Lee Massey
Lee Massey
Lee Massey
● Lee Massey (BRM)

born in Scotland

Lee Massey was born on Tuesday, 31st January, 1888, just outside of Edinburgh.

The goalkeeper signed for George Easton's Thistle in April, 1906, having most recently been with Petershill.

Aged 18, he made his debut appearance on Tuesday, 21st August, 1906, in a 2-2 draw away to Renton in a Benefit match.

Lee kept his first clean-sheet on Wednesday, 19th September, 1906, in a 4-0 friendly win at home to Scottish Rifles.

He registered the last of his 7 clean-sheets on Saturday, 23rd January, 1909, in a 0-0 draw away to West Calder Swifts in the Scottish Cup.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 10th April, 1909, in a 5-1 defeat at home to Hibernian in the SFL First Division, having appeared as a Jag on 58 occasions.

His club-list included Petershill, Partick Thistle, Ayr Parkhouse and Ayr United.

Lee died on Saturday, 5th April, 1975, in Glasgow, aged 87.

Bio Extra

He lived most of his life in Glasgow working as a caulker/riveter in the yards. Married, he had at least five children the last of whom, also called Lee, died within the last year. He used to watch my brother and I in our home in Partick until my mother or father got in from work. He was always smartly turned out in his white shirt, tie and dark three piece suit and wearing his medals on a gold chain from his waistcoat.

(BRM, 26-Jan-2021)



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