John Lambie Obituary, Death – (An Official Statement Was Issued by St. Johnstone FC) John Lambie, a former player and coach for the team, passed away today at the age of 77. The club is inconsolable to learn of John Lambie’s passing and expresses its deepest condolences to his family and friends. John was a member of Saints from 1969 until 1973, during which time he appeared in 153 games and scored five goals for the club. John took part in the match for the League Cup Final in 1969, which was contested against Celtic, and he also took part in five out of the club’s six UEFA Cup matches in 1971. Both of these matches were played in 1971.
In October of 1973, he took part in what would be his final game for Saints before retiring and joining the club’s coaching staff for a time. Before retiring, he played in his final game for Saints. The most recent of his three stints as manager of Partick Thistle came to a conclusion in the year 2003. He went on to become the manager of Hamilton Academical and Falkirk after that, but he is likely most well-known for his time spent managing Partick Thistle. 1967 marked the beginning of the first of his three separate tenures as manager of Partick Thistle.
The other senior club that Lambie played for throughout his career was Falkirk. Lambie’s playing career was confined to just two professional clubs. He was a member of both the Saints and the Falkirk team. Everyone at the club is keeping John’s friends and family, both near and far, in their thoughts and prayers as they go through this trying time.