David Hislop
David Hislop
David Hislop
● David Hislop, 1889 (HA)

probably born in Scotland

Percy David Hislop was born on Monday, 12th September, 1870, in Glasgow.

The forward signed for Thistle in August, 1888, having most recently been with Glasgow Royal.

Aged 17, he made his first known appearance on Saturday, 11th August, 1888, in a 4-2 friendly win at home to Kilbirnie.

That day, David became a member of our scoring debutant's club, and even added a second for good measure.

He scored the last of his 34 known goals on Saturday, 3rd May, 1890, in a 4-2 friendly win at home to Airdrieonians.

He played his last known game for the club on Tuesday, 13th May, 1890, in a 3-1 defeat away to Northern in the Maryhill Charity Cup, having appeared for the Thistle on at least 73 occasions.

His club-list included Westburn, Glasgow Royal, Partick Thistle, Rangers, Aston Villa and Forfar Athletic.

David died in 1929, in Scotland, aged 58 or 59. *

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Bio Extra

This former Glasgow Royal player, born Percy David Hislop, committed himself to the Thistle cause as a teenager in the summer of 1888 and proved to be a great asset during his 2 full seasons with the club. Wisely, he never let on about the Percy bit, and gained the full respect of his team mates when he nabbed his first hat-trick in a tour match in September 1888 as Thistle trounced Ulster by 12 goals to 1. He repeated the feat in his second season, helping Thistle to a 5-2 win against Port Glasgow Athletic in October 1889. His 20 goal total that term gives him the proud accolade of finishing as our Top Scorer for the season, ahead of stiff competition from John Drummond, Willie Paul & Andrew Johnston. In all, the big man played more than 70 times in the dark blue and netted over 30 goals, most commonly coming from out on the right wing.

His talent didn’t go un-noticed and he was soon poached away by Rangers in the summer of 1890. He duly played with them in their first ever Scottish Football League season, 1890-91, and was a massive hit at Old Ibrox, virtually an ever present as he contributed 10 goals to their joint title winning campaign. He was then lured down South by Aston Villa before returning North to, of all places, Forfar Athletic. David is one of the super seven who contributed to all three victories against Rangers in season 1888-89.

(WS)



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