Donald Park
Donald Park
Donald Park
● Donald Park, 1981 (FKS)

born in Scotland

Donald Jeffrey Park was born on Sunday, 19th July, 1953, in Caol, Inverness-shire.

The 5' 6 (10st 7lbs) midfielder signed for Bertie Auld's Thistle on Thursday, 7th September, 1978, having most recently been with Heart of Midlothian.

Aged 25, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 9th September, 1978, in a 3-2 win at home to Heart of Midlothian in the SFL Premier Division.

Donald scored his first goal for Thistle on Monday, 5th March, 1979, in a 3-0 win away to Queen's Park in the Glasgow Cup.

He scored the last of his 36 goals on Monday, 28th February, 1983, in a 6-0 win away to Clyde in the Scottish Cup.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 14th May, 1983, in a 2-1 win away to Clydebank in the SFL First Division, having clocked up an impressive 224 appearances as a Jag.

Donald's club-list included Caledonian, Heart of Midlothian, Partick Thistle, Brechin City and Meadowbank Thistle.

Bio Extra

Donald joined Thistle in 1978 In a move which saw Denis McQuade and John Craig move to Hearts. He played regularly in midfield for two seasons. He played as a striker in his last few seasons at Firhill, linking particularly well with Maurice Johnston. He was an groat asset to the side in the late 70s/early 80s and won a Glasgow Cup winners medal in 1981. On leaving Thistle he returned to Hearts and consequently moved on to Meadowbank Thistle.


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