Willie Freebairn
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Willie Freebairn
● Willie Freebairn, 1896 (VIF)

born in Scotland

William Freebairn was born on Saturday, 9th January, 1875, in Partick, Glasgow.

The forward joined Thistle in 1893.

Aged 18, he made his first known appearance on Saturday, 29th April, 1893, in a 3-2 defeat away to Linthouse in the Scottish Alliance League.

Willie scored his first known goal for Thistle on Thursday, 4th May, 1893, in a 2-0 friendly win at home to Queen's Park Select.

He scored the last of his 80 known goals on Saturday, 27th October, 1900, in a 3-0 win away to Cameronians in the Glasgow Cup.

That turned out to be his last game for the club, having clocked up at least 133 appearances for the Thistle.

His club-list included Partick Thistle, Abercorn, Leicester Fosse and East Stirlingshire.

Willie died on Monday, 19th November, 1900, in Glasgow, aged 25.

compiled from our All Games criteria.
Age Goal(s) Match
18y, 3m, 25d goal.png 04.05.1893 Queen's Park Select [h] W2-0 (Friendly)
18y, 4m, 4d goal.png 13.05.1893 Northern [a] L1-6 (Scottish Alliance - game 18)
18y, 7m, 24d goal.pnggoal.pnggoal.png 02.09.1893 Airdrieonians [h] D3-3 (Scottish Cup 1st Preliminary Round)
18y, 8m, 28d goal.pnggoal.pnggoal.png 07.10.1893 Motherwell [h] W4-2 (SFL Second Division - game 4)
18y, 9m, 5d goal.png 14.10.1893 Morton [h] W5-2 (SFL Second Division - game 5)
18y, 9m, 12d goal.pnggoal.pnggoal.png 21.10.1893 Glasgow Thistle [a] W4-3 (SFL Second Division - game 6)
18y, 9m, 19d goal.pnggoal.png 28.10.1893 Linthouse [h] W7-2 (Friendly)
18y, 9m, 26d goal.png 04.11.1893 Motherwell [a] W3-2 (SFL Second Division - game 7)
18y, 10m, 9d goal.png 18.11.1893 Wishaw Thistle [a] L2-3 (Friendly)
18y, 10m, 23d goal.png 02.12.1893 Clyde [h] L1-2 (Friendly)
18y, 11m, 0d goal.png 09.12.1893 Battlefield [h] D4-4 (Friendly)
18y, 11m, 7d goal.png 16.12.1893 Vale of Leven [h] W1-0 (Friendly)
18y, 11m, 23d goal.png 01.01.1894 Peterhead [a] W10-1 (Friendly)
18y, 11m, 24d goal.png 02.01.1894 Montrose [a] D2-2 (Friendly)
19y, 0m, 4d goal.pnggoal.png 13.01.1894 Cowlairs [h] W5-3 (SFL Second Division - game 11)
19y, 0m, 11d goal.png 20.01.1894 Port Glasgow Athletic [a] L1-4 (SFL Second Division - game 12)
19y, 1m, 8d goal.png 17.02.1894 Port Glasgow Athletic [h] W5-0 (Friendly)
19y, 1m, 15d goal.png 24.02.1894 Clyde [h] W5-4 (SFL Second Division - game 15)
19y, 2m, 1d goal.pnggoal.pnggoal.png 10.03.1894 Glasgow Thistle [h] W13-1 (SFL Second Division - game 16)
19y, 7m, 9d goal.png 18.08.1894 Hibernian [a] L1-5 (SFL Second Division - game 2)
19y, 8m, 6d goal.png 15.09.1894 Cambuslang [h] W3-1 (Glasgow Cup 1st Round)
19y, 9m, 11d goal.png 20.10.1894 Renton [h] W4-1 (Friendly)
19y, 10m, 1d goal.png 10.11.1894 Rangers [h] L3-5 (Glasgow Cup Semi Final)
19y, 10m, 8d goal.pnggoal.png 17.11.1894 Motherwell [h] W5-3 (SFL Second Division - game 5)
