Sam Kennedy
Sam Kennedy
Sam Kennedy
• Sam Kennedy, 1905 (VIF)

born in Scotland

Samuel Watson Kennedy was born on Friday, 8th April, 1881, in Girvan, South Ayrshire.

The forward signed for Thistle on Saturday, 26th July, 1902, having most recently been with Ayr.

Aged 21, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 16th August, 1902, in a 2-1 win at home to Kilmarnock in the SFL First Division.

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

He scored the last of his 97 goals on Saturday, 27th March, 1909, in a 4-2 defeat at home to Hamilton Academical in the SFL First Division, netting a brace on the day.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 25th September, 1909, in a 3-2 defeat away to St Mirren in the SFL First Division, having clocked up an impressive 248 appearances as a Jag.

His club-list included Girvan Athletic, Ayr and Partick Thistle.

Sam died on Wednesday, 31st August, 1955, in Stranraer, Wigtownshire, aged 74.

compiled from our All Games criteria.
Age Goal(s) Match
21y, 4m, 8d goal.png 16.08.1902 Kilmarnock [h] W2-1 (SFL First Division - game 1)
21y, 4m, 22d goal.png 30.08.1902 Morton [h] D1-1 (SFL First Division - game 3)
21y, 5m, 12d goal.pnggoal.png 20.09.1902 Port Glasgow Athletic [a] W3-0 (SFL First Division - game 5)
21y, 5m, 26d goal.png 04.10.1902 Morton [a] D3-3 (SFL First Division - game 8)
21y, 6m, 10d goal.pnggoal.png 18.10.1902 St Mirren [h] D2-2 (SFL First Division - game 9)
21y, 6m, 24d goal.pnggoal.png 01.11.1902 Hibernian [a] D2-2 (SFL First Division - game 11)
21y, 8m, 26d goal.png 03.01.1903 Port Glasgow Athletic [h] W4-2 (SFL First Division - game 21)
21y, 9m, 23d goal.png 31.01.1903 Motherwell [a] W2-0 (Scottish Cup 2nd Round)
21y, 10m, 20d goal.png 28.02.1903 Third Lanark [h] W1-0 (SFL First Division - game 22)
21y, 11m, 13d goal.png 21.03.1903 Queen's Park [a] L2-3 (Inter City League - game 3)
21y, 11m, 27d goal.pnggoal.png 04.04.1903 Rangers [h] W2-0 (Inter City League - game 5)
22y, 0m, 10d goal.pnggoal.png 18.04.1903 Albion Rovers [a] D2-2 (Friendly)
22y, 5m, 4d goal.png 12.09.1903 Morton [a] W3-1 (SFL First Division - game 5)
22y, 5m, 11d goal.pnggoal.png 19.09.1903 Port Glasgow Athletic [a] W2-1 (SFL First Division - game 6)
22y, 6m, 23d goal.png 31.10.1903 Heart of Midlothian [a] L1-4 (SFL First Division - game 12)
22y, 7m, 13d goal.png 21.11.1903 Kilmarnock [h] W4-0 (SFL First Division - game 14)
22y, 9m, 22d goal.pnggoal.png 30.01.1904 Renton [h] W2-1 (Friendly)
22y, 9m, 29d goal.pnggoal.png 06.02.1904 Dundee [h] W6-1 (SFL First Division - game 22)
22y, 10m, 26d goal.png 05.03.1904 Motherwell [h] D2-2 (SFL First Division - game 25)
22y, 11m, 4d goal.png 12.03.1904 Airdrieonians [h] W3-0 (SFL First Division - game 26)
23y, 0m, 22d goal.png 30.04.1904 Queen's Park [h] D2-2 (Inter City League - game 7)
23y, 5m, 9d goal.png 17.09.1904 Morton [h] W3-1 (SFL First Division - game 4)
23y, 5m, 23d goal.png 01.10.1904 Heart of Midlothian [a] W1-0 (SFL First Division - game 6)
23y, 6m, 7d goal.png 15.10.1904 Heart of Midlothian [h] W2-1 (SFL First Division - game 8)
23y, 7m, 11d goal.pnggoal.png 19.11.1904 Queen's Park [a] W4-1 (SFL First Division - game 13)
23y, 7m, 25d goal.pnggoal.png 03.12.1904 Third Lanark [h] W3-2 (SFL First Division - game 14)
23y, 8m, 2d goal.png 10.12.1904 Kilmarnock [h] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 15)
23y, 8m, 9d goal.png 17.12.1904 Celtic [a] D2-2 (SFL First Division - game 16)
23y, 8m, 25d goal.png 02.01.1905 Kilmarnock [a] L2-3 (SFL First Division - game 19)
23y, 8m, 30d goal.pnggoal.png 07.01.1905 Queen's Park [h] W3-1 (SFL First Division - game 21)
23y, 9m, 13d goal.png 21.01.1905 Dundee [h] W2-1 (SFL First Division - game 23)
24y, 0m, 7d goal.pnggoal.pnggoal.png 15.04.1905 Celtic [a] D3-3 (Glasgow League - game 4)
24y, 0m, 14d goal.png 22.04.1905 Rangers [a] W4-3 (Glasgow League - game 5)
24y, 0m, 28d goal.png 06.05.1905 Royal Albert [a] D2-2 (Friendly)
