Ray Farningham

Ray Farningham
see also: Ray Farningham (opposition manager) →
Ray Farningham
● Ray Farningham, c1992 (SUN)

born in Scotland

Raymond Paul Farningham was born on Monday, 10th April, 1961, in Dundee.

The 5' 8 (11st 5lbs) midfielder signed for John Lambie's Thistle on Tuesday, 27th August, 1991, having most recently been with Dunfermline Athletic.

Aged 30, he made his debut appearance on Wednesday, 28th August, 1991, in a 2-0 defeat at home to Rangers in the League Cup.

Amazingly, Ray scored his first 3 goals for Thistle in the same match! His account-opening hat-trick was registered on Saturday, 14th September, 1991, in a 5-0 win at home to Raith Rovers in the SFL First Division.

He scored the last of his 16 goals on Tuesday, 4th May, 1993, in a 3-0 win at home to Rangers in the SFL Premier Division.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 28th August, 1993, in a 1-0 defeat at home to Celtic in the SFL Premier Division, having appeared as a Jag on 79 occasions.

Ray's club-list included Forfar Athletic, Motherwell, Dunfermline Athletic, Partick Thistle, Dundee, Gretna and Montrose.

Bio Extra

Signed from Dunfermline early in season 1991/92 and played a big part in Thistle's promotion to the Premier League that season with his goals from midfield. Performed a similar task the following season, and it was his goal that started the 3-0 rout of Rangers. Started the next campaign, but left for Dundee with the season still in its infancy following a red card in his last game for Thistle, a disappointing end to an excellent Thistle career.

(TH)



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