Stanley Sutherland
Stan Sutherland
Stan Sutherland
● Stan Sutherland (SD)

born in Scotland

Stanley Sutherland was born on Friday, 12th January, 1906, in Earlston, Berwickshire.

The 5' 9 (11st 0lbs) defender signed for Donald Turner's Thistle on Saturday, 1st June, 1929, having most recently been with Grange Rovers.

Aged 24, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 1st February, 1930, in a 3-0 win away to Dundee United in the Scottish Cup.

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

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 3rd January, 1931, in a 3-1 defeat away to Morton in the SFL First Division, having appeared as a Jag on 6 occasions.

His club-list included Grange Rovers, Partick Thistle and Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic.

Stan died on Saturday, 24th January, 1959, in Grangemouth, Stirlingshire, aged 53.

Bio Extra

This right back was at Thistle for two full seasons and played all 6 of his first-team games as a 24-year-old, from February 1930 to January 1931. He helped Thistle on their way to the Scottish Cup final in 1930, starring in the 3-0 First Round win at Tannadice and doing his bit in the 3-2 Second Round win at home to Aberdeen two weeks later. These wins were sandwiched by his League debut, a nil nil draw at Tynecastle. A 2-1 home League win against Aberdeen - the second win over the Dandies in 4 days - rounded off a very succesful month for both Thistle and Stan.

It's really a wonder that Stan saw no further first-team action until New Years Day 1931, when a 2-1 League win at Clyde was followed by a 3-1 loss at Morton 2 days later - Stan's only taste of defeat as a Jag. He went on to play for Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic in Division Three South.


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