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John Thomson


1909 - 1931

Football player. Born in Kirkcaldy, Thomson lived at Bowhill, Cardenden (Fife). He became goal-keeper for the Glasgow team Celtic, and also had a distinguished international career.


Between the posts at Parkhead,
He was the Prince of Men,
John Thomson came from Bowhill,
Bowhill, Cardenden.

Thomson died as a result of injuries accidentally received during a football game against his team's great rivals, Rangers, at Ibrox Park (Glasgow). He was only 22 years of age. Such was his fame that tens of thousands of people attended his funeral at Bowhill, where he lies buried.


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