Willie Freebairn
Willie Freebairn
Willie Freebairn
● Willie Freebairn, 1896 (VIF)

born in Scotland

William Alexander Freebairn was born on Saturday, 9th January, 1875, in Whiteinch, Glasgow.

The forward joined Thistle in 1893.

Aged 18, he made his first known appearance on Saturday, 29th April, 1893, in a 3-2 defeat away to Linthouse in the Scottish Alliance League.

Willie scored his first known goal for Thistle on Thursday, 4th May, 1893, in a 2-0 friendly win at home to Queen's Park Select.

He scored the last of his 80 known goals on Saturday, 27th October, 1900, in a 3-0 win away to Cameronians in the Glasgow Cup.

That turned out to be his last game for the club, having clocked up at least 134 appearances for the Thistle.

His club-list included Partick Thistle, Abercorn, Leicester Fosse and East Stirlingshire.

Willie died on Monday, 19th November, 1900, in Glasgow, aged 25.

Bio Extra

Son of Archibald & Mary Freebairn (nÊe Young), who had six children; Mary, Archibald, David, William, Janet & James. Three of the brothers - Archie, David & William - all played for Thistle.


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