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 Th (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 Th (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
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