Thomas Scott
Thomas Scott
Thomas Scott
● Thomas Scott, 1922 (RVC)

born in Scotland

Thomas Scott was born on Saturday, 6th July, 1895, in Crieff, Perth and Kinross.

The 5' 8 (12st 3lbs) midfielder appeared as a guest for George Easton's Thistle in November, 1916, whilst a Denny Hibernian player.

Aged 21, he made his only appearance on Saturday, 11th November, 1916, in a 3-1 defeat at home to Scottish Junior League Select in a Benefit match.

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

His club-list included Denny Hibernian, Partick Thistle, Falkirk and Morton.

Thomas died on Wednesday, 15th September, 1976, in Denny, Stirlingshire, aged 81.

Bio Extra

He was one of two would-be big name players who guested for Thistle on 11 November 1916, the other being his Denny Hibs teammate, Harry Loney.

He played as a right back, primarily for Falkirk, with whom he signed in the summer of 1917. He spent just over 12 seasons there, racking up almost 500 competitive appearances. He was the club's regular penalty taker for much of that time, and anecdotally it is reported that when such a kick was awarded he would jog up from his defensive position to the penalty spot and strike the ball at goal without pausing!

Representative honours came his way in March 1922 when he turned out in Glasgow for the Scottish League against The Football League, albeit he was on the wrong side of a 1-0 loss. He was also in the Scottish FA's 1927 touring party in Canada, playing in several of the fixtures between the end of May and the beginning of July. He never did receive a full cap for Scotland.

He was released by Falkirk in the autumn of 1929, and spent the rest of the 1929-30 season at Morton, before retiring from the game. His sporting endeavours didn't quite end there; he was an accomplished golfer who challenged for the club championship at his local course!


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