Maurice Johnston
Maurice Johnston
Maurice Johnston
● Maurice Johnston, 1983 (SPC)

born in Scotland

Maurice John Giblin Johnston was born on Saturday, 13th April, 1963, in Glasgow.

The 5' 9 (9st 8lbs) forward signed for Bertie Auld's Thistle on Friday, 15th August, 1980, having most recently been with Milton Battlefield.

Aged 18, he made his debut appearance on Wednesday, 19th August, 1981, in a 2-1 defeat at home to Dundee United in the League Cup.

That day, Maurice became a member of our scoring debutant's club.

He scored the last of his 64 goals on Saturday, 12th November, 1983, in a 5-0 win at home to Alloa Athletic in the SFL First Division.

That turned out to be his last game for the club, having clocked up 116 appearances as a Jag.

Maurice's club-list included Partick Thistle, Watford, Celtic, Nantes, Rangers, Everton, Heart of Midlothian, Falkirk and Kansas City Wizards.

Bio Extra

Made his debut at the beginning of the 81/82 season and quickly became the darling of the Thistle crowd. In that first season he finished top scorer with 11 goals as Thistle were relegated. He continued to show his class in the First Division, and scored 34 times in the following season. Maurice eventually left in the middle of 83/84. Went on to play with Wattord, Celtic, Nantes and Rangers, as well as playing 36 times for Scotland.


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