Norrie Davidson
Norrie Davidson
Norrie Davidson
● Norrie Davidson, 1962 (PIN)

born in Scotland

Norman Davidson was born on Thursday, 25th October, 1934, in Kintore, Aberdeenshire.

The 5' 7 (11st 2lbs) forward signed for Willie Thornton's Thistle on Saturday, 1st February, 1964, having most recently been with Dundee United.

Aged 29, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 1st February, 1964, in a 2-0 win at home to Kilmarnock in the SFL First Division.

Norrie scored his first goal for Thistle on Saturday, 8th February, 1964, in a 2-1 win away to Dundee United in the SFL First Division.

He scored his third and final goal for the club on Monday, 18th May, 1964, in a 1-1 draw away to Glentoran in a Benefit match.

He played his last game for Thistle on Saturday, 17th October, 1964, in a 1-0 defeat at home to Third Lanark in the SFL First Division, having appeared as a Jag on 12 occasions.

Norrie's club-list included 25th Old Boys, Chelsea, Fraserburgh, Inverurie Loco Works, Aberdeen, Heart of Midlothian, Dundee United, Partick Thistle, St Mirren, Margate, Ramsgate and Boksburg.

Norrie died on Sunday, 20th November, 2022, in Edinburgh, aged 88.

Bio Extra

Norrie had a successful senior career with Aberdeen between 1955 and 1961. Davidson played around 150 games for the club, scoring 55 goals, an impressive record. He played in the Aberdeen side that lost 3-1 to St Mirren in the 1958/59 Scottish Cup Final. Davidson joined Hearts in 1961, and was back at Hampden for the 1961/62 Scottish League Cup final, when Hearts lost to Rangers 3-1 after a 1-1 draw. Norrie scored in the replay. Hearts shrugged off their disappointment, and Davidson came back to the same venue for his third cup final, in the 1962/63 Scottish League Cup Final, where he scored the winning goal in their 1-0 victory over Kilmarnock.

Norrie went from Hearts to Dundee United, and with only eight appearances for the club, was swapped with George Smith, to join the Jags in February '64. Within days, the two squared up at Tannadice, Norrie coming out on top with a late winner for the Jags! In all, he made 13 appearances for Thistle, scoring three goals. Davidson moved on to St Mirren in the winter of 1964. In September1965 Norrie moved to Kent, and played for the Thanet clubs Margate and Ramsgate. He didn’t make much impact with Margate, but moved along the coast to Ramsgate, where he played for a season.

During his playing days, Norrie ran a fish and chip shop. After retiring from football Norrie returned to Edinburgh where he worked in a bus depot in Longstone. Norrie, who was living in Edinburgh, battled with dementia in his latter years, and died one month on from his 88th birthday.


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