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Full name  John Husband
Years  Team
Name  Jackie Husband

Date of death  1992 (aged 73–74)
Role  Footballer
Place of death  Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position  Defender
Jackie Husband
Date of birth  (1918-05-28)28 May 1918
Died  May 1992, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Place of birth  Dunfermline, Scotland

John "Jackie" Husband (1918 – 1992) was a Scottish professional football player and manager. Husband spent the majority of his career at Partick Thistle, where he made almost 400 appearances for the club and was also capped twice by Scotland. Husband also spent a short time as manager of Queen of the South.


Partick Thistle

Husband signed for Partick Thistle in 1938 and, apart from a brief spell as manager of Queen of the South, spent the rest of his adult life there. He was a centre back and is generally considered as one of Thistle's greatest ever players. He amassed 371 appearances and scored 12 goals during his playing career with Thistle. Husband was also capped by Scotland twice in 1946. He was noted for his ability to throw the football forty yards at throw-ins.

Husband spent 52 years at Partick Thistle, first as reserve player and progressing through roles as player, captain, trainer, coach, physio and kitman and was a regular at Firhill until days before his death in 1992. His greatest triumph at Thistle came in 1945 where he captained the team to a win over Hibernian to win the Summer Cup (the competition that replaced the Scottish Cup during the war). The home support stand at Firhill Stadium, home of Partick Thistle, is named after Husband.


Husband collected three caps for Scotland, but also played in another two unofficial internationals in 1945, before football resumed after the Second World War. As a farm-worker, Husband was exempt from military service. Husband also represented the Scottish League once.


Husband managed Dumfries club Queen of the South in 1967-68. In his time at Palmerston Park he worked with players such as Allan Ball, Iain McChesney and Billy Collings.


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