Jimmy McGowan (footballer, born 1919)


James McGowan (c. 1919 – 24 July 1989) was a Scottish footballer who played as a right back.

Jimmy McGowan
Personal information
Full name James McGowan
Date of birth c. 1919[1]
Date of death 24 July 1989 (aged 6970)[2]
Place of death Airdrie, Scotland
Position(s) Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Maryhill
1941–1956 Partick Thistle 243 (1)
National team
1946 Scotland 1 (0)
1946 Scotland (wartime) 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Career


McGowan played club football for Maryhill (Junior level) and Partick Thistle. He made a total of 543 appearances for Partick Thistle,[3] including 243 in the Scottish Football League.[4]

He made one official appearance for Scotland, a 2–2 draw with Belgium in January 1946.[5] McGowan also played in a Victory International against Ireland in February 1946, which is not considered to be an official international.[6]

His younger brother Ally McGowan was also a footballer, who played mainly for Wrexham.[7][8]

Honours


Club

See also


References


  1. "Rex of the Sunday Mail Writes". 2 January 1955. Retrieved 10 February 2017 via Partick Thistle History Archive.
  2. "Round And Round | Diary". Partick Thistle Match Programme. 2 August 1989. Retrieved 12 May 2021 via Partick Thistle History Archive.
  3. "Landmark for Alan Archibald?". Partick Thistle F.C. 25 January 2013. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  4. "PARTICK THISTLE : 1946/47 – 2013/14". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  5. Paul Smith (2013). Scotland Who's Who: International Players 1872–2013. Pitch Publishing. p. 181.
  6. "Sat 02 Feb 1946 Northern Ireland 2 Scotland 3". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  7. Peter Davies. "The Big Interview: Red Passion says a big 'Hello' to the prince of the 1950's Wrexham side". Red Passion. Retrieved 12 May 2021.
  8. My advice to Thistle, Evening Times, 6 July 1957 (via Partick Thistle History Archive)
  9. McKenzie Almost Wins Cup, The Glasgow Herald, 26 October 1953
  10. Partick Thistle Winners of Glasgow Cup, The Glasgow Herald, 27 March 1951
    Thistle's Superiority in Glasgow Cup Final, The Glasgow Herald, 30 September 1952
  11. Jimmy The Jet Decided, The Sunday Post, 8 May 1949 (via Partick Thistle History Archive)
  12. Thistle Get the Cup, But Not All the Honour, Evening Times, 30 June 1945 (via Partick Thistle History Archive)