Willie Linn Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: William Linn
  • Born: October 30th, 1889 (Montrose)
  • Died: December 6th, 1959 (Dundee)
  • Position: Forward
  • Signed: November 9th, 1911
  • First Manager: Pat Reilly
  • Career Totals: 129 appearances, 33 goals


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1921-22 24 2 0 0 20.8% 25.0% 54.2%
1920-21 2 0 0 0 0.0% 50.0% 50.0%
1916-17 - - - - - - -
1915-16 - - - - - - -
1914-15 27 4 0 0 29.6% 11.1% 59.3%
1913-14 28 8 0 0 53.6% 28.6% 17.9%
1912-13 32 15 0 0 28.1% 34.4% 37.5%
1911-12 16 4 0 0 37.5% 18.8% 43.8%
Totals: 129 (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
 29/04/22 Division Two vs. Armadale (H) 4 - 1
 22/04/22 Division Two vs. Clackmannan (A) 1 - 1
 10/04/22 Division Two vs. East Fife (H) 0 - 1
 14/01/22 Division Two vs. Bo'ness (A) 0 - 1
 07/01/22 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 2 - 6

 Recent First Team Goals
 29/04/22 Division Two vs. Armadale (H) 4 - 1
 10/09/21 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (H) 3 - 1
 06/02/15 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A) 3 - 4
 14/11/14 Division Two vs. Clydebank (A) 3 - 2
 24/10/14 Division Two vs. East Stirling (H) 1 - 3

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 29/04/22 Division Two vs. Armadale (H)  4 - 1
 10/09/21 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (H)  3 - 1
 06/02/15 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A)  3 - 4
 14/11/14 Division Two vs. Clydebank (A)  3 - 2
 24/10/14 Division Two vs. East Stirling (H)  1 - 3
 03/10/14 Division Two vs. Lochgelly Utd (H)  4 - 3
 27/04/14 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (H)  3 - 2
 27/04/14 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (H)  3 - 2
 07/03/14 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  3 - 0
 24/01/14 Division Two vs. Abercorn (H)  2 - 1
 17/01/14 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A)  3 - 1
 20/12/13 Final Replay vs. Albion Rovers (N)  1 - 1
 25/10/13 3rd Round Replay vs. East Stirling (H)  2 - 1
 04/10/13 Division Two vs. Johnstone (H)  5 - 0
 22/03/13 Division Two vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 1
 22/02/13 Division Two vs. Abercorn (H)  3 - 0
 25/01/13 Division Two vs. Johnstone (H)  7 - 1
 02/01/13 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (H)  1 - 1
 01/01/13 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (H)  3 - 3
 01/01/13 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (H)  3 - 3
 07/12/12 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 1
 23/11/12 Division Two vs. Leith Athletic (H)  2 - 1
 23/11/12 Division Two vs. Leith Athletic (H)  2 - 1
 26/10/12 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (A)  1 - 5
 19/10/12 4th Round vs. Broxburn (A)  1 - 0
 14/09/12 Division Two vs. Vale of Leven (H)  1 - 2
 07/09/12 1st Round vs. Montrose (H)  3 - 0
 07/09/12 1st Round vs. Montrose (H)  3 - 0
 17/08/12 Division Two vs. East Stirling (H)  2 - 3
 08/04/12 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  5 - 2
 08/04/12 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  5 - 2
 17/02/12 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (H)  4 - 2
 20/01/12 1st Round Replay vs. Forfar Athletic (H)  4 - 1

