Historical Football Kits

 

Thistle

Formed 1875. Disbanded 1894.

Founder member of Scottish Division Two 1893. Resigned 1894.

Kit History

1878-1880 b

1880-1886 b

1886-1895 a b

 

Background

The Thistle were one of the many clubs that sprang up in Glasgow under the influence of Queen's Park FC. The club played at various grounds before settling into Braehead Park (previously known as Hibernian Park), five miles to the west of the city centre, in 1892. In 1891 they joined the Scottish Alliance, one of several competitions set up in imitation of the Scottish Football League. They finished last in the 12 team league but the following season they managed fifth (out of ten). In 1893 the Alliance was incorporated into the Scottish League as Division Two.

The club made little impression and finished in last place, suffering a number of heavy defeats, including a 1-13 hammering at Partick Thistle. The club folded at the end of the season and before the re-election proceedings at the Scottish League's Annual General Meeting took place.

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Sources

  • (a) The Scottish League Clubs - Former Members IV (Norman Nichol 1994)
  • (b) Alick Milne