Gerry McCoy
Gerry McCoy
Gerry McCoy
● Gerry McCoy, 1989 (ALA)

born in Scotland

Gerard McCoy was born on Saturday, 24th December, 1960, in Glasgow.

The 5' 9 (10st 5lbs) forward temporarily transferred to Benny Rooney's Thistle on Friday, 9th March, 1984, from his parent club, Heart of Midlothian.

Aged 23, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 10th March, 1984, in a 2-1 win at home to Meadowbank Thistle in the SFL First Division.

Gerry scored his first goal for Thistle on Saturday, 30th July, 1988, in a 2-0 friendly win away to Alloa Athletic.

He scored the last of his 26 goals on Saturday, 19th August, 1989, in a 4-0 win at home to Albion Rovers in the SFL First Division.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 7th October, 1989, in a 1-0 win at home to Falkirk in the SFL First Division, having appeared as a Jag on 60 occasions.

Gerry's club-list included Queen's Park, Heart of Midlothian, Berwick Rangers, Partick Thistle, Falkirk, Dumbarton, Clyde, Albion Rovers and Glenafton Athletic.

Bio Extra

Gerry spent time at Firhill in 83/84 on loan from Hearts but this time was not productive for the player for the club and he returned to Tynecastle. Following that, he often returned to haunt Thistle defences, scoring regularly for Falkirk and Dumbarton. He was signed on a permanent basis in 1988 from Dumbarton and quickly became a favourite with the Thistle fans, scoring regularly from inside the box. However, he tended to be anonymous outside the box and left the club in October 1989, when he rejoined another of his previous clubs, Falkirk, before signing for Clyde.


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