James Niven

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James Niven
● James Niven, 1910s (HA)

probably born in Scotland

James Niven was probably born in Scotland, although his place and date of birth remain unknown to us. *

The forward signed for George Easton's Thistle on Tuesday, 20th January, 1920, having most recently been with Kilwinning Rangers.

He made his debut appearance on Tuesday, 13th April, 1920, in a 3-2 win at home to Newcastle United in a Benefit match.

That day, James became a member of our scoring debutant's club.

He scored the last of his 6 goals on Saturday, 27th November, 1920, in a 5-0 win at home to Queen's Park in the Scottish Football League.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 4th December, 1920, in a 1-0 win away to Dumbarton in the Scottish Football League, having appeared as a Jag on 9 occasions.

His club-list included Kilwinning Rangers and Partick Thistle.

James died in the mid-1970s, in England. *

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compiled from our All Games criteria.
Goal(s) Match
goal.png 13.04.1920 Newcastle United [h] W3-2 (Willie Hamilton Benefit)
goal.png 17.04.1920 Dundee [a] L1-2 (SFL - game 38)
goal.png 24.04.1920 Falkirk [h] D1-1 (SFL - game 40)
goal.png 06.11.1920 Kilmarnock [a] W1-0 (SFL - game 16)
goal.png 20.11.1920 Airdrieonians [a] W2-1 (SFL - game 18)
goal.png 27.11.1920 Queen's Park [h] W5-0 (SFL - game 19)

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