Thomas Campbell
Thomas Campbell
Thomas Campbell
● Thomas Campbell, 1889 (HA)

probably born in Scotland

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

The defender joined Thistle in 1888, having most recently been with Kilmacolm.

He made his first known appearance on Saturday, 7th April, 1888, in a 3-2 friendly defeat at home to Dumbarton Athletic.

There were no known goals for Thomas during his time with Thistle.

He played his last known game for the club on Saturday, 7th May, 1892, in a 3-1 friendly defeat at home to St Mirren, having appeared for the Thistle on at least 74 occasions.

His club-list included Kilmacolm and Partick Thistle.

We don't know where or when Thomas died. *

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Bio Extra

Thomas served 4 solid seasons for the cause from 1888-89, appearing on more than 70 occasions. A career low point for player and club undoubtedly came in his final season - a 3-0 home defeat to Hurlford in the Scottish Cup 2nd Preliminary Round in September 1891. As was normally the case with sides from Ayrshire, it was a rough battle full of nasty incident. Sending offs were far less common in the days when charging was largely a tolerated aspect of the play. However, that day Thomas was sent off along with Cosgrove of Hurlford. Niall Kennedy:


At the disciplinary meeting after the game, the referee accused both players of fighting. Campbell responded by saying that he had never been accused of rough play before, and if it had not been for his smartness in avoiding Cosgrove’s butting head he would have been carried off the field, Cosgrove denied butting, but admitted charging. Both players were censured.

On a more positive note, he can claim to have played for Thistle in our first ever League match in 1891, before going on to rack up 15 appearances in that inaugural Scottish Alliance campaign. Thomas signed for Glasgow Thistle in the summer of 1892 and went on to play with them in the first ever SFL Second Division season of 1893-94. Ooft. They were a doomed concern. Bad move Thomas.


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