Kenny Arthur

Kenny Arthur
Kenny Arthur
● Kenny Arthur, 2000 (SNS)

born in Scotland

Kenneth James Arthur was born on Thursday, 7th December, 1978, in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire.

The 6' 3 (13st 8lbs) goalkeeper signed for Murdo MacLeod's Thistle on Monday, 2nd June, 1997, having most recently been with Possilpark YMCA.

Aged 18, he made his debut appearance on Tuesday, 22nd July, 1997, in a 3-0 friendly defeat at home to Aston Villa.

Kenny kept his first clean-sheet on Saturday, 26th July, 1997, in a 4-0 friendly win away to Gala Fairydean.

He registered the last of his 83 clean-sheets on Saturday, 17th February, 2007, in a 1-0 win away to Livingston in the SFL First Division.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 3rd March, 2007, in a 4-0 defeat at home to Clyde in the SFL First Division, having clocked up an impressive 320 appearances as a Jag.

Kenny's club-list included Partick Thistle, Accrington Stanley, Rochdale, Grimsby Town, Gainsborough Trinity, Airdrie United, Annan Athletic and Queen of the South.

Bio Extra

Another product of the Thistle youth policy, Kenny was signed by John Lambie on a "S" form making his way through the ranks at Firhill finally making his competitive first team debut (he had previously performed extremely well in a pre-season friendly with Aston Villa) in the never to be forgotten 2-2 draw with Stirling Albion in November 1997. He was briefly a member of the Scotland Under 21 squad, and went on to keep goal in over 300 games for Thistle.

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