Alan Dinnie
Alan Dinnie
Alan Dinnie
● Alan Dinnie, 1995 (ALL)

born in Scotland

Alan Dinnie was born on Tuesday, 14th May, 1963, in Glasgow.

The 5' 10 (11st 0lbs) defender signed for Billy Lamont's Thistle circa Saturday, 13th June, 1987, having most recently been with Baillieston Juniors.

Aged 24, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 25th July, 1987, in a 0-0 neutral-venue friendly draw against East Stirlingshire.

Alan scored his first goal for Thistle on Saturday, 14th November, 1987, in a 3-3 draw at home to Queen of the South in the SFL First Division.

He scored the last of his 7 goals on Saturday, 12th October, 1996, in a 6-0 win at home to East Fife in the SFL First Division.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 3rd May, 1997, in a 2-1 win at home to Falkirk in the SFL First Division, having clocked up 190 appearances as a Jag.

Alan's club-list included Baillieston Juniors, Partick Thistle, Dundee and Albion Rovers.

Bio Extra

Joined Thistle from junior club Baillieston Juniors in the close season of 1987 and had an outstanding first season with the club, sweeping the board at the Player of the Year awards. Very successful in that first season as a man-marker, the following seasons he became an orthodox right back who was able to support the midfield and forwards. Joined Dundee in the Premier Division shortly after Sandy Clark became manager. Rejoined Thistle from Dundee in August 1994 after having previously played for the club between 1987 and 1989. Played a major role in helping Thistle avoid relegation at the end of the 94/95 season but like so many others experienced the pain of relegation at Tannadice 12 months later. Remained at Firhill for the following season but was unable to lift a club in decline and was given a free transfer at the season's completion.


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