Partick Thistle F.C.

Partick Thistle ( officially Partick Thistle Football Club ) is a indigenous to Glasgow in Scottish football club. It was founded in 1876. The club jersey is red and yellow horizontally striped, the pants are black.


Partick Thistle is one of the oldest traditional clubs in Scotland. He played in the years 1897-1899, 1900/ 01, 1902-1970, 1971-1975, 1976-1982, 1992-1996 and 2002-2004, the first Scottish league. Since the 1980s, the club but was shaken by crises and its sporting significance decreased. In 1998, the club because of high debt before bankruptcy before, organized by the fans campaign "Save the Jags " made ​​it possible to save the club. In the same year, the club got off to the Scottish Second Division ( third tier ).

2001, the re- promotion to the First Division and the following year in 2002 even promotion to the Scottish Premier League. Partick Thistle rose again in 2004 to the First Division, in 2005 in the Second Division from.

After moderate season, fourth place in 2006 was again occupied, but sufficient to be the last to reach the newly introduced Ascension Play -offs. Thistle reached the final against FC Peterhead. After a 1-2 defeat in the first leg, the second leg was won 2-1 away. In the penalty shootout to Partick prevailed 4-2 and rose to the second division.

Sixth place, thus avoiding relegation in the 2007/ 08 season has been reached. In the following season 2008/ 09 is missing out on promotion and finished the season in second place behind FC St. Johnstone.

The season 2009/10 started less than promising to join the club. For the first three matches, two points could only be fetched. Thereafter, however, the team was able to start a small series of five games that were not lost. In the meantime, you could even take over the championship lead. However, the club was unable to repeat this performance in the rest of the season. From January to March 2010, the club lost six away games in a row ( five of them with 0:1) and was found only in the middle of the table again. The season was finished in sixth place in the table.

The 2010/11 season began again very bad. For a long time was Partick Thistle in the lower table region, eventually succeeded but to keep the class. Thistle finished the season in fifth place in the table.

In April 2011, the coach Ian McCall left the club for personal reasons. Jackie McNamara took over the coaching job as interim coach and was appointed at the end of the season for head coach.

In January 2013, McNamara left the club to train the first division club Dundee United. From this point, the long-time player Alan Archibald took over as interim coach the club.

In the 2012/13 season promotion to the Premier League succeeded. After a 2-0 away win at Falkirk FC Thistle had a decisive against Greenock Morton on the first place in the table. Also the final of the Ramsdens Cup was achieved in this season for the first time in the history of the club, which was, however, lost 6-5 on penalties to the third division Queen of the South.


Partick is the name of the then still independent from Glasgow town.

Thistle called the thistle, one of Scotland's national symbols, which is also depicted on the emblem of the club. Inspired by the spikes of this plant, the club popularly known as the " The Jags " (English for mandrels ).


  • Scottish Cup Winners 1921
  • Scottish Cup finalist: 1930
  • Scottish League Cup: 1972
  • Scottish League Cup finalist: 1954, 1957, 1959
  • Scots' League Challenge Cup " finalists: 2013
  • First Division Champions: 1896-97, 1899-1900, 1970-71, 1975-76, 2001-02, 2012-13

Players and coaches

Coach Chronicle

  • Scotland George Easton (1903-1929)
  • Scotland Donald Turner (1927-1947)
  • Scotland David Meiklejohn (1947-1959)
  • Scotland Willie Thornton (1959-1969)
  • Scotland Scot Symon (1969-1970)
  • Scotland Davie McParland (1970-1974)
  • Bertie Auld Scotland (1974-1980)
  • Scotland Peter Cormack (1980-1983)
  • Scotland Benny Rooney (1983-1986)
  • Bertie Auld Scotland (1986 )
  • Scotland Derek Johnstone (1986-1987)
  • Scotland Billy Lamont (1987-1988)
  • Scotland John Lambie (1988-1989)
  • Scotland Sandy Clark (1989-1990)
  • Scotland John Lambie (1990-1995)
  • Scotland Murdo MacLeod (1995-1997)
  • Scotland John McVeigh (1997-1998)
  • Scotland Tommy Bryce (1998-1999)
  • Scotland John Lambie (1999-2003)
  • Scotland Gerry Collins ( 2003)
  • Scotland Gerry Britton & Scotland Derek Whyte (2003-2005)
  • Scotland Dick Campbell (2005-2007)
  • Scotland Jimmy Bone ( Caretaker ) (2007 )
  • Scotland Ian McCall (2007-2011)
  • Scotland Jackie McNamara (2011-2013)
  • Scotland Alan Archibald (2013 - )

Known player