moved to Rangers. We can find no supporting evidence for that. EY is clear that he arrived from Rockbank in April, 1901.

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