John Young [ii]
John Young [ii]
A. Player

born in Scotland

John Young was born sometime between the 30th July 1863 and 29th July 1864, in Scotland. *

The forward probably joined Thistle in 1885 or 1886.

Aged 21 or 22, he made his first known appearance on Saturday, 16th January, 1886, in a 1-0 friendly defeat away to Airdrieonians.

Amazingly, John scored his first 3 goals for Thistle in the same match! His account-opening hat-trick was registered on Saturday, 13th February, 1886, in a 6-0 friendly win at home to Heart of Midlothian.

He scored the last of his 6 known goals on Saturday, 12th February, 1887, in an 8-0 friendly win at home to St Mirren.

He played his last known game for the club on Saturday, 26th March, 1887, in a 1-0 friendly defeat away to Port Glasgow Athletic, having appeared for the Thistle on at least 34 occasions.

His known club-list included only Partick Thistle.

John died on Wednesday, 29th July, 1891, in Crinan, Argyll and Bute, aged 27.

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compiled from our All Games criteria.
Goal(s) Match
goal.pnggoal.pnggoal.png 13.02.1886 Heart of Midlothian [h] W6-0 (Friendly)
goal.png 20.11.1886 Fleetwood Rangers [h] W7-0 (FA Cup 2nd Round)
goal.pnggoal.png 12.02.1887 St Mirren [h] W8-0 (Friendly)

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