Willie Murray Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: William Joseph Murray
  • Born: January 26th, 1922 (Burnley)
  • Died: October 12th, 1922 (Stockport)
  • Position: Wing Half
  • Signed: November 15th, 1944
  • First Manager: Bob McGlashan
  • Career Totals: 64 appearances, 13 goals
  • Also Played For: Ashton United, Carnoustie Panmure, Macclesfield Town, Manchester City, Stalybridge Celtic


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1946-47 20 3 0 0 30.0% 15.0% 55.0%
1945-46 26 10 0 0 19.2% 19.2% 61.5%
1944-45 18 0 0 0 27.8% 22.2% 50.0%
Totals: 64 (0) 13


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 25/01/47 First Round vs. Stenhousemuir (H) 2 - 2
 18/01/47 Division B vs. Dundee United (H) 5 - 4
 28/12/46 Division B vs. Stenhousemuir (H) 3 - 3
 21/12/46 Division B vs. Raith Rovers (A) 0 - 1
 14/12/46 Division B vs. Alloa (A) 1 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 21/09/46 Group Stage vs. Dumbarton (H) 4 - 1
 14/09/46 Division B vs. Albion Rovers (A) 1 - 3
 17/08/46 Division B vs. Stenhousemuir (A) 2 - 1
 23/03/46 Group Stage vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 3
 02/02/46 vs. Alloa (A) 3 - 3

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 21/09/46 Group Stage vs. Dumbarton (H)  4 - 1
 14/09/46 Division B vs. Albion Rovers (A)  1 - 3
 17/08/46 Division B vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  2 - 1
 23/03/46 Group Stage vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 3
 02/02/46 vs. Alloa (A)  3 - 3
 29/12/45 B Division vs. Alloa (H)  1 - 2
 15/12/45 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (A)  1 - 1
 06/10/45 B Division vs. Alloa (A)  4 - 4
 06/10/45 B Division vs. Alloa (A)  4 - 4
 29/09/45 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  4 - 1
 29/09/45 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  4 - 1
 25/08/45 B Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 6
 18/08/45 B Division vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 4

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 25/01/47 First Round vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  2 - 2
 18/01/47 Division B vs. Dundee United (H)  5 - 4
 28/12/46 Division B vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  3 - 3
 21/12/46 Division B vs. Raith Rovers (A)  0 - 1
 14/12/46 Division B vs. Alloa (A)  1 - 1
 07/12/46 Division B vs. Dundee United (A)  3 - 1
 30/11/46 Division B vs. East Fife (H)  3 - 2
 12/10/46 Group Stage vs. Dumbarton (A)  0 - 8
 05/10/46 Group Stage vs. Dundee United (H)  1 - 3
 28/09/46 Group Stage vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  2 - 5
 21/09/46 Group Stage vs. Dumbarton (H)  4 - 1
 14/09/46 Division B vs. Albion Rovers (A)  1 - 3
 07/09/46 Division B vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 2
 04/09/46 Semi Final First Leg vs. Dundee (H)  3 - 4
 31/08/46 Division B vs. Dundee (A)  0 - 5
 24/08/46 Division B vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 1
 21/08/46 First Round Second Leg vs. Raith Rovers (A)  0 - 1
 17/08/46 Division B vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  2 - 1
 14/08/46 First Round First Leg vs. Raith Rovers (H)  2 - 3
 10/08/46 Division B vs. Raith Rovers (H)  2 - 3
 20/04/46 First Round First Leg vs. Raith Rovers (H)  3 - 4
 23/03/46 Group Stage vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 3
 09/03/46 Group Stage vs. Stirling (H)  1 - 0
 02/03/46 Group Stage vs. Dundee (A)  0 - 0
 16/02/46 Semi Final First Leg vs. Dundee United (H)  2 - 2
 02/02/46 vs. Alloa (A)  3 - 3
 12/01/46 B Division vs. East Fife (H)  2 - 6
 05/01/46 B Division vs. Dundee United (A)  0 - 4
 02/01/46 B Division vs. Airdrie (Old) (H)  0 - 5
 01/01/46 B Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 1
 29/12/45 B Division vs. Alloa (H)  1 - 2
 15/12/45 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (A)  1 - 1
 08/12/45 B Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  0 - 3
 24/11/45 B Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 1
 17/11/45 B Division vs. Raith Rovers (H)  2 - 1
 03/11/45 B Division vs. Airdrie (Old) (A)  0 - 5
 27/10/45 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 4
 20/10/45 B Division vs. East Fife (A)  0 - 8
 13/10/45 B Division vs. Dundee United (H)  4 - 1
 06/10/45 B Division vs. Alloa (A)  4 - 4
 29/09/45 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  4 - 1
 22/09/45 B Division vs. Dumbarton (A)  0 - 2
 01/09/45 B Division vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  0 - 3
 25/08/45 B Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 6
 18/08/45 B Division vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 4
 11/08/45 B Division vs. Raith Rovers (A)  2 - 3
 19/05/45 First Round First Leg vs. Raith Rovers (H)  1 - 4
 12/05/45 Second Series vs. Rangers A (H)  2 - 1
 05/05/45 Second Series vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 2
 07/04/45 Second Series vs. Dundee United (H)  0 - 2
 31/03/45 Second Series vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 4
 24/03/45 Second Series vs. Dunfermline (H)  0 - 3
 17/03/45 Second Series vs. Rangers A (A)  0 - 3
 10/03/45 Second Series vs. East Fife (A)  1 - 1
 03/03/45 Second Series vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 2
 24/02/45 Second Series vs. Falkirk A (H)  5 - 0
 17/02/45 Second Series vs. Hearts A (H)  3 - 2
 10/02/45 Second Series vs. Raith Rovers (A)  2 - 1
 13/01/45 Second Series vs. Falkirk A (A)  2 - 8
 06/01/45 Second Series vs. East Fife (H)  0 - 1
 02/01/45 Second Series vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 2
 01/01/45 Second Series vs. Dundee United (A)  0 - 1
 25/11/44 First Series vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 3
 18/11/44 First Series vs. Dundee United (A)  5 - 2


Biography

Murray was signed in mid November 1944 after previously featuring for Carnoustie Panmure while stationed in the area with the Royal Navy. He was a regular in the team immedaitely, featuring in his preferred wing half position however during his time at the club he played in every position except centre half and in goal. During the 1946-47 campaign, his impressive performances caught the eye of scouts from down South and in late January 1947 he moved to Manchester City after a bid of £2000 was accepted.

Debut

November 18th, 1944
Dundee United 2 - 5 Arbroath

North Eastern League (First Series)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Willie was born on this date in Burnley.

  • Signed For Arbroath

    Murray was signed in mid November 1944 after previously featuring for Carnoustie Panmure while stationed in the area with the Royal Navy. He was a regular in the team immedaitely, featuring in his preferred wing half position however during his time at the club he played in every position except centre half and in goal. During the 1946-47 campaign, his impressive performances caught the eye of scouts from down South and in late January 1947 he moved to Manchester City after a bid of £2000 was accepted.

  • First Goal - Arbroath 1 - 4 Dundee

  • Last Appearance - Arbroath 2 - 2 Stenhousemuir