John Williamson
John Williamson
John Williamson
● John Williamson, 1929 (DET)

born in Scotland

John Williamson was born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, although we've been unable to establish a date as of yet. *

The 5' 8 (11st 5lbs) forward signed for George Easton's Thistle on Saturday, 29th January, 1927, having most recently been with Paisley.

He made his debut appearance on Tuesday, 8th February, 1927, in a 7-1 defeat at home to Queen's Park in the SFL First Division.

John scored his first goal for Thistle on Wednesday, 30th March, 1927, in a 3-1 defeat away to Airdrieonians in the SFL First Division.

He scored his second and final goal for the club on Saturday, 5th November, 1927, in a 7-0 win at home to Aberdeen in the SFL First Division.

He played his last game for Thistle on Saturday, 19th November, 1927, in a 2-2 draw at home to St Johnstone in the SFL First Division, having appeared as a Jag on 5 occasions.

His club-list included Paisley, Partick Thistle and Arbroath.

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

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Bio Extra

Came through in the junior ranks with his hometown team, Paisley. He was commonly thought of as a centre half in his playing career, but after his Thistle debut in that position (a 7-1 loss at home to Queen's Park in February 1927) he never played there again for us, instead taking on the centre forward role in each of his other games. Almost as if mirroring Thistle's "great unpredictables" tagline, John scored in each of his first two games at centre forward, the second of which was a 7-0 win at home to Aberdeen in November 1929. Now that's more like it. 5 first team games in 1½ seasons was never going to last and he was loaned to Arbroath for the duration of season 1928-29 where he impressed in his natural centre half role, so much so that he was made team captain and was a near ever-present for the Division 2 side. The move became permanent in the following season, and, over the course of his 3 seasons at Gayfield, he played over 100 times in competitive action, bagging almost 30 goals in the process.


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