Fast Facts – Partick Thistle

  • Partick Thistle were formed in 1876 and their first match was against a Junior team called Valencia
  • Despite their name Partick Thistle play in the Maryhill area of Glasgow and haven’t played in Partick since 1908
  • The first match between the clubs took place at Meadowside near the River Clyde which Partick won 3-1
  • The Thistle Weir Youth Academy is run by former Dee Gerry Britton who had a short spell as caretaker manager at Dens in 2005
  • Partick won the Scottish Cup in 1921 beating Rangers 1-0 in the Final
  • The Jags most famous result is their 4-1 League Cup Final win over Celtic in 1971, with Thistle leading 4-0 at half time
  • Goalkeeper Alan Rough has the most appearances for Partick making 624 between 1969 and 1982
  • Partick beat Dundee 3-2 in the 1956 League Cup semi-final replay at Ibrox after a 0-0 draw in the first game
  • Dundee were undefeated to Partick last season winning three times at Firhill and drawing 1-1 at Dens
  • Dundee haven’t lost to Partick in the top flight since April 1994
  • Partick won the last ever Tennents Sixes in 1993
  • Partick competed in the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 1995/96 where they played in a five team group alongside Metz, LASK Linz, Keflavik and NK Zagreb

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