A. Player

probably born in Scotland

Johnstone (forename unknown) was probably born in Scotland, although his place and date of birth remain unknown to us. *

The defender was possibly a trialist for George Easton's Thistle in November, 1903.

He made his only appearance on Saturday, 28th November, 1903, in a 1-0 defeat away to St Mirren in the SFL First Division.

There were no goals for Johnstone in his one-off appearance for Thistle.

His known club-list included only Partick Thistle.

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

* If you can help us to improve any of these marked points on The Thistle Archive, then please do get in touch →

Historian's note: Speaking of the 11th May 1905 benefit match for an Andrew Johnstone, EY reports: "Thistle rarely held benefit matches for their own players, but they were known for playing benevolent matches for good causes. A match against Clyde to benefit for the widow and children of the late Andrew Johnstone was played. Johnstone had played a game for Thistle the previous season and had played for Clyde too." JL lists our "Johnstone" (which is how he was listed in inverted commas in the GH for the St Mirren game) as Johnston [33] with 1 League appearance for Thistle in 1903-04. He lists an Andrew Johnstone as having played with Third Lanark in 1890-91 and Clyde 1891-92. On the face of it, the gap of 12 years seems too big to make the connection, so we stick with our unidentified "Johnstone" in the meantime. If anyone can shed some light on the query then please do get in touch →

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