William McDonald [i]
William McDonald [i]
William McDonald [i]
● William McDonald [i], c1896 (HA)

probably born in Scotland

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

The midfielder joined Thistle in 1884.

He made his first known appearance on Wednesday, 13th June, 1884, in a 5-4 defeat at home to Govan Select in a benefit match.

William scored his first known goal for Thistle on Saturday, 7th September, 1889, in a 3-2 defeat away to 3rd L.R.V. in the Scottish Cup.

He scored the last of his 9 known goals on Saturday, 24th March, 1900, in a 5-3 win at home to Abercorn in the SFL Second Division.

He played his last known game for the club on Tuesday, 20th August, 1901, in a 2-0 defeat at home to Queen's Park in a Benefit match, having clocked up at least 124 appearances for the Thistle.

His club-list included Partick Thistle and Bedminster.

We don't know where or when William died. *

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compiled from our All Games criteria.
Goal(s) Match
goal.png 07.09.1889 3rd L.R.V. [a] L2-3 (Scottish Cup 1st Round)
goal.png 29.09.1894 Morton [h] D4-4 (SFL Second Division - game 4)
goal.png 18.05.1895 Renton [a] W3-1 (SFL Second Division - game 17)
goal.pnggoal.png 28.09.1895 Cameronians [h] W15-0 (Glasgow Cup 1st Round)
goal.png 14.03.1896 Morton [a] L1-7 (SFL Second Division - game 17)
goal.png 23.01.1897 Renton [a] W2-1 (SFL Second Division - game 11)
goal.png 23.09.1899 Ayr [h] W4-1 (SFL Second Division - game 5)
goal.png 24.03.1900 Abercorn [h] W5-3 (SFL Second Division - game 17)

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