Patrick Gallacher

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Patrick Gallacher
Personal information
Full name Patrick Gallacher[1]
Date of birth 21 August 1909[1]
Place of birth Bridge of Weir, Scotland[1]
Date of death 4 January 1992(1992-01-04) (aged 82)[1]
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Linwood St Georges
Bridge of Weir
1929–1938 Sunderland 273 (100)
1938–1939 Stoke City 3 (0)
Cheltenham Town 8
Total 284 (100)
National team
1934 Scotland 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Patrick "Patsy" Gallacher (21 August 1909 – 4 January 1992)[2] was a Scottish footballer who played for Stoke City, Sunderland and the Scotland national football team as a striker.[1][3]

Club career[edit]

Gallacher was born in Bridge of Weir and started his footballing career Linwood St Conval and Bridge of Weir before moving to Sunderland. He made his debut for Sunderland on 21 September 1929 against Arsenal in a 1–0 loss at Roker Park.[3] He was part of the 1937 FA Cup Final winning side against Preston North End.[4] In his career at Sunderland, Gallacher made 309 appearances and scored 108 goals in all competitions.[3] He helped the "Black Cats" to win the First Division in 1935–36, scoring 20 goals in that title winning season. He then moved on to Stoke City in December 1938 just before the World War II.[1] He only managed to four matches for Stoke due to injury and left at the end of the 1938–39.[1] He then played in Ireland for Coleraine and Cork United before signing for Cheltenham Town in September 1948 playing 8 games before leaving.

International career[edit]

Gallacher won his first cap for Scotland on 20 October 1934 against Ireland in a 2–1 defeat at Windsor Park in which he scored Scotland's only goal.[5] This turned out to be his only ever cap for his country.

Career statistics[edit]

Source:[6]

Club Season League FA Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sunderland 1929–30 First Division 22 4 4 1 26 5
1930–31 First Division 11 2 0 0 11 2
1931–32 First Division 29 11 5 2 34 13
1932–33 First Division 35 10 5 0 40 10
1933–34 First Division 32 16 0 0 32 16
1934–35 First Division 35 20 3 0 38 20
1935–36 First Division 37 19 2 1 39 20
1936–37 First Division 33 9 9 3 42 12
1937–38 First Division 30 7 5 0 35 7
1938–39 First Division 9 2 0 0 9 2
Total 273 100 33 7 306 107
Stoke City 1938–39 First Division 3 0 1 0 4 0
Career Total 276 100 34 0 310 107

Honours[edit]

Sunderland

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 
  2. ^ Dykes, Garth & Lamming, Doug (2000). All The Lads: A Complete Who's Who of Sunderand AFC. Sunderland AFC. p. 146. ISBN 1-899538-15-1. 
  3. ^ a b c "Patsy Gallacher". The Stat Cat. Archived from the original on 31 August 2006. Retrieved 1 August 2008. 
  4. ^ "Cup history is on Sunderland's side". The Northern Echo. Retrieved 1 August 2008. 
  5. ^ "Sat 20 Oct 1934 Northern reland 2 Scotland 1". London Hearts. Retrieved 1 August 2008. 
  6. ^ Patrick Gallacher profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)

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