Ronnie Kerr
Ronnie Kerr
Ronnie Kerr
● Ronnie Kerr (SD)

probably born in Scotland

Ronnie Kerr was probably born in Scotland, although his place and date of birth remain unknown to us. *

The 5' 9 (11st 7lbs) forward signed for Willie Thornton's Thistle on Friday, 8th May, 1964, having most recently been with Third Lanark.

He made his debut appearance on Saturday, 9th May, 1964, in a 1-0 defeat at home to Morton in the Summer Cup.

There were no goals for Ronnie during his spell with Thistle.

He played his last game for the club on Wednesday, 27th May, 1964, in a 3-1 defeat away to Aberdeen in the Summer Cup, having appeared as a Jag on 3 occasions.

Ronnie's club-list included Glasgow United, Third Lanark, Partick Thistle and St Mirren.

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Bio Extra

Ronnie was always a fringe player in the senior game and mostly played in reserves football. Whilst still an amateur with Glasgow United, Third Lanark provisionally signed him in August 1963, and he turned pro with the Hi-Hi at the beginning of the New Year. Ronnie made his one and only appearance in the top-flight that season.

Willie Thornton brought him to Firhill before the season was through, however, and Ronnie was given three games at centre forward in the Summer Cup. The 1-0 loss at home to Morton was a bit of a disappointment but, on the back of two Summer Cup defeats, Thistle bounced back with a fine 3-0 win at Love Street thanks to goals from Fleming, Cunningham and McParland. They were still alive in a cut-throat section and finally did make it thanks, in no small part, to a tremendous 7-2 win at home to Ronnie's old team, Third Lanark, although he himself never appeared in that particular game.

Thistle qualified for the semi final and faced Aberdeen in a two-legged tie towards the end of May, 1964. 11,036 roared on Thistle - without Ronnie - to a 1-0 home win. Ronnie was in place for the crucial second leg and, midway through the second half, it was 1-1 (2-1 to Thistle on aggregate) when the Jags were awarded a penalty. Alas, John Harvey missed it. What a golden opportunity wasted! It proved costly too as Aberdeen scored twice in the last 10 minutes to overturn Thistle's advantage at the death. Ronnie played only reserves football the following season, and was freed in April 1965. He managed to get fixed up at St Mirren the following season, but it was a similar story there as he was unable to make the first-team breakthrough.


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