John McGourty
John McGourty
John McGourty
● John McGourty, 1932 (TTI)

born in Scotland

John McGourty was born on Wednesday, 10th July, 1912, in Fauldhouse, West Lothian.

The forward signed for Donald Turner's Thistle on Wednesday, 5th August, 1931, having most recently been with Fauldhouse United.

Aged 19, he made his debut appearance on Wednesday, 19th August, 1931, in a 3-0 win away to Airdrieonians in the SFL First Division.

John scored his first goal for Thistle on Saturday, 14th November, 1931, in a 2-1 win away to Celtic in the SFL First Division.

He scored the last of his 7 goals on Monday, 18th April, 1932, in a 3-1 win away to Plymouth Argyle in a Benefit match.

He played his last game for the club on Tuesday, 3rd May, 1932, in a 2-1 defeat at home to Celtic in the Glasgow Charity Cup, having appeared as a Jag on 35 occasions.

His club-list included Fauldhouse United, Partick Thistle, Everton, Hamilton Academical, Waterford and Ipswich Town.

John died in 1999, aged 86 or 87. *

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compiled from our All Games criteria.
Age Goal(s) Match
19y, 4m, 4d goal.png 14.11.1931 Celtic [a] W2-1 (SFL First Division - game 17)
19y, 4m, 11d goal.png 21.11.1931 Airdrieonians [h] W3-1 (SFL First Division - game 18)
19y, 5m, 2d goal.png 12.12.1931 Dundee [a] L1-3 (SFL First Division - game 21)
19y, 6m, 20d goal.png 30.01.1932 Bo'ness [a] D2-2 (Scottish Cup 2nd Round)
19y, 6m, 24d goal.png 03.02.1932 Bo'ness [h] W5-1 (Scottish Cup 2nd Round replay)
19y, 6m, 27d goal.png 06.02.1932 Kilmarnock [a] W4-3 (SFL First Division - game 28)
19y, 9m, 8d goal.png 18.04.1932 Plymouth Argyle [a] W3-1 (Alec Hardie Benefit)

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