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 29/04/22 Division Two vs. Armadale (H)  4 - 1
 22/04/22 Division Two vs. Clackmannan (A)  1 - 1
 10/04/22 Division Two vs. East Fife (H)  0 - 1
 14/01/22 Division Two vs. Bo'ness (A)  0 - 1
 07/01/22 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  2 - 6
 03/01/22 Division Two vs. Arbroath (A)  0 - 2
 31/12/21 Division Two vs. Vale of Leven (H)  0 - 2
 24/12/21 Division Two vs. Lochgelly Utd (A)  1 - 1
 17/12/21 Division Two vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  1 - 1
 10/12/21 Division Two vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  0 - 4
 03/12/21 Division Two vs. King's Park (A)  2 - 0
 26/11/21 Division Two vs. Lochgelly Utd (H)  4 - 0
 19/11/21 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (A)  0 - 2
 12/11/21 Division Two vs. Arbroath (H)  1 - 2
 05/11/21 Division Two vs. East Fife (A)  0 - 0
 29/10/21 Division Two vs. King's Park (H)  0 - 1
 22/10/21 Division Two vs. Broxburn (A)  0 - 3
 08/10/21 Division Two vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 4
 24/09/21 Division Two vs. Bathgate (A)  2 - 4
 17/09/21 Division Two vs. Armadale (A)  1 - 3
 10/09/21 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (H)  3 - 1
 03/09/21 Division Two vs. East Stirling (H)  2 - 0
 27/08/21 Division Two vs. Johnstone (A)  2 - 2
 20/08/21 Division Two vs. Bo'ness (H)  2 - 2
 18/09/20 1st Round 2nd Replay vs. Arbroath (N)  0 - 3
 11/09/20 1st Round Replay vs. Arbroath (H)  1 - 1
 13/02/15 Division Two vs. Vale of Leven (H)  4 - 1
 06/02/15 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A)  3 - 4
 23/01/15 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (A)  1 - 5
 16/01/15 Division Two vs. Abercorn (H)  2 - 1
 09/01/15 Division Two vs. Arthurlie (A)  1 - 2
 02/01/15 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (H)  3 - 1
 01/01/15 Division Two vs. Johnstone (H)  3 - 0
 26/12/14 Division Two vs. Lochgelly Utd (A)  1 - 2
 19/12/14 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (H)  6 - 1
 12/12/14 Division Two vs. Vale of Leven (A)  1 - 1
 05/12/14 Division Two vs. Johnstone (A)  1 - 2
 28/11/14 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  2 - 2
 21/11/14 Division Two vs. Leith Athletic (H)  1 - 3
 14/11/14 Division Two vs. Clydebank (A)  3 - 2
 07/11/14 Division Two vs. Dunfermline (H)  0 - 2
 31/10/14 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (A)  0 - 3
 24/10/14 Division Two vs. East Stirling (H)  1 - 3
 17/10/14 Division Two vs. Abercorn (A)  2 - 4
 10/10/14 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (H)  1 - 0
 03/10/14 Division Two vs. Lochgelly Utd (H)  4 - 3
 26/09/14 Division Two vs. Leith Athletic (A)  2 - 4
 19/09/14 Division Two vs. Clydebank (H)  1 - 3
 12/09/14 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  0 - 3
 05/09/14 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Forfar Athletic (H)  0 - 4
 29/08/14 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 3
 22/08/14 Division Two vs. Arthurlie (H)  3 - 3
 15/08/14 Division Two vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 3
 27/04/14 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (H)  3 - 2
 11/04/14 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (A)  2 - 1
 04/04/14 Division Two vs. Vale of Leven (A)  2 - 1
 14/03/14 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  0 - 7
 07/03/14 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  3 - 0
 21/02/14 Division Two vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 1
 14/02/14 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (H)  2 - 2
 07/02/14 2nd Round vs. Airdrie (A)  0 - 5
 31/01/14 Division Two vs. Johnstone (A)  0 - 1
 24/01/14 Division Two vs. Abercorn (H)  2 - 1
 17/01/14 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A)  3 - 1
 10/01/14 Division Two vs. Leith Athletic (H)  1 - 1
 27/12/13 Final 2nd Replay vs. Albion Rovers (N)  0 - 3
 20/12/13 Final Replay vs. Albion Rovers (N)  1 - 1
 13/12/13 Final vs. Albion Rovers (N)  1 - 1
 06/12/13 Semi Final Replay vs. Caledonian (A)  2 - 0
 29/11/13 Semi Final vs. Caledonian (H)  1 - 1
 01/11/13 Quarter Final vs. Forfar Athletic (H)  1 - 0
 25/10/13 3rd Round Replay vs. East Stirling (H)  2 - 1
 18/10/13 3rd Round vs. East Stirling (A)  1 - 1
 04/10/13 Division Two vs. Johnstone (H)  5 - 0
 27/09/13 2nd Round vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 0
 20/09/13 Division Two vs. Vale of Leven (H)  2 - 0
