Willie Ferguson
Willie Ferguson
Willie Ferguson
● Willie Ferguson, c1896 (SJJP)

probably born in Scotland

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

The midfielder appeared as a trialist in May, 1898, whilst an Ashton player.

He made his only known appearance on Wednesday, 4th May, 1898, in a 6-1 win at home to Rugby Rovers in a Benefit match.

There were no goals for Willie in his only known game for Thistle.

His club-list included Ashton and Partick Thistle.

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

* If you can help us to improve any of these marked points on The Thistle Archive, then please do get in touch →

Bio Extra

Played at left half in his only known game for Thistle, an unusual fixture played against Rugby Rovers (yes, a team made up of rugby players) in aid of the Partick Nurses Jubilee Fund. Five trialists played that evening: John Buchan (Alloa Seafield), Willie Ferguson (Ashton), George Drummond (Alloa Seafield), James Brydson (6th GRV) & Houston (Copeland). We're taking slight liberties with his I.D., honing in on the "Wm. Ferguson" on an Ashton team line-up from recent years. We have no grounds for labelling him "Willie" other than for our own desire to keep him distinct from William Ferguson who arrived at Meadowside almost 7 years later.

(WS/JK)



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