Pat Gillespie

Pat Gillespie
Pat Gillespie
● Pat Gillespie, 1947 (GI)

born in Scotland

Patrick Gillespie was born on Friday, 22nd September, 1922, in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire.

The midfielder signed for Donald Turner's Thistle on Wednesday, 28th June, 1944, having most recently been with St Anthony's.

Aged 22, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 2nd December, 1944, in a 2-1 defeat at home to Dumbarton in the Southern League.

There were no goals for Pat during his time with Thistle.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 24th March, 1945, in a 6-1 defeat away to Clyde in the Southern League Cup, having appeared as a Jag on 13 occasions.

His club-list included St Anthony's, Partick Thistle, Watford, Northampton Town, Doncaster Rovers, Arbroath, Portadown and Alloa Athletic.

Pat died on Saturday, 7th July, 1979, in New York City, New York, aged 56.


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