Hastie Weir

Hastie WeirHastie Weir started his career as an amateur with Queen’s Park, where he won 4 caps at that level for Scotland. After 4 years with the spiders he joined Motherwell on the 3rd August 1954, as a replacement for John Johnston. His debut was a testing one, the ‘Well faced St Mirren, the final score was 4-4. Within months the club had reached a League Cup final, and fallen 4-2 to Hearts. Soon relegation looked possible but if it wasn’t for league reconstruction the club would have gone down. Weir did have the odd few disastrous games, with Hibernian and Hearts winning with 7 goals to their credit in 1955/56 being amongst his worst. Ian St John dedicated a chapter to the keeper in his autobiography called ‘Thanks to Hastie Weir’ – essentially as the story goes, some players had been approached by some shady characters about the potential of fixing an upcoming match against a struggling Third Lanark side, wanting no part in it, Hastie informed manager Bobby Ancell about the incident and thankfully it never took place.

He never played the game full-time and at the age 31, was asked by his employers to take up an engineering post in India, understandably he did so. He returned to Scotland a few months later to join Willie Thornton’s Partick Thistle, he hung up his boots a year later, concentrating on his business career.

Hastie Weir
5′ 11″
11st 7lbs
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:

Football Career:

Baillieston Juniors 1950
Queen’s Park 1950 1954
Motherwell 1954 1962
Partick Thistle 1962 1965

Well Career:

Apps Goals
196 0
Scottish Cup:
16 0
League Cup:
58 0
0 0
270 0