Billy Hainey Player Profile


  • Full Name: William Hainey
  • Born: June 16th, 1939 (Paisley)
  • Position: Inside Forward
  • Signed: March 15th, 1966 (£8,000)
  • First Manager: Jerry Kerr
  • Career Totals: 65 appearances, 16 goals
  • Also Played For: Partick Thistle, Portadown, St Mirren


Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1967-68 16 (1) 17 5 0 0 9 (1) 2 7 3
1966-67 35 (4) 39 9 0 1 25 (3) 4 10 (1) 5
1965-66 9 9 2 0 0 9 2 - -
Totals: 60 (5) 16 43 (4) 8 17 (1) 8

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

 Recent First Team Starts
Apr 6th, 1968 06/04/68 Division One vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 4
Mar 25th, 1968 25/03/68 Division One vs. Airdrie (H) 1 - 0
Mar 16th, 1968 16/03/68 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (H) 3 - 3
Mar 6th, 1968 06/03/68 Division One vs. Falkirk (H) 3 - 2
Mar 2nd, 1968 02/03/68 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 3 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
Mar 2nd, 1968 02/03/68 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 3 - 1
Feb 17th, 1968 17/02/68 2nd Round vs. Hearts (H) 5 - 6
Nov 25th, 1967 25/11/67 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H) 3 - 2
Aug 30th, 1967 30/08/67 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 2
Aug 16th, 1967 16/08/67 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (H) 5 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Mar 2nd, 1968 02/03/68 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 3 - 1 (52')
Feb 17th, 1968 17/02/68 2nd Round vs. Hearts (H) 5 - 6 (70')
Nov 25th, 1967 25/11/67 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H) 3 - 2 (70')
Aug 30th, 1967 30/08/67 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 2 (49')
Aug 16th, 1967 16/08/67 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (H) 5 - 0 (-)
May 3rd, 1967 03/05/67 Division One vs. Celtic (A) 3 - 2 (55')
Apr 5th, 1967 05/04/67 Division One vs. Falkirk (H) 4 - 4 (57')
Jan 21st, 1967 21/01/67 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (H) 2 - 0 (77')
Nov 16th, 1966 16/11/66 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Barcelona (H) 2 - 0 (49')
Oct 25th, 1966 25/10/66 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Barcelona (A) 2 - 1 (13')
Oct 15th, 1966 15/10/66 Division One vs. Clyde (H) 4 - 3 (28')
Aug 31st, 1966 31/08/66 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (H) 5 - 3 (83')
Aug 27th, 1966 27/08/66 Sectional Tie vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 1 (56')
Aug 13th, 1966 13/08/66 Sectional Tie vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 0 (80')
Apr 16th, 1966 16/04/66 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H) 3 - 0 (36')
Mar 21st, 1966 21/03/66 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 0 (64')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Apr 6th, 1968 06/04/68 Division One vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 4
Mar 30th, 1968 30/03/68 Division One vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 5 (sub)
Mar 25th, 1968 25/03/68 Division One vs. Airdrie (H) 1 - 0
Mar 16th, 1968 16/03/68 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (H) 3 - 3
Mar 6th, 1968 06/03/68 Division One vs. Falkirk (H) 3 - 2
Mar 2nd, 1968 02/03/68 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 3 - 1
Feb 17th, 1968 17/02/68 2nd Round vs. Hearts (H) 5 - 6
Dec 16th, 1967 16/12/67 Division One vs. Clyde (A) 0 - 5
Dec 2nd, 1967 02/12/67 Division One vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 1
Nov 25th, 1967 25/11/67 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H) 3 - 2
Sep 9th, 1967 09/09/67 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 2
Sep 2nd, 1967 02/09/67 Sectional Tie vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 3
Aug 30th, 1967 30/08/67 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 2
Aug 26th, 1967 26/08/67 Sectional Tie vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 1
Aug 19th, 1967 19/08/67 Sectional Tie vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 1
Aug 16th, 1967 16/08/67 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (H) 5 - 0
Aug 12th, 1967 12/08/67 Sectional Tie vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1
May 6th, 1967 06/05/67 Division One vs. Partick Th (A) 0 - 3
May 3rd, 1967 03/05/67 Division One vs. Celtic (A) 3 - 2
Apr 22nd, 1967 22/04/67 Division One vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 2
Apr 8th, 1967 08/04/67 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 0
Apr 5th, 1967 05/04/67 Division One vs. Falkirk (H) 4 - 4
Mar 25th, 1967 25/03/67 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 0
Mar 18th, 1967 18/03/67 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1 (sub)
Mar 8th, 1967 08/03/67 3rd Round 2nd Leg vs. Juventus (H) 1 - 0
Mar 4th, 1967 04/03/67 Division One vs. Airdrie (H) 3 - 1
Feb 25th, 1967 25/02/67 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 3
Feb 11th, 1967 11/02/67 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 3 (sub)
Feb 8th, 1967 08/02/67 3rd Round 1st Leg vs. Juventus (A) 0 - 3
Feb 4th, 1967 04/02/67 Division One vs. Clyde (A) 0 - 2
Jan 28th, 1967 28/01/67 1st Round vs. Hearts (A) 3 - 0
Jan 21st, 1967 21/01/67 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (H) 2 - 0
Jan 3rd, 1967 03/01/67 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 2
Jan 2nd, 1967 02/01/67 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 0
Dec 31st, 1966 31/12/66 Division One vs. Celtic (H) 3 - 2
Dec 17th, 1966 17/12/66 Division One vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 2
Dec 10th, 1966 10/12/66 Division One vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 2 (sub)
Dec 3rd, 1966 03/12/66 Division One vs. Falkirk (A) 3 - 0
Nov 26th, 1966 26/11/66 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 3
Nov 19th, 1966 19/11/66 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 1
Nov 16th, 1966 16/11/66 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Barcelona (H) 2 - 0
Nov 5th, 1966 05/11/66 Division One vs. Airdrie (A) 2 - 2
Oct 29th, 1966 29/10/66 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 4
Oct 25th, 1966 25/10/66 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Barcelona (A) 2 - 1
Oct 22nd, 1966 22/10/66 Division One vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 2
Oct 15th, 1966 15/10/66 Division One vs. Clyde (H) 4 - 3
Oct 8th, 1966 08/10/66 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (A) 4 - 1
Oct 1st, 1966 01/10/66 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 2 - 3
Sep 24th, 1966 24/09/66 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A) 7 - 0
Sep 10th, 1966 10/09/66 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 2
Sep 3rd, 1966 03/09/66 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (H) 3 - 4
Aug 31st, 1966 31/08/66 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (H) 5 - 3
Aug 27th, 1966 27/08/66 Sectional Tie vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 1
Aug 20th, 1966 20/08/66 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 4
Aug 17th, 1966 17/08/66 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 1
Aug 13th, 1966 13/08/66 Sectional Tie vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 0 (sub)
Apr 30th, 1966 30/04/66 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (H) 1 - 1
Apr 23rd, 1966 23/04/66 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 1
Apr 16th, 1966 16/04/66 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H) 3 - 0
Apr 9th, 1966 09/04/66 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 5 - 4
Mar 30th, 1966 30/03/66 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A) 2 - 1
Mar 26th, 1966 26/03/66 Division One vs. Clyde (A) 1 - 4
Mar 21st, 1966 21/03/66 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 0
Mar 19th, 1966 19/03/66 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 5 - 1
Mar 16th, 1966 16/03/66 Division One vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 0


