John Murray
John Murray
John Murray
● John Murray, 1981 (PAN)

born in Scotland

John Andrew Murray was born on Monday, 30th November, 1959, in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire.

The 5' 9½ (11st 7lbs) defender signed for Bertie Auld's Thistle on Tuesday, 18th December, 1979, having most recently been with Coltness United.

Aged 20, he made his debut appearance on Monday, 5th May, 1980, in a 1-0 win away to Hibernian in the SFL Premier Division.

There were no goals for John during his time with Thistle.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 19th April, 1986, in a 2-1 defeat away to Forfar Athletic in the SFL First Division, having clocked up 172 appearances as a Jag.

John's club-list included Coltness United, Partick Thistle, Clyde and Larkhall Thistle.

Bio Extra

John signed for the club from Coltness in 1980 but did not become a regular until 1982. Playing either at left-back or centre-half he was one of Thistle's most consistent players in the mid-eighties, steady rather than spectacular. Made well over 150 competitive appearancees from 1980 until 1986 and won several Player of the Year awards. Left Thistle in 1986 to join Clyde.


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