John McIntyre
John McIntyre
John McIntyre
● John McIntyre, 1910s (DTN/ADV)

born in Scotland

John McGregor McIntyre was born on Friday, 4th January, 1895, in Glasgow.

The forward signed for George Easton's Thistle on Monday, 10th June, 1912, having most recently been with Denny Athletic.

Aged 17, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 7th September, 1912, in a 2-1 win at home to Falkirk in the SFL First Division.

John scored his first goal for Thistle on Saturday, 12th October, 1912, in a 3-1 defeat away to Morton in the SFL First Division.

He scored the last of his 5 goals on Saturday, 31st October, 1914, in a 4-0 win at home to Airdrieonians in the SFL First Division.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 4th January, 1919, in a 1-1 draw away to Clyde in the Scottish Football League, having appeared as a Jag on 52 occasions.

His club-list included Denny Athletic, Partick Thistle, Vale of Leven, St Mirren, Fulham, The Wednesday, Blackburn Rovers, Blackpool, Chorley and Derby Co-op Welfare.

John died in February, 1974, in Blackpool, Lancashire, aged 79. *

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Bio Extra

Whiteinch born 17-year old outside left John McIntyre (also known as Johnny) joined Thistle from Denny in 1912. He played for the Jags on 52 occasions before leaving for Fulham in 1919, with the war interrupting his time with the Jags. Post-war he had loan spells with Vale of Leven and St Mirren, before joining Fulham. He played in the Alec Raisbeck Benefit Match at Firhill on Tuesday 6th January 1914, where Thistle lost 7-5 to an International X I in front of a 10,000 Firhill crowd. Although an outside left, John also wore the number 7 outside right, the number 10 inside left and on one occasion the number 4 right half jerseys.

John played on 26 occasions for Fulham. He moved to Sheffield Wednesday in March 1921 and made 70 appearances scoring 36 goals for the club. In 1922 he moved to Blackburn Rovers and played 194 matches with 38 goals, between 1922 and 1927, a magnificent total. When he played for Blackburn Rovers against Everton in September 1922 Johnny scored 4 goals in a 5 minute spell.

During World War 1 he served in the Royal Flying Corps (later the Royal Air Force).

On account of his service during WWI, John is included in our feature piece, The Partick Thistle returned →.


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