Willie McDonald Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: William McDonald
  • Born: November 11th, 1934 (Dundee)
  • Died: March 23rd, 2012 (Dundee)
  • Position: Forward
  • Signed: February 10th, 1957
  • First Manager: Ally Gallacher
  • Career Totals: 89 appearances, 33 goals
  • Also Played For: Montrose, St Joseph's, Stirling Albion


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1961-62 2 0 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
1960-61 2 0 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
1959-60 13 3 0 0 46.2% 15.4% 38.5%
1958-59 32 15 0 0 21.9% 21.9% 56.3%
1957-58 31 12 0 0 38.7% 19.4% 41.9%
1956-57 9 3 0 0 33.3% 0.0% 66.7%
Totals: 89 (0) 33


 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
 18/11/61 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 2
 09/09/61 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 4
 08/10/60 Division One vs. Airdrie (H) 1 - 2
 24/09/60 Division One vs. Partick Thistle (A) 0 - 1
 27/02/60 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (A) 4 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 27/02/60 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (A) 4 - 1
 29/08/59 Sectional Tie vs. Queen's Park (A) 4 - 0
 19/08/59 Division Two vs. East Fife (A) 3 - 1
 25/04/59 Division Two vs. Brechin City (H) 1 - 2
 21/03/59 Division Two vs. Montrose (H) 3 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 27/02/60 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (A)  4 - 1
 29/08/59 Sectional Tie vs. Queen's Park (A)  4 - 0
 19/08/59 Division Two vs. East Fife (A)  3 - 1
 25/04/59 Division Two vs. Brechin City (H)  1 - 2
 21/03/59 Division Two vs. Montrose (H)  3 - 0
 11/02/59 1st Round 2nd Replay vs. East Stirling (N)  4 - 0
 10/01/59 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (H)  1 - 1
 01/01/59 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 3
 20/12/58 Division Two vs. Morton (A)  1 - 2
 29/11/58 Division Two vs. Arbroath (H)  2 - 3
 22/11/58 Division Two vs. Montrose (A)  1 - 1
 15/11/58 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  2 - 0
 25/10/58 Division Two vs. Berwick (H)  4 - 1
 25/10/58 Division Two vs. Berwick (H)  4 - 1
 20/09/58 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (A)  3 - 4
 27/08/58 Sectional Tie vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  1 - 6
 23/08/58 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (H)  5 - 3
 23/08/58 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (H)  5 - 3
 03/05/58 Division Two vs. Berwick (H)  7 - 0
 16/04/58 Division Two vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  1 - 7
 12/04/58 Division Two vs. Montrose (H)  2 - 1
 29/03/58 Division Two vs. Morton (A)  2 - 3
 15/03/58 Division Two vs. Stirling Albion (A)  3 - 5
 15/03/58 Division Two vs. Stirling Albion (A)  3 - 5
 15/03/58 Division Two vs. Stirling Albion (A)  3 - 5
 18/01/58 Division Two vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  6 - 1
 02/01/58 Division Two vs. East Stirling (H)  7 - 0
 01/01/58 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (A)  3 - 3
 09/11/57 Division Two vs. Forfar Athletic (H)  5 - 2
 12/10/57 Division Two vs. Brechin City (A)  1 - 1
 30/04/57 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A)  2 - 3
 17/04/57 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (H)  3 - 1
 30/03/57 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (A)  1 - 5

