Kenny Watson

Kenny Watson
Kenny Watson
● Kenny Watson, c1981 (HA)

born in Scotland

Kenneth George Watson was born on Thursday, 5th January, 1956, in Aberdeen.

The 6' 0 (12st 0lbs) midfielder signed for Bertie Auld's Thistle on Friday, 8th August, 1980, having most recently been with Rangers.

Aged 24, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 9th August, 1980, in a 3-2 win at home to Heart of Midlothian in the SFL Premier Division.

Kenny scored his first goal for Thistle on Saturday, 30th August, 1980, in a 1-1 draw away to Queen's Park in the League Cup.

He scored the last of his 58 goals on Tuesday, 11th August, 1987, in a 2-2 draw at home to Airdrieonians in the SFL First Division.

He played his last game for the club on Tuesday, 16th August, 1988, in a 2-0 defeat (aet) at home to Dundee United in the League Cup, having clocked up an impressive 320 appearances as a Jag.

Kenny's club-list included Sunnybank, Montrose, Rangers and Partick Thistle.

Bio Extra

Kenny began his career with Montrose before joining Rangers and then Thistle in 1980. An outstanding servant to the club, he began his time at Firhill in midfield, but as the years passed he moved further back to left-back and then to sweeper. His anticipation of play was excellent, while his left foot was extremely accurate. The time he spent at Firhill was the worst in recent history and Kenny held the side together. Without him the club would arguably have been relegated. He received numerous Player of the Year Awards, while the Thistle programme described him as the Player of the Decade. He played over 300 times for the club between signing and retiring due to injury.

(NK)



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