Willie McDonald Player Profile


  • 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 Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1961-62 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 - -
1960-61 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 - -
1959-60 13 13 3 0 0 10 2 3 1
1958-59 32 32 15 0 0 23 11 9 4
1957-58 31 31 12 0 0 24 12 7 0
1956-57 9 9 3 0 0 9 3 - -
Totals: 89 (0) 33 70 (0) 28 19 (0) 5

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
G2G = Goals to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
Nov 18th, 1961 18/11/61 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 2
Sep 9th, 1961 09/09/61 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 4
Oct 8th, 1960 08/10/60 Division One vs. Airdrie (H) 1 - 2
Sep 24th, 1960 24/09/60 Division One vs. Partick Th (A) 0 - 1
Feb 27th, 1960 27/02/60 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (A) 4 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
Feb 27th, 1960 27/02/60 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (A) 4 - 1
Aug 29th, 1959 29/08/59 Sectional Tie vs. Queen's Park (A) 4 - 0
Aug 19th, 1959 19/08/59 Division Two vs. East Fife (A) 3 - 1
Apr 25th, 1959 25/04/59 Division Two vs. Brechin City (H) 1 - 2
Mar 21st, 1959 21/03/59 Division Two vs. Montrose (H) 3 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Feb 27th, 1960 27/02/60 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (A) 4 - 1 (38')
Aug 29th, 1959 29/08/59 Sectional Tie vs. Queen's Park (A) 4 - 0 (12')
Aug 19th, 1959 19/08/59 Division Two vs. East Fife (A) 3 - 1 (-)
Apr 25th, 1959 25/04/59 Division Two vs. Brechin City (H) 1 - 2 (-)
Mar 21st, 1959 21/03/59 Division Two vs. Montrose (H) 3 - 0 (-)
Feb 11th, 1959 11/02/59 1st Round 2nd Replay vs. East Stirling (N) 4 - 0 (-)
Jan 10th, 1959 10/01/59 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (H) 1 - 1 (36')
Jan 1st, 1959 01/01/59 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 3 (-)
Dec 20th, 1958 20/12/58 Division Two vs. Morton (A) 1 - 2 (-)
Nov 29th, 1958 29/11/58 Division Two vs. Arbroath (H) 2 - 3 (24')
Nov 22nd, 1958 22/11/58 Division Two vs. Montrose (A) 1 - 1 (-)
Nov 15th, 1958 15/11/58 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 2 - 0 (-)
Oct 25th, 1958 25/10/58 Division Two vs. Berwick (H) 4 - 1 (-)
Oct 25th, 1958 25/10/58 Division Two vs. Berwick (H) 4 - 1 (-)
Sep 20th, 1958 20/09/58 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (A) 3 - 4 (49')
Aug 27th, 1958 27/08/58 Sectional Tie vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 1 - 6 (-)
Aug 23rd, 1958 23/08/58 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (H) 5 - 3 (21')
Aug 23rd, 1958 23/08/58 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (H) 5 - 3 (-)
May 3rd, 1958 03/05/58 Division Two vs. Berwick (H) 7 - 0 (-)
Apr 16th, 1958 16/04/58 Division Two vs. Alloa Athletic (H) 1 - 7 (-)
Apr 12th, 1958 12/04/58 Division Two vs. Montrose (H) 2 - 1 (-)
Mar 29th, 1958 29/03/58 Division Two vs. Morton (A) 2 - 3 (2')
Mar 15th, 1958 15/03/58 Division Two vs. Stirling Albion (A) 3 - 5 (-)
Mar 15th, 1958 15/03/58 Division Two vs. Stirling Albion (A) 3 - 5 (-)
Mar 15th, 1958 15/03/58 Division Two vs. Stirling Albion (A) 3 - 5 (-)
Jan 18th, 1958 18/01/58 Division Two vs. Stenhousemuir (A) 6 - 1 (-)
Jan 2nd, 1958 02/01/58 Division Two vs. East Stirling (H) 7 - 0 (-)
Jan 1st, 1958 01/01/58 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (A) 3 - 3 (-)
Nov 9th, 1957 09/11/57 Division Two vs. Forfar Athletic (H) 5 - 2 (-)
Oct 12th, 1957 12/10/57 Division Two vs. Brechin City (A) 1 - 1 (-)
Apr 30th, 1957 30/04/57 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A) 2 - 3 (-)
Apr 17th, 1957 17/04/57 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (H) 3 - 1 (-)
Mar 30th, 1957 30/03/57 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (A) 1 - 5 (-)

