Johnny Houston
Johnny Houston
Johnny Houston
● Johnny Houston (NIF)

born in Northern Ireland

John Houston was born on Friday, 17th May, 1889, in Ballymena, County Antrim.

The forward signed for George Easton's Thistle in September, 1919, having most recently been with Ulster Rangers.

Aged 30, he made his debut appearance on Tuesday, 16th September, 1919, in a 3-1 neutral-venue win against Clyde in the Glasgow Cup.

Johnny scored his only goal for Thistle on Saturday, 24th January, 1920, in a 3-1 win at home to Motherwell in the Scottish Cup.

He played his last game for the club on Wednesday, 28th April, 1920, in a 3-0 defeat away to Ayr United in the Scottish Football League, having appeared as a Jag on 22 occasions.

His club-list included South End Olympic, Linfield, Everton, Ulster Rangers, Partick Thistle and Bohemians.

Johnny died on Friday, 11th December, 1964, in Belfast, aged 75.

compiled from our All Games criteria.
Age Goal(s) Match
30y, 8m, 7d goal.png 24.01.1920 Motherwell [h] W3-1 (Scottish Cup 1st Round)


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