19y, 11m, 13d goal.png 22.12.1894 Airdrieonians [h] W3-2 (SFL Second Division - game 8)
19y, 11m, 24d goal.png 02.01.1895 Victoria United [a] W4-1 (Friendly)
19y, 11m, 27d goal.pnggoal.pnggoal.png 05.01.1895 Cowlairs [h] W4-2 (SFL Second Division - game 9)
20y, 1m, 14d goal.png 23.02.1895 Abercorn [h] W5-1 (SFL Second Division - game 11)
20y, 2m, 0d goal.png 09.03.1895 Dundee Wanderers [a] L5-6 (SFL Second Division - game 12)
24y, 7m, 10d goal.png 19.08.1899 Motherwell [a] W3-1 (SFL Second Division - game 1)
24y, 7m, 24d goal.png 02.09.1899 Port Glasgow Athletic [h] W3-1 (SFL Second Division - game 3)
24y, 8m, 14d goal.png 23.09.1899 Ayr [h] W4-1 (SFL Second Division - game 5)
24y, 8m, 21d goal.pnggoal.png 30.09.1899 Linthouse [a] W5-1 (SFL Second Division - game 6)
24y, 8m, 28d goal.pnggoal.png 07.10.1899 Airdrieonians [h] W3-2 (SFL Second Division - game 7)
24y, 9m, 12d goal.png 21.10.1899 Ayr [a] L1-2 (SFL Second Division - game 9)
24y, 9m, 19d goal.pnggoal.pnggoal.png 28.10.1899 Morton [a] W3-2 (SFL Second Division - game 10)
24y, 10m, 2d goal.png 11.11.1899 Leith Athletic [h] W4-0 (SFL Second Division - game 12)
24y, 10m, 9d goal.pnggoal.png 18.11.1899 Port Glasgow Athletic [h] W4-0 (Western League - game 1)
24y, 10m, 16d goal.png 25.11.1899 Queen's Park [a] L2-3 (Friendly)
24y, 10m, 23d goal.png 02.12.1899 Hamilton Academical [h] W3-0 (SFL Second Division - game 13)
24y, 11m, 0d goal.pnggoal.png 09.12.1899 Linthouse [h] W8-1 (SFL Second Division - game 14)
24y, 11m, 14d goal.png 23.12.1899 St Mirren [h] W4-1 (Western League - game 2)
24y, 11m, 21d goal.png 30.12.1899 Abercorn [a] D2-2 (SFL Second Division - game 15)
24y, 11m, 23d goal.pnggoal.png 01.01.1900 Clachnacuddin [a] W5-0 (Friendly)
25y, 0m, 11d goal.png 20.01.1900 Port Glasgow Athletic [h] W1-0 (Friendly)
25y, 1m, 15d goal.png 24.02.1900 Hamilton Academical [a] L4-5 (Friendly)
25y, 2m, 8d goal.png 17.03.1900 Clyde [a] W4-0 (Western League - game 5)
25y, 2m, 15d goal.pnggoal.png 24.03.1900 Abercorn [h] W5-3 (SFL Second Division - game 17)
25y, 3m, 12d goal.png 21.04.1900 Clyde [h] W3-0 (Western League - game 8)
25y, 4m, 6d goal.png 15.05.1900 Galston [h] W3-2 (Friendly)
25y, 7m, 7d goal.png 16.08.1900 Rangers [a] D2-2 (Friendly)
25y, 7m, 13d goal.png 22.08.1900 Abercorn [h] D1-1 (Friendly)
25y, 7m, 18d goal.png 27.08.1900 Clyde [h] D1-1 (Friendly)
25y, 7m, 23d goal.png 01.09.1900 Dumbarton [h] W5-2 (Friendly)
25y, 8m, 20d goal.png 29.09.1900 Third Lanark [h] W3-1 (SFL First Division - game 7)
25y, 8m, 27d goal.png 06.10.1900 Heart of Midlothian [a] W3-1 (SFL First Division - game 8)
25y, 9m, 4d goal.pnggoal.png 13.10.1900 Clyde [h] W3-1 (Glasgow Cup Quarter Final)
25y, 9m, 18d goal.png 27.10.1900 Cameronians [a] W3-0 (Glasgow Cup Semi Final)

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