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Nov 18th, 1961 18/11/61 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 2
Sep 9th, 1961 09/09/61 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 4
Oct 8th, 1960 08/10/60 Division One vs. Airdrie (H) 1 - 2
Sep 24th, 1960 24/09/60 Division One vs. Partick Th (A) 0 - 1
Feb 27th, 1960 27/02/60 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (A) 4 - 1
Jan 16th, 1960 16/01/60 Division Two vs. Stenhousemuir (H) 1 - 2
Dec 19th, 1959 19/12/59 Division Two vs. Berwick (A) 2 - 1
Nov 7th, 1959 07/11/59 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 2 - 1
Oct 17th, 1959 17/10/59 Division Two vs. Morton (A) 1 - 1
Oct 10th, 1959 10/10/59 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A) 0 - 1
Oct 3rd, 1959 03/10/59 Division Two vs. Brechin City (H) 3 - 1
Sep 9th, 1959 09/09/59 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (A) 2 - 3
Sep 5th, 1959 05/09/59 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 1
Sep 2nd, 1959 02/09/59 Play Off 2nd Leg vs. Falkirk (H) 0 - 3
Aug 31st, 1959 31/08/59 Play Off 1st Leg vs. Falkirk (A) 1 - 1
Aug 29th, 1959 29/08/59 Sectional Tie vs. Queen's Park (A) 4 - 0
Aug 19th, 1959 19/08/59 Division Two vs. East Fife (A) 3 - 1
Apr 25th, 1959 25/04/59 Division Two vs. Brechin City (H) 1 - 2
Apr 22nd, 1959 22/04/59 Division Two vs. Alloa Athletic (H) 1 - 1
Mar 21st, 1959 21/03/59 Division Two vs. Montrose (H) 3 - 0
Mar 14th, 1959 14/03/59 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 0 - 6
Mar 7th, 1959 07/03/59 Division Two vs. Ayr Utd (H) 2 - 3
Feb 21st, 1959 21/02/59 Division Two vs. Berwick (A) 2 - 8
Feb 14th, 1959 14/02/59 2nd Round vs. Third Lanark (H) 0 - 4
Feb 11th, 1959 11/02/59 1st Round 2nd Replay vs. East Stirling (N) 4 - 0
Feb 10th, 1959 10/02/59 1st Round Replay vs. East Stirling (H) 0 - 0
Feb 9th, 1959 09/02/59 1st Round vs. East Stirling (A) 1 - 1
Jan 24th, 1959 24/01/59 Division Two vs. East Fife (H) 1 - 1
Jan 17th, 1959 17/01/59 Division Two vs. Stenhousemuir (A) 0 - 1
Jan 10th, 1959 10/01/59 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (H) 1 - 1
Jan 3rd, 1959 03/01/59 Division Two vs. Hamilton (A) 0 - 1
Jan 1st, 1959 01/01/59 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 3
Dec 27th, 1958 27/12/58 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A) 1 - 1
Dec 20th, 1958 20/12/58 Division Two vs. Morton (A) 1 - 2
Dec 13th, 1958 13/12/58 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (H) 3 - 4
Dec 6th, 1958 06/12/58 Division Two vs. Stranraer (A) 1 - 4
Nov 29th, 1958 29/11/58 Division Two vs. Arbroath (H) 2 - 3
Nov 22nd, 1958 22/11/58 Division Two vs. Montrose (A) 1 - 1
Nov 15th, 1958 15/11/58 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 2 - 0
Oct 25th, 1958 25/10/58 Division Two vs. Berwick (H) 4 - 1
Oct 11th, 1958 11/10/58 Division Two vs. Queen's Park (A) 1 - 2
Sep 20th, 1958 20/09/58 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (A) 3 - 4
Sep 10th, 1958 10/09/58 Division Two vs. Brechin City (A) 0 - 1
Sep 3rd, 1958 03/09/58 Division Two vs. Forfar Athletic (H) 3 - 2
Aug 30th, 1958 30/08/58 Sectional Tie vs. Morton (A) 1 - 6
Aug 27th, 1958 27/08/58 Sectional Tie vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 1 - 6
Aug 23rd, 1958 23/08/58 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (H) 5 - 3
Aug 16th, 1958 16/08/58 Sectional Tie vs. Morton (H) 1 - 4
Aug 9th, 1958 09/08/58 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (A) 2 - 1
May 3rd, 1958 03/05/58 Division Two vs. Berwick (H) 7 - 0
Apr 16th, 1958 16/04/58 Division Two vs. Alloa Athletic (H) 1 - 7
Apr 12th, 1958 12/04/58 Division Two vs. Montrose (H) 2 - 1
Apr 5th, 1958 05/04/58 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (H) 2 - 1
