Bill Masson Player Profile


  • Full Name: William Colman Masson
  • Born: November 6th, 1914 (Catterline)
  • Died: 1998 (Dundee)
  • Height: 5' 10
  • Position: Centre Half
  • Signed: November 6th, 1933
  • First Manager: Willie Reid
  • Career Totals: 79 appearances, 1 goals
  • Also Played For: Dundee, Falkirk, Montrose, Raith Rovers


Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1935-36 17 17 0 0 0 17 0 - -
1934-35 38 38 1 0 0 34 1 4 0
1933-34 24 24 0 0 0 23 0 1 0
Totals: 79 (0) 1 74 (0) 1 5 (0) 0

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
Feb 1st, 1936 01/02/36 Division Two vs. Alloa Athletic (H) 4 - 0
Jan 18th, 1936 18/01/36 Division Two vs. Raith Rovers (H) 4 - 3
Jan 4th, 1936 04/01/36 Division Two vs. East Fife (A) 3 - 4
Jan 2nd, 1936 02/01/36 Division Two vs. Brechin City (H) 2 - 2
Jan 1st, 1936 01/01/36 Division Two vs. Morton (A) 1 - 4

 Recent First Team Goals
Jan 12th, 1935 12/01/35 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (A) 1 - 5

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Jan 12th, 1935 12/01/35 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (A) 1 - 5 (-)

