Charlie McGillivray
Manager Profile

Manager Details

  • Full Name: Charles McGillivray
  • Born: July 5th, 1912 (Whitburn, West Lothian)
  • Died: November 7th, 1986
  • Former Player: Charlie McGillivray
  • First Appointed: November 15th, 1944


Managerial History


Nov 15th, 1944 to Oct 15th, 1945

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Piper MacKay - 32
2. Dave Clark - 25
3. Bobby Ross - 21
4. Gordon Kennedy - 20
5. David Jack - 18
6. Dick Scott - 17
7. George McGeachie - 15
8. Bill Shaw - 13
9. Willie Jennett - 13
10. Albert Juliussen - 12
1. Dick Scott - 10
2. Albert Juliussen - 8
3. Piper MacKay - 4
4. Bobby Moodie - 4
5. Charlie McGillivray - 3
6. Syd Nicholson - 3
7. John Ross - 3
8. Charlie Ferguson - 2
9. Ian Hay - 2
10. Willie Jennett - 2

First Match In Charge
Nov 18th, 1944 2 - 5 vs. Arbroath, Wartime (North Eastern - 1st Series)

Last Match In Charge
Oct 13th, 1945 1 - 4 vs. Arbroath, League

Total Players Used:
63

Biggest Win(s)
Mar 10th, 1945 3 - 0 vs. Heart of Midlothian, Wartime (North Eastern - 2nd Series)
Feb 17th, 1945 6 - 3 vs. Dunfermline Athletic, Wartime (North Eastern - 2nd Series)
Jan 13th, 1945 5 - 2 vs. Raith Rovers, Wartime (North Eastern - 2nd Series)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Feb 10th, 1945 1 - 9 vs. Aberdeen, Wartime (North Eastern - 2nd Series)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
34 10 3 21 55 111
(29.4%) (8.8%) (61.8%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
18 8 2 8 39 59
(44.4%) (11.1%) (44.4%)

Biography

Charlie was a former Ayr United, Celtic, Manchester United, Motherwell and Dundee player. During WW2 he was with Hibs but was given permission to play for United but did not sign formally until January 1944.

After assisting Manager Jimmy Littlejohn, Charlie took over the Manager’s job in November 1944 - at the age of 32, he remains the Club's youngest ever manager. He was kept on as a registered player until he was given a free transfer in July 1945 but stayed on as Manager until Willie MacFadyen was appointed three months later.

During his eleven months in charge, he led United during the last two seasons of the Wartime League set up, and was unlucky enough to preside over the Club's record home defeat in February 1945


Players Signed

New Players Transferred In
Player Date Signed Fee
1. Gordon Kennedy Nov 25th, 1944
2. George McGeachie Dec 16th, 1944
3. Pat Kelly Dec 26th, 1944
4. Dick Scott Dec 29th, 1944
5. Robert Walls Jan 3rd, 1945
6. Joe Deans Jan 5th, 1945
7. Bobby Ross Jan 6th, 1945
8. Alex Hendry Feb 9th, 1945
9. Jimmy McIntyre Feb 9th, 1945
10. Syd Nicholson Feb 16th, 1945
11. Douglas Sneddon Feb 24th, 1945
12. Hope Mar 10th, 1945
13. John Mooney May 12th, 1945
14. Alec Shirley May 16th, 1945
15. Thomas McCulloch May 18th, 1945
16. Frank Brennan May 18th, 1945
17. Jacky Butchart May 31st, 1945
18. Hugh Young Aug 5th, 1945
19. William Smith Aug 5th, 1945
20. John McGowan Aug 11th, 1945
21. Willie Kelly Aug 15th, 1945
22. Jacky Hunter Aug 22nd, 1945
23. Frank Shufflebottom Sep 1st, 1945
24. Charlie Ferguson Sep 1st, 1945
25. Alec MacFarlane Sep 2nd, 1945

Youth Players Signed on Professional Terms
Player Pro Terms Signed