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 18/11/61 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 2
 09/09/61 Division One vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 4
 08/10/60 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  1 - 2
 24/09/60 Division One vs. Partick Thistle (A)  0 - 1
 27/02/60 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (A)  4 - 1
 16/01/60 Division Two vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  1 - 2
 19/12/59 Division Two vs. Berwick (A)  2 - 1
 07/11/59 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  2 - 1
 17/10/59 Division Two vs. Morton (A)  1 - 1
 10/10/59 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A)  0 - 1
 03/10/59 Division Two vs. Brechin City (H)  3 - 1
 09/09/59 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (A)  2 - 3
 05/09/59 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 1
 02/09/59 Play Off 2nd Leg vs. Falkirk (H)  0 - 3
 31/08/59 Play Off 1st Leg vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 1
 29/08/59 Sectional Tie vs. Queen's Park (A)  4 - 0
 19/08/59 Division Two vs. East Fife (A)  3 - 1
 25/04/59 Division Two vs. Brechin City (H)  1 - 2
 22/04/59 Division Two vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  1 - 1
 21/03/59 Division Two vs. Montrose (H)  3 - 0
 14/03/59 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  0 - 6
 07/03/59 Division Two vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 3
 21/02/59 Division Two vs. Berwick (A)  2 - 8
 14/02/59 2nd Round vs. Third Lanark (H)  0 - 4
 11/02/59 1st Round 2nd Replay vs. East Stirling (N)  4 - 0
 10/02/59 1st Round Replay vs. East Stirling (H)  0 - 0
 09/02/59 1st Round vs. East Stirling (A)  1 - 1
 24/01/59 Division Two vs. East Fife (H)  1 - 1
 17/01/59 Division Two vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  0 - 1
 10/01/59 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (H)  1 - 1
 03/01/59 Division Two vs. Hamilton (A)  0 - 1
 01/01/59 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 3
 27/12/58 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A)  1 - 1
 20/12/58 Division Two vs. Morton (A)  1 - 2
 13/12/58 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (H)  3 - 4
 06/12/58 Division Two vs. Stranraer (A)  1 - 4
 29/11/58 Division Two vs. Arbroath (H)  2 - 3
 22/11/58 Division Two vs. Montrose (A)  1 - 1
 15/11/58 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  2 - 0
 25/10/58 Division Two vs. Berwick (H)  4 - 1
 11/10/58 Division Two vs. Queen's Park (A)  1 - 2
 20/09/58 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (A)  3 - 4
 10/09/58 Division Two vs. Brechin City (A)  0 - 1
 03/09/58 Division Two vs. Forfar Athletic (H)  3 - 2
 30/08/58 Sectional Tie vs. Morton (A)  1 - 6
 27/08/58 Sectional Tie vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  1 - 6
 23/08/58 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (H)  5 - 3
 16/08/58 Sectional Tie vs. Morton (H)  1 - 4
 09/08/58 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (A)  2 - 1
 03/05/58 Division Two vs. Berwick (H)  7 - 0
 16/04/58 Division Two vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  1 - 7
 12/04/58 Division Two vs. Montrose (H)  2 - 1
 05/04/58 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (H)  2 - 1
 29/03/58 Division Two vs. Morton (A)  2 - 3
 22/03/58 Division Two vs. Hamilton (H)  3 - 0
 15/03/58 Division Two vs. Stirling Albion (A)  3 - 5
 22/02/58 Division Two vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 3
 19/02/58 2nd Round Replay vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 2
 15/02/58 2nd Round vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 0
 18/01/58 Division Two vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  6 - 1
 11/01/58 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (H)  1 - 2
 04/01/58 Division Two vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 1
 02/01/58 Division Two vs. East Stirling (H)  7 - 0
 01/01/58 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (A)  3 - 3
 28/12/57 Division Two vs. Stranraer (H)  0 - 0
 21/12/57 Division Two vs. Montrose (A)  2 - 3
 14/12/57 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (A)  1 - 3
 07/12/57 Division Two vs. Morton (H)  4 - 1
 30/11/57 Division Two vs. Hamilton (A)  2 - 1
 09/11/57 Division Two vs. Forfar Athletic (H)  5 - 2
 02/11/57 Division Two vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 6
 12/10/57 Division Two vs. Brechin City (A)  1 - 1
 05/10/57 Division Two vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  1 - 2
 14/09/57 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A)  0 - 2
 31/08/57 Sectional Tie vs. Stranraer (H)  3 - 0
 24/08/57 Sectional Tie vs. Clyde (A)  1 - 8
 21/08/57 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  0 - 4
 17/08/57 Sectional Tie vs. Stranraer (A)  4 - 2
 14/08/57 Sectional Tie vs. Dumbarton (A)  4 - 2
 10/08/57 Sectional Tie vs. Clyde (H)  1 - 4
 30/04/57 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A)  2 - 3
 24/04/57 Division Two vs. Stirling Albion (A)  1 - 2
 17/04/57 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (H)  3 - 1
 15/04/57 Division Two vs. Third Lanark (A)  3 - 2
 30/03/57 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (A)  1 - 5
 16/03/57 Division Two vs. Forfar Athletic (A)  1 - 3
 09/03/57 Division Two vs. Clyde (A)  1 - 7
 02/03/57 Division Two vs. Morton (H)  0 - 7
 09/02/57 Division Two vs. Stirling Albion (H)  2 - 0


Biography

Willie signed from local side St Joseph’s and made his debut for United as a trialist. After signing, he played often in the side over the remainder of 1956-57 and was retained for the next five seasons, becoming a regular for over two years. He was top scorer in 1958-59 but in the latter years of his United career he played mainly in the reserves and was transferred to Stirling Albion in March 1962 for a nominal fee.

Debut

February 9th, 1957
Stirling Albion 0 - 2 Dundee United

League (Division Two)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Willie was born on this date in Dundee.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Willie signed from local side St Joseph’s and made his debut for United as a trialist. After signing, he played often in the side over the remainder of 1956-57 and was retained for the next five seasons, becoming a regular for over two years. He was top scorer in 1958-59 but in the latter years of his United career he played mainly in the reserves and was transferred to Stirling Albion in March 1962 for a nominal fee.

  • This was the beginning of United's promotion drive. Gibby Ormond, brother of the late Willie, had just been signed from Airdrie and he helped United coast to a relatively comfortable 4-1 win at Coatbridge. Willie McDonald, Jim Irvine, Dennis Gillespie and newcomer, Gibby Ormond, got the all-important goals that kept United tucked in behind Second Division leaders St Johnstone.

  • Last Appearance - Motherwell 2 - 1 Dundee United