Ricco Diack
Ricco Diack
Ricco Diack
● Ricco Diack, 2021 (RFC)

born in Scotland

Ricco Diack was born sometime between 27th March and 31st December, 2005, in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire. *

The 6' 2 forward was introduced to Ian McCall's Thistle in March, 2022, having most recently been with Partick Thistle U-17.

Aged 16, he was listed as a substitute for the first time on Saturday, 26th March, 2022, in a 2-1 defeat away to Kilmarnock in the SPFL Championship.

We look forward to seeing Ricco make his debut and scoring his first goal for Thistle.

His club-list includes East Kilbride Thistle, Rossvale, Fauldhouse United and Partick Thistle.

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Bio Extra

Was with Rangers Youth Academy from 8-year-old, but was released in the summer of 2021. With his Dad (Iain, former striker of Linlithgow Rose) being manager at East Kilbride Thistle, he had a spell with them to keep his fitness levels up. Played in their West of Scotland League opener against Glasgow Perthshire in July 2021. This is what the manager said about his boy after that game:

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He's 6' 2 and built like a man. He had been at Rangers since he was 8-years-old, but he's had other full-time offers after leaving. He has offers from Derby County, Fleetwood and a few other clubs. He was very, very unlucky not to get a contract at Rangers. Ricco's technically good, he's rapid and he's also got good physicality - I wouldn't like to play against him when he's 25-year-old. He prefers playing out on the wing but he can also play through the middle. He's two footed and he can go down the line or cut inside.

Ricco followed his Dad to Rossvale in August 2021, and came on and scored on his debut at Kilbirnie Ladeside. Whilst at Rossvale, Ricco had a flexible loan arrangement with Fauldhouse United that same year, before finding a place at the Thistle Weir Youth Academy to continue his development. Whilst still a player for the Partick Thistle under 17s, Ricco got a call up to the first team in March 2022, making the bench for a 1-2 League defeat at Kilmarnock in front of over 5,000.

(WS)




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