Mar 29th, 1958 29/03/58 Division Two vs. Morton (A) 2 - 3
Mar 22nd, 1958 22/03/58 Division Two vs. Hamilton (H) 3 - 0
Mar 15th, 1958 15/03/58 Division Two vs. Stirling Albion (A) 3 - 5
Feb 22nd, 1958 22/02/58 Division Two vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 3
Feb 19th, 1958 19/02/58 2nd Round Replay vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 2
Feb 15th, 1958 15/02/58 2nd Round vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 0
Jan 18th, 1958 18/01/58 Division Two vs. Stenhousemuir (A) 6 - 1
Jan 11th, 1958 11/01/58 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (H) 1 - 2
Jan 4th, 1958 04/01/58 Division Two vs. Ayr Utd (A) 1 - 1
Jan 2nd, 1958 02/01/58 Division Two vs. East Stirling (H) 7 - 0
Jan 1st, 1958 01/01/58 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (A) 3 - 3
Dec 28th, 1957 28/12/57 Division Two vs. Stranraer (H) 0 - 0
Dec 21st, 1957 21/12/57 Division Two vs. Montrose (A) 2 - 3
Dec 14th, 1957 14/12/57 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (A) 1 - 3
Dec 7th, 1957 07/12/57 Division Two vs. Morton (H) 4 - 1
Nov 30th, 1957 30/11/57 Division Two vs. Hamilton (A) 2 - 1
Nov 9th, 1957 09/11/57 Division Two vs. Forfar Athletic (H) 5 - 2
Nov 2nd, 1957 02/11/57 Division Two vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 6
Oct 12th, 1957 12/10/57 Division Two vs. Brechin City (A) 1 - 1
Oct 5th, 1957 05/10/57 Division Two vs. Stenhousemuir (H) 1 - 2
Sep 14th, 1957 14/09/57 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A) 0 - 2
Aug 31st, 1957 31/08/57 Sectional Tie vs. Stranraer (H) 3 - 0
Aug 24th, 1957 24/08/57 Sectional Tie vs. Clyde (A) 1 - 8
Aug 21st, 1957 21/08/57 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 0 - 4
Aug 17th, 1957 17/08/57 Sectional Tie vs. Stranraer (A) 4 - 2
Aug 14th, 1957 14/08/57 Sectional Tie vs. Dumbarton (A) 4 - 2
Aug 10th, 1957 10/08/57 Sectional Tie vs. Clyde (H) 1 - 4
Apr 30th, 1957 30/04/57 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A) 2 - 3
Apr 24th, 1957 24/04/57 Division Two vs. Stirling Albion (A) 1 - 2
Apr 17th, 1957 17/04/57 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (H) 3 - 1
Apr 15th, 1957 15/04/57 Division Two vs. Third Lanark (A) 3 - 2
Mar 30th, 1957 30/03/57 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (A) 1 - 5
Mar 16th, 1957 16/03/57 Division Two vs. Forfar Athletic (A) 1 - 3
Mar 9th, 1957 09/03/57 Division Two vs. Clyde (A) 1 - 7
Mar 2nd, 1957 02/03/57 Division Two vs. Morton (H) 0 - 7
Feb 9th, 1957 09/02/57 Division Two vs. Stirling Albion (H) 2 - 0


Competition History


Comp
LGE 70 28 0 0
SC 6 1 0 0
LC 13 4 0 0
Totals: 89 (0) 33

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


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.

Last updated on Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 by J Myles.





Debut

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

League (Division Two)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Willie was born on this date in Dundee.


  • First Team Debut

  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Goal

    Albion Rovers 5 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Division Two)


  • 50th Appearance

    Dundee United 4 - 1 Berwick
    League (Division Two)


  • 50th League Appearance

    Dundee United 1 - 1 East Fife
    League (Division Two)


  • Last Goal

    Albion Rovers 1 - 4 Dundee United
    League (Division Two)

    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 Coatbr


  • Last Appearance

    Motherwell 2 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Division One)


  • Left the Club


  • Date of Death


    Willie died on this date in Dundee.