Norrie Davidson Obituary, Norrie Davidson has passed away unecpetedly
- by Alex Danvers
Norrie Davidson Obituary, Death – Norman Davidson was born on Thursday, 25th October, 1934, in Kintore, Aberdeenshire. The 5′ 7 (11st 2lbs) forward signed with Willie Thornton’s Thistle on Saturday, 1st February, 1964, having most recently been with Dundee United. Aged 29, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 1st February, 1964, in a 2-0 win at home to Kilmarnock in the SFL First Division. Norrie scored his first goal for Thistle on Saturday, 8th February, 1964, in a 2-1 win away to Dundee United in the SFL First Division. He scored his third and final goal for the club on Monday, 18th May, 1964, in a 1-1 draw away to Glentoran in a Benefit match. He played his last game for Thistle on Saturday, 17th October, 1964, in a 1-0 defeat at home to Third Lanark in the SFL First Division, having appeared as a Jag on 13 occasions.
Norrie’s club-list included 25th Old Boys, Chelsea, Fraserburgh, Inverurie Loco Works, Aberdeen, Inverness Loco, Heart of Midlothian, Dundee United, Patrick Thistle, St Mirren, Margate, Ramsgate and Boksburg. Norrie’s death was reported on Monday, 21st November, 2022, at which time he was 88. Norrie had a good senior career with Aberdeen between 1955 and 1961. Davidson played roughly 150 games for the club, scoring 55 goals, an amazing record. He played in the Aberdeen team that lost 3-1 to St Mirren in the 1958/59 Scottish Cup Final. Davidson joined Hearts in 1961, and was back at Hampden for the 1961/62 Scottish League Cup final, when Hearts lost to Rangers 3-1 following a 1-1 draw. Norrie scored in the rematch.
Hearts brushed off their disappointment, and Davidson came back to the same location for his third cup final, in the 1962/63 Scottish League Cup Final, where he scored the winning goal in their 1-0 victory over Kilmarnock. Norrie transferred from Hearts to Dundee United, and with only eight appearances for the club, was switched with George Smith, to join the Jags in February ’64. Within days, the two squared up at Tannadice, Norrie coming out on top with a late winner for the Jags! In all, he made 13 appearances for Thistle, scoring three goals. Davidson moved on to St Mirren in the winter of 1964. In September1965 Norrie relocated to Kent, and played for the Thanet clubs Margate and Ramsgate. He didn’t make much impact with Margate, but moved along the coast to Ramsgate, where he played for a season.
During his playing days, Norrie owned a fish and chip business. After retiring from football Norrie returned to Edinburgh where he worked in a bus depot in Longstone. Norrie fought with dementia in his latter years and, on 21st November 2022, it was revealed that he had died, at the age of 88.
Norrie Davidson Obituary, Death – Norman Davidson was born on Thursday, 25th October, 1934, in Kintore, Aberdeenshire. The 5′ 7 (11st 2lbs) forward signed with Willie Thornton’s Thistle on Saturday, 1st February, 1964, having most recently been with Dundee United. Aged 29, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 1st February, 1964, in a 2-0…