Full name:Matthew Wilson
Date of Birth:22 August 1901
Place of Birth:Ardrossan, North Ayrshire, Scotland
Date of Death:October 1974
Place of Death:Canada
Weight:11st 2lbs

Playing career:

Queen’s Park
1919-1920Partick Thistle20
1920-1921Partick Thistle131
1921-1922Partick Thistle272
1922-1923Partick Thistle351
1923-1924Partick Thistle241
1924-1925East Fife
1925-1926East Fife
1927-1928New York Nationals280
1928-1929Bethlehem Steel
1929Ulster United
1930Ulster United


Matt was developed at Queen’s Park in Glasgow. Joined Scottish First Division club Partick Thistle in November 1920.

Described by the Dundee Evening Telegraph as a “big, powerful chap” when he signed for East Fife in December 1924. Received an offer from Preston North End in the summer of 1925 but decided to stay with East Fife.

Transferred to Clyde in August 1926. Put on the transfer list by Clyde in June 1927.

Joined Indiana Flooring in August 1927. 25 years old at the time. The franchise changed name to the New York Nationals on September 9, 1927.Detained in Canada for a month before arriving in the States in the end of September 1927. A reserve for the 1928 National Challenge Cup Final.

Released by the Nationals in August 1928, signed for Bethlehem the same month. Released by Bethlehem Steel in May 1929.

Moved to Canada and made his debut for Ulster United in May 1929. Retired from top soccer when he joined the Toronto Police Force in 1930.

Matt died in October, 1974, in Canada, at the age of 73.

Source for additional info:

Matt Wilson – The Thistle Archive