Alan Mackin
Alan Mackin
Alan Mackin
● Alan Mackin (HA)

born in Scotland

Alan James Mackin was born on Friday, 29th July, 1955, in Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire.

The 6' 3 (13st 0lbs) defender signed for Benny Rooney's Thistle in January, 1985, having most recently been with Falkirk.

Aged 29, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 19th January, 1985, in a 4-0 win away to Brechin City in the SFL First Division.

Alan scored his only goal for Thistle on Saturday, 19th April, 1986, in a 2-1 defeat away to Forfar Athletic in the SFL First Division.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 13th September, 1986, in a 5-2 defeat at home to Morton in the SFL First Division, having appeared as a Jag on 32 occasions.

Alan's club-list included Kilwinning Rangers, Dumbarton, Renfrew, Queen's Park, Motherwell, Falkirk, Morton, Partick Thistle, East Stirlingshire, Alloa Athletic, Queen of the South and Clyde.

Bio Extra

Arrived at Firhill from Falkirk in exchange for Jimmy Gilmour. A centre-half, he was tall and physical, but was never able to hold down a first-team place for any length of time. A successful businessman in his own right, while a player he offered to invest in the club, but the offer was not accepted. After his playing career he joined East Stirling as manager and remained at Firs Park as a director.


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