 13/09/13 Division Two vs. Abercorn (A)  0 - 2
 06/09/13 1st Round vs. Brechin City (H)  2 - 0
 30/08/13 Division Two vs. Leith Athletic (A)  1 - 1
 23/08/13 Division Two vs. Arthurlie (H)  1 - 0
 16/08/13 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 0
 29/03/13 Division Two vs. Abercorn (A)  0 - 2
 22/03/13 Division Two vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 1
 15/03/13 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (H)  2 - 1
 08/03/13 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A)  1 - 1
 01/03/13 Division Two vs. Dunfermline (A)  0 - 0
 22/02/13 Division Two vs. Abercorn (H)  3 - 0
 15/02/13 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  1 - 1
 08/02/13 2nd Round vs. Queen's Park (A)  2 - 4
 01/02/13 Division Two vs. Vale of Leven (A)  2 - 2
 25/01/13 Division Two vs. Johnstone (H)  7 - 1
 18/01/13 Division Two vs. Ayr Utd (H)  1 - 0
 11/01/13 Division Two vs. Johnstone (A)  1 - 4
 02/01/13 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (H)  1 - 1
 01/01/13 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (H)  3 - 3
 21/12/12 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  0 - 0
 14/12/12 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (A)  0 - 3
 07/12/12 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 1
 30/11/12 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (A)  0 - 2
 23/11/12 Division Two vs. Leith Athletic (H)  2 - 1
 16/11/12 Division Two vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 0
 09/11/12 5th Round Replay vs. Caledonian (H)  0 - 2
 02/11/12 5th Round vs. Caledonian (A)  1 - 1
 26/10/12 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (A)  1 - 5
 19/10/12 4th Round vs. Broxburn (A)  1 - 0
 12/10/12 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 2
 28/09/12 Division Two vs. Arthurlie (A)  1 - 4
 21/09/12 2nd Round vs. Forfar Athletic (A)  3 - 1
 14/09/12 Division Two vs. Vale of Leven (H)  1 - 2
 07/09/12 1st Round vs. Montrose (H)  3 - 0
 31/08/12 Division Two vs. Arthurlie (H)  3 - 1
 24/08/12 Division Two vs. Leith Athletic (A)  0 - 2
 17/08/12 Division Two vs. East Stirling (H)  2 - 3
 08/04/12 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  5 - 2
 24/02/12 4th Round vs. St Bernard's (A)  0 - 1
 17/02/12 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (H)  4 - 2
 10/02/12 Division Two vs. Abercorn (A)  1 - 3
 27/01/12 2nd Round vs. Dundee W'drs (H)  5 - 1
 20/01/12 1st Round Replay vs. Forfar Athletic (H)  4 - 1
 13/01/12 1st Round vs. Forfar Athletic (A)  0 - 0
 06/01/12 Division Two vs. East Stirling (H)  1 - 0
 02/01/12 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (A)  0 - 1
 30/12/11 Division Two vs. Vale of Leven (H)  0 - 1
 16/12/11 Division Two vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 2
 09/12/11 Division Two vs. Leith Athletic (A)  0 - 3
 02/12/11 Division Two vs. Vale of Leven (A)  0 - 2
 25/11/11 Division Two vs. Arthurlie (H)  0 - 0
 18/11/11 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  0 - 2
 11/11/11 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 0


Biography

Willie was signed from Dundee North End. In his first four seasons he was a regular in the line up and was top scorer in 1912-13. In April 1915 he signed up for military service but remained a registered Hibs player during WW1, leaving at the end of 1918-19.

Willie returned in September 1920 and saw the Club through the season in the semi professional Central League and the following season in the Scottish League. He was the first and only Dundee Hibs player to receive a benefit match. At the end of season 1921-22 he was finally released. His total appearances in all competitions is unsurpassed by any other Dundee Hibs player.

Having worked for several jute firms in Dundee, he moved to Calcutta as a foreman in the mid 1920s. He retired in 1956 before his death three years later.

Debut

November 11th, 1911
St Johnstone 0 - 1 Dundee United

League (Division Two)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Willie was born on this date in Montrose.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Willie was signed from Dundee North End. In his first four seasons he was a regular in the line up and was top scorer in 1912-13. In April 1915 he signed up for military service but remained a registered Hibs player during WW1, leaving at the end of 1918-19.

  • Last Appearance - Dundee United 4 - 1 Armadale