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Feb 1st, 1936 01/02/36 Division Two vs. Alloa Athletic (H) 4 - 0
Jan 18th, 1936 18/01/36 Division Two vs. Raith Rovers (H) 4 - 3
Jan 4th, 1936 04/01/36 Division Two vs. East Fife (A) 3 - 4
Jan 2nd, 1936 02/01/36 Division Two vs. Brechin City (H) 2 - 2
Jan 1st, 1936 01/01/36 Division Two vs. Morton (A) 1 - 4
Dec 21st, 1935 21/12/35 Division Two vs. St Mirren (A) 2 - 6
Dec 7th, 1935 07/12/35 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A) 3 - 2
Nov 30th, 1935 30/11/35 Division Two vs. Montrose (A) 2 - 3
Nov 23rd, 1935 23/11/35 Division Two vs. Edinburgh City (H) 4 - 1
Oct 26th, 1935 26/10/35 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 0 - 7
Sep 21st, 1935 21/09/35 Division Two vs. St Mirren (H) 1 - 2
Sep 14th, 1935 14/09/35 Division Two vs. Raith Rovers (A) 1 - 1
Sep 7th, 1935 07/09/35 Division Two vs. Falkirk (H) 3 - 1
Aug 31st, 1935 31/08/35 Division Two vs. Brechin City (A) 1 - 2
Aug 24th, 1935 24/08/35 Division Two vs. King's Park (H) 1 - 1
Aug 17th, 1935 17/08/35 Division Two vs. Alloa Athletic (A) 3 - 2
Aug 10th, 1935 10/08/35 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (H) 2 - 2
Apr 20th, 1935 20/04/35 Division Two vs. Leith Athletic (A) 0 - 4
Apr 12th, 1935 12/04/35 Division Two vs. Stenhousemuir (A) 2 - 3
Mar 30th, 1935 30/03/35 Division Two vs. East Stirling (H) 4 - 0
Mar 23rd, 1935 23/03/35 Division Two vs. Montrose (A) 1 - 2
Mar 16th, 1935 16/03/35 Division Two vs. Stenhousemuir (H) 8 - 0
Mar 9th, 1935 09/03/35 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A) 2 - 1
Mar 2nd, 1935 02/03/35 Division Two vs. Raith Rovers (A) 3 - 0
Feb 27th, 1935 27/02/35 3rd Round Replay vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 4
Feb 23rd, 1935 23/02/35 3rd Round vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 2
Feb 16th, 1935 16/02/35 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (H) 3 - 3
Feb 9th, 1935 09/02/35 2nd Round vs. Queen's Park (H) 6 - 3
Feb 2nd, 1935 02/02/35 Division Two vs. Arbroath (A) 2 - 2
Jan 26th, 1935 26/01/35 1st Round vs. Fraserburgh (A) 6 - 2
Jan 19th, 1935 19/01/35 Division Two vs. Forfar Athletic (H) 5 - 3
Jan 12th, 1935 12/01/35 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (A) 1 - 5
Jan 5th, 1935 05/01/35 Division Two vs. East Fife (H) 4 - 0
Jan 1st, 1935 01/01/35 Division Two vs. Morton (H) 4 - 1
Dec 29th, 1934 29/12/34 Division Two vs. Alloa Athletic (H) 3 - 3
Dec 22nd, 1934 22/12/34 Division Two vs. Brechin City (H) 9 - 2
Dec 15th, 1934 15/12/34 Division Two vs. Edinburgh City (A) 8 - 2
Dec 8th, 1934 08/12/34 Division Two vs. King's Park (H) 2 - 1
Nov 28th, 1934 28/11/34 Division Two vs. Edinburgh City (H) 9 - 6
Nov 24th, 1934 24/11/34 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 0 - 1
Nov 17th, 1934 17/11/34 Division Two vs. Leith Athletic (H) 2 - 2
Nov 10th, 1934 10/11/34 Division Two vs. East Fife (A) 1 - 1
Nov 3rd, 1934 03/11/34 Division Two vs. Arbroath (H) 3 - 2
Oct 27th, 1934 27/10/34 Division Two vs. Brechin City (A) 8 - 0
Oct 20th, 1934 20/10/34 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 0 - 2
Oct 13th, 1934 13/10/34 Division Two vs. Third Lanark (H) 0 - 2
Oct 6th, 1934 06/10/34 Division Two vs. Morton (A) 3 - 3
Sep 29th, 1934 29/09/34 Division Two vs. Alloa Athletic (H) 2 - 0
Sep 22nd, 1934 22/09/34 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (A) 0 - 1
Sep 15th, 1934 15/09/34 Division Two vs. Montrose (H) 4 - 3
Sep 8th, 1934 08/09/34 Division Two vs. King's Park (A) 1 - 3
Sep 1st, 1934 01/09/34 Division Two vs. Raith Rovers (H) 4 - 0
Aug 25th, 1934 25/08/34 Division Two vs. Third Lanark (A) 0 - 5
Aug 18th, 1934 18/08/34 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (H) 5 - 2
Aug 11th, 1934 11/08/34 Division Two vs. Forfar Athletic (A) 2 - 0
Apr 28th, 1934 28/04/34 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (H) 2 - 3
Apr 21st, 1934 21/04/34 Division Two vs. Raith Rovers (H) 5 - 2
Apr 7th, 1934 07/04/34 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A) 1 - 1
Mar 31st, 1934 31/03/34 Division Two vs. Forfar Athletic (A) 1 - 4
Mar 24th, 1934 24/03/34 Division Two vs. Dunfermline (A) 0 - 1
Mar 17th, 1934 17/03/34 Division Two vs. Stenhousemuir (A) 0 - 2
Mar 10th, 1934 10/03/34 Division Two vs. Leith Athletic (H) 5 - 2
Mar 3rd, 1934 03/03/34 Division Two vs. King's Park (H) 8 - 1
Feb 10th, 1934 10/02/34 Division Two vs. Edinburgh City (A) 1 - 2
Jan 27th, 1934 27/01/34 Division Two vs. Arbroath (A) 2 - 4
Jan 20th, 1934 20/01/34 1st Round vs. Alloa Athletic (A) 2 - 4
Jan 13th, 1934 13/01/34 Division Two vs. Brechin City (H) 0 - 1
Jan 6th, 1934 06/01/34 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (H) 4 - 1
Jan 1st, 1934 01/01/34 Division Two vs. Morton (A) 3 - 4
Dec 30th, 1933 30/12/33 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (H) 4 - 4
Dec 23rd, 1933 23/12/33 Division Two vs. East Fife (A) 1 - 5
Dec 16th, 1933 16/12/33 Division Two vs. Arbroath (H) 4 - 4
Dec 9th, 1933 09/12/33 Division Two vs. Leith Athletic (A) 5 - 1
Dec 2nd, 1933 02/12/33 Division Two vs. Raith Rovers (A) 1 - 4
Nov 18th, 1933 18/11/33 Division Two vs. Edinburgh City (H) 9 - 3
Nov 11th, 1933 11/11/33 Division Two vs. Montrose (H) 1 - 2
Nov 4th, 1933 04/11/33 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (A) 3 - 4
Oct 28th, 1933 28/10/33 Division Two vs. Dunfermline (H) 4 - 2
Sep 23rd, 1933 23/09/33 Division Two vs. East Stirling (H) 2 - 2


Competition History


Comp
LGE 74 1 0 0
SC 5 0 0 0
Totals: 79 (0) 1

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


Biography


Hailing from Johnshaven, Bill spent his youth football days with Whifflet Emerald before playing junior football with Carluke Rovers. He had already spent time on trial with St Johnstone in the Alliance league while still playing for Carluke when he made his first appearances for United as a trialist during the first half of the 1933-34 season. He later signed terms with United and went on to play for the rest of the season and was retained at the end of 1933-34. He was an ever present in the side in 1934-35 but featured less frequently in the season that followed before he was released to join Montrose in April 1936.

A fit and athletic sportsman throughout his career, in his profession he was noted as a "burly gymnastic instructor" who completed his studies at Jordanhill College in Glasgow while playing for United. He was equally proficient at tennis, having played in several regional competitions. In his later years he was also noted for his rugby skills. He later played for Dundee before the advent of WW2.

After the war and having retired as a player after a brief return to Montrose, he was appointed as superintendent of physical education in Angus and also became a member of Scottish FA coaching committee. In later life, he became physical training director for Dundee schools.

Last updated on Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 by B Orr.





Debut

September 23rd, 1933
Dundee United 2 - 2 East Stirlingshire

League (Division Two)


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