[CM,RS] Robert Thomson (1907)

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[CM,RS] Robert Thomson (1907)

Post by Admin on Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:35 pm

Robert Austin Thomson is among the most fondly remembered Celts of the 1930s.

The Bhoy Bertie signed from junior outfit Glasgow Perthshire in October 1929 and the outside-right made his Celtic debut on November 16th that same year when the Hoops defeated Cowdenbeath 2-1 in a league tie at Parkhead. The following week Bertie was instrumental in a 6-1 victory at St.Johnstone and even got onto the score-sheet to cap an impressive start to his Celtic career.

Having quickly earned a regular starting spot it didn't take long for Bertie to win a permanent place in the hearts of the Celtic faithful. Coupling skill with a fierce battling quality Thomson played the game in a style guarenteed to win the approval of the Hoops support. His dashing wing play combined electric pace, tenacity and a fine dribbling ability. He could whip pinpoint crosses onto the head of the lethal Jimmy McGrory, while Thomson himself had a good eye for goal. It was said that everytime Bertie got the ball the Celtic crowd raised on their tip-toes in excited anticipation.

Fullname: Robert Austin Thomson
aka: Bertie Thomson, Robert Thomson
Born: 12 July 1907
Died 17 Sep 1937
Birthplace: Johnstone, Renfrewshire
Signed: 17 Oct 1929
Left: 21 Aug 1933 (to Blackpool)
Position: Outside-Right, Midfield at 327
Debut: Celtic 2-1 Cowdenbeath, League, 16 Nov 1929
Internationals: Scotland
International Caps: 1 Cap
International Goals: 1 Goal


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