Robert McBean
Robert McBean
A. Player

probably born in Scotland

Robert Crichton McBean was born on Saturday, 23rd July, 1892, in Hutchesontown, Glasgow.

The forward signed for George Easton's Thistle on Thursday, 3rd April, 1919, having most recently been with St Mirren.

Aged 26, he made his only appearance on Saturday, 5th April, 1919, in a 2-2 draw away to Falkirk in the Scottish Football League.

There were no goals for Robert in his one-off appearance for Thistle.

His club-list included Queen's Park, St Mirren, Glasgow Highlanders, Linfield, Partick Thistle, Kirkintilloch Rob Roy and Hamilton Academical.

Robert died on Monday, 15th May, 1950, in Glasgow, aged 57.

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Bio Extra

26 year old Hutchesontown born Robert McBean played only once for Thistle, a 2-2 draw in the SFL against Falkirk at Brockville on 5 April 1919. Thistle twice came from behind to force the draw. Robert signed for Queen’s Park and played for them on 6 occasions during the 1914-15 season. He signed for St Mirren in 1915 and was registered for them till 1919. However in late 1914 he joined the 9th (Glasgow Highlanders) Battalion Highland Light Infantry. He was later promoted to Corporal. He played for St Mirren in 1915-16 season, but didn’t appear on any SFL teamsheet (as far as we know) till joining the Jags. Between 1920 and 1922 he played on 6 occasions for Hamilton Academical. Former Thistle player Alex Raisbeck was the Accies manager who signed Robert for the club.

On account of his service during WWI, Robert is included in our feature piece, The Partick Thistle returned →.

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