24y, 1m, 7d goal.pnggoal.png 15.05.1905 Rangers [h] W5-0 (Glasgow Charity Cup Quarter Final)
24y, 4m, 11d goal.png 19.08.1905 Aberdeen [a] W1-0 (SFL First Division - game 1)
24y, 4m, 25d goal.png 02.09.1905 Falkirk [h] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 3)
24y, 5m, 8d goal.pnggoal.png 16.09.1905 Airdrieonians [a] L2-3 (SFL First Division - game 5)
24y, 6m, 13d goal.png 21.10.1905 Kilmarnock [a] W2-1 (SFL First Division - game 10)
24y, 8m, 8d goal.png 16.12.1905 Queen's Park [h] W2-1 (SFL First Division - game 16)
24y, 8m, 15d goal.pnggoal.png 23.12.1905 Port Glasgow Athletic [a] W2-1 (SFL First Division - game 17)
24y, 8m, 29d goal.png 06.01.1906 Third Lanark [h] L2-5 (SFL First Division - game 20)
24y, 9m, 5d goal.png 13.01.1906 Kilmarnock [h] W2-1 (SFL First Division - game 21)
24y, 9m, 12d goal.png 20.01.1906 Celtic [a] L1-4 (SFL First Division - game 22)
24y, 9m, 19d goal.png 27.01.1906 Leith Athletic [a] W2-1 (Scottish Cup 1st Round)
24y, 9m, 26d goal.pnggoal.png 03.02.1906 Heart of Midlothian [h] W4-1 (SFL First Division - game 23)
25y, 0m, 1d goal.pnggoal.png 09.04.1906 Celtic [h] L2-8 (Glasgow League - game 1)
25y, 0m, 6d goal.png 14.04.1906 Port Glasgow Athletic [h] W3-0 (SFL First Division - game 29)
25y, 4m, 17d goal.png 25.08.1906 Morton [h] W5-0 (SFL First Division - game 3)
25y, 4m, 24d goal.png 01.09.1906 Kilmarnock [a] L1-3 (SFL First Division - game 4)
25y, 5m, 14d goal.png 22.09.1906 Falkirk [a] D1-1 (SFL First Division - game 6)
25y, 5m, 21d goal.pnggoal.png 29.09.1906 Rangers [a] W2-1 (SFL First Division - game 8)
25y, 7m, 16d goal.png 24.11.1906 Heart of Midlothian [h] W1-0 (SFL First Division - game 15)
25y, 8m, 25d goal.png 02.01.1907 Rangers [h] D2-2 (SFL First Division - game 21)
25y, 9m, 4d goal.png 12.01.1907 Motherwell [a] D2-2 (SFL First Division - game 23)
25y, 10m, 15d goal.png 23.02.1907 Third Lanark [h] W1-0 (SFL First Division - game 25)
26y, 0m, 19d goal.png 27.04.1907 Heart of Midlothian [a] L1-5 (SFL First Division - game 34)
26y, 5m, 6d goal.png 14.09.1907 Third Lanark [h] D1-1 (Glasgow Cup Quarter Final)
26y, 5m, 22d goal.png 30.09.1907 Clyde [a] W1-0 (SFL First Division - game 6)
26y, 5m, 27d goal.png 05.10.1907 Falkirk [a] L1-3 (SFL First Division - game 7)
26y, 6m, 4d goal.png 12.10.1907 Port Glasgow Athletic [a] W5-0 (SFL First Division - game 8)
26y, 7m, 8d goal.png 16.11.1907 Rangers [h] L1-2 (SFL First Division - game 13)
26y, 7m, 29d goal.png 07.12.1907 Third Lanark [h] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 15)
26y, 8m, 13d goal.png 21.12.1907 Clyde [h] W3-1 (SFL First Division - game 17)
26y, 8m, 20d goal.png 28.12.1907 Heart of Midlothian [a] W3-1 (SFL First Division - game 18)
26y, 9m, 10d goal.png 18.01.1908 Dundee [h] L1-3 (SFL First Division - game 22)
26y, 10m, 7d goal.png 15.02.1908 Raith Rovers [a] L1-2 (Scottish Cup 2nd Round replay)
27y, 0m, 3d goal.png 11.04.1908 Hamilton Academical [h] D1-1 (SFL First Division - game 30)
27y, 0m, 10d goal.png 18.04.1908 Motherwell [h] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 31)
27y, 0m, 17d goal.png 25.04.1908 St Mirren [h] L1-2 (SFL First Division - game 33)
27y, 0m, 24d goal.pnggoal.png 02.05.1908 Celtic [a] L2-3 (Glasgow Charity Cup Quarter Final)
27y, 4m, 28d goal.png 05.09.1908 Dundee [h] D1-1 (SFL First Division - game 4)
27y, 6m, 16d goal.png 24.10.1908 Heart of Midlothian [h] W3-2 (SFL First Division - game 10)
27y, 7m, 13d goal.png 21.11.1908 Morton [h] W5-1 (SFL First Division - game 14)
27y, 7m, 20d goal.png 28.11.1908 Hibernian [a] D1-1 (SFL First Division - game 15)
27y, 11m, 19d goal.pnggoal.png 27.03.1909 Hamilton Academical [h] L2-4 (SFL First Division - game 28)

Historian's note: Find A Grave writes that Sam was interred on 31 August 1955. This suggests our date of death should be earlier, so further investigation is required. Sam was interred at Stranraer Glebe Cemetery, Section D, Grave 11.

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