Davie Ness
Davie Ness
Davie Ness
● Davie Ness, 1932 (HA)

born in Scotland

David Hogg Ness was born on Friday, 15th August, 1902, in Irvine, North Ayrshire.

The 5' 8 (10st 9lbs) forward signed for George Easton's Thistle on Tuesday, 1st May, 1923, having most recently been with Nithsdale Wanderers.

Aged 21, he made his debut appearance on Tuesday, 21st August, 1923, in a 1-0 friendly win at home to Nithsdale Wanderers.

Davie scored his first goal for Thistle on Monday, 24th September, 1923, in a 4-2 win away to Third Lanark in the SFL First Division.

He scored the last of his 97 goals on Saturday, 11th August, 1934, in a 2-1 win at home to Aberdeen in the SFL First Division.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 22nd December, 1934, in a 3-0 defeat away to Aberdeen in the SFL First Division, having clocked up a mighty 432 appearances as a Jag.

His club-list included Irvine Meadow XI, Nithsdale Wanderers and Partick Thistle.

Davie died in 1974, in Saltcoats, North Ayrshire, in 1974, aged 71.

Bio Extra

Davie played as an outside right; his only club at the professional level was Partick Thistle, where he spent twelve seasons (all in the top division), making over 400 appearances for the Jags, scoring almost 100 goals. His tallies place him in the all-time Top 15 tables in both instances.

After gradually ousting the 1921 Scottish Cup Final goalscorer John Blair from the position, he went on to play for the club in the 1930 Scottish Cup Final which they lost to Rangers after a replay, but did manage to claim winner's medals in the Glasgow Merchants Charity Cup in 1927 and the one-off Glasgow Dental Hospital Cup in 1928, both against the same opponents. Towards the end of his spell, a replacement was signed in the shape of Alex McSpadyen, who went on to become a Scotland international within a few years.

Ness was selected once for the Scottish Football League XI, scoring in that match against the Irish League XI in 1934, and played in three editions of the Glasgow Football Association's annual challenge match against Sheffield.


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