Competition History


Comp
LGE 43 (4) 8 0 1
SC 2 1 0 0
LC 11 (1) 5 0 0
FAIRS 4 2 0 0
Totals: 60 (5) 16

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


Biography


Hainey played junior football for Johnstone Burgh before joining Partick Thistle during the 1959-60 season. Within a month of stepping up to the senior grade, he had already established himself as a first team regular. Partick qualified for the 1963-64 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, and Billy scored their first ever European goal in a 4-1 victory over Glentoran in Belast in September 1963. United manager made an attempt to bring Billy to Tannadice in November 1964, but the deal broke down.

However, after six years and over 100 appearances for Thistle, Billy eventually signed for United eighteen months later for a reported fee of £8,000. He made his debut the following night against Hearts at Tynecastle. He scored his first goal for the Club five days later, heading home the winner in a victory over Rangers at Tannadice. United finished in their highest ever league position at the end of that season, and qualified for Europe for the first time.

Billy became the first player to come on as a substitute in major competition for United, when he replaced Dennis Gillespie in a League Cup tie against Dundee at Tannadice at the start of the 1966-67 season, and in the same match became the first United substitute to score to help United to a 2-0 win. Billy was a regular in the line-up that season and scored some vital goals, but none more important than United's first ever European goal - just as he had done with Partick. Grabbing the opener in a 2-1 win over Barcelona in Spain, he then scored a stunning second goal against the Spaniards in the return leg at Tannadice as United recorded a famous double. At the end of the season, Billy was named in the sixteen man squad that travelled to America to represent Dallas Tornado in the United Soccer Association.

By October 1967 Billy had dropped out of the first team and was playing regularly in the reserves. He was transfer listed at his own request, but came back into the side to score a double in the Dewar Sheild Final against St Johnstone, and appeared sporadically through the season. Remarkably, the classic 5-6 Scottish Cup defeat to Hearts at Tannadice in February was the only time in Billy's time at Tannadice where the team lost in a match that he scored in.

Given a free transfer at the end of that season, he returned to his hometown to sign for newly promoted St Mirren, and after two seasons at Love Street he went to Northern Ireland to play for Portadown. Two years later he returned to Scottish Junior level, finishing his playing days with Ayrshire side Beith.

Billy was inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame in 2010.

Last updated on Monday, October 31st, 2016 by B Orr.





Debut

March 16th, 1966
Heart of Midlothian 0 - 1 Dundee United

League (Division One)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Billy was born on this date in Paisley.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Team Debut

    Hearts 0 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Division One)


  • First Goal

    Dundee United 1 - 0 Rangers
    League (Division One)


  • 50th Appearance

    Dundee United 5 - 0 Aberdeen
    League Cup (Sectional Tie)


  • Last Goal

    Motherwell 1 - 3 Dundee United
    League (Division One)


  • Last Appearance

    Rangers 4 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Division One)

    With the game all square at half-time and no goals, few would have expected what was to come in the second half. Five goals were scored by they were not shared evenly, leaving United to nurse a heavy