Dunfermline Athletic

Davie Thomson

Tuesday, 2nd Feb 2016

David Thomson one of the Dunfermline Athletic 1961 Scottish Cup winning team passed away on Thursday 28th January. Funeral info added

Left to right: Charlie Dickson, Ron Mailer and Davie Thomson

The club extends its condolences to David's family and friends.

Signed in August 1959 from Bo'ness United, Davie made only 12 appearances for the Pars before his transfer to Leicester City for £8,000 six days before the start of season 1961-62. The fee was a record for the club at the time. He scored just 6 goals for the Pars, including the first against Celtic in the 1961 Scottish Cup Final replay.

Davie played in two of the eight 1960-61 Scottish Cup ties, the replays against St Mirren and Celtic. Davie left the Pars before the next season began to join Leicester City having first come to the attention of Leicester manager, Matt Gillies, when the teams met in floodlight friendly in September 1960.

Davie lived in Skinflats, his son in law Stuart Campbell wrote to the club:-

"Can you please pass on thanks from Davie’s family to all involved in arranging the minutes silence at the game last night. It is something that Davie would have appreciated.

I now have the details of the funeral :
Monday 8th February 2016
9.30am at Falkirk Crematorium, Camelon Cemetery, Dorrator Road, Camelon
Wake afterwards shall be held at the Dutch Inn, Main Street, Skinflats, Falkirk, FK2 8NU

All are welcome.

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