Willie Crothers Player Profile


  • Position: Inside Forward
  • Signed: January 11th, 1947
  • First Manager: Willie MacFadyen
  • Career Totals: 44 appearances, 28 goals


Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1949-50 5 5 5 0 0 4 3 1 2
1948-49 11 11 7 0 0 6 7 5 0
1947-48 17 17 9 0 0 15 9 2 0
1946-47 11 11 7 0 0 8 7 3 0
Totals: 44 (0) 28 33 (0) 26 11 (0) 2

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

 Recent First Team Starts
Feb 4th, 1950 04/02/50 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 1 - 2
Jan 28th, 1950 28/01/50 1st Round vs. Ayr Utd (H) 4 - 0
Jan 14th, 1950 14/01/50 B Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1
Jan 7th, 1950 07/01/50 B Division vs. Dumbarton (A) 0 - 3
Jan 3rd, 1950 03/01/50 B Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 3 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
Jan 28th, 1950 28/01/50 1st Round vs. Ayr Utd (H) 4 - 0
Jan 14th, 1950 14/01/50 B Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1
Jan 3rd, 1950 03/01/50 B Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 3 - 0
Feb 19th, 1949 19/02/49 B Division vs. Raith Rovers (A) 3 - 1
Sep 4th, 1948 04/09/48 B Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 4 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Jan 28th, 1950 28/01/50 1st Round vs. Ayr Utd (H) 4 - 0 (59')
Jan 28th, 1950 28/01/50 1st Round vs. Ayr Utd (H) 4 - 0 (9')
Jan 14th, 1950 14/01/50 B Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1 (19')
Jan 3rd, 1950 03/01/50 B Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 3 - 0 (77')
Jan 3rd, 1950 03/01/50 B Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 3 - 0 (48')
Feb 19th, 1949 19/02/49 B Division vs. Raith Rovers (A) 3 - 1 (10')
Sep 4th, 1948 04/09/48 B Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 4 - 1 (30')
Sep 4th, 1948 04/09/48 B Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 4 - 1 (29')
Sep 4th, 1948 04/09/48 B Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 4 - 1 (15')
Sep 1st, 1948 01/09/48 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (A) 3 - 3 (-)
Sep 1st, 1948 01/09/48 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (A) 3 - 3 (46')
Aug 28th, 1948 28/08/48 B Division vs. Airdrie (H) 1 - 3 (89')
Dec 27th, 1947 27/12/47 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (H) 3 - 0 (63')
Nov 29th, 1947 29/11/47 B Division vs. Raith Rovers (A) 1 - 5 (52')
Nov 22nd, 1947 22/11/47 B Division vs. Hamilton (H) 3 - 2 (-)
Nov 8th, 1947 08/11/47 B Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 5 (81')
Nov 1st, 1947 01/11/47 B Division vs. Stenhousemuir (H) 4 - 2 (39')
Oct 4th, 1947 04/10/47 B Division vs. Arbroath (H) 4 - 3 (50')
Oct 4th, 1947 04/10/47 B Division vs. Arbroath (H) 4 - 3 (38')
Aug 13th, 1947 13/08/47 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (H) 5 - 3 (81')
Aug 13th, 1947 13/08/47 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (H) 5 - 3 (62')
May 3rd, 1947 03/05/47 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (A) 1 - 5 (5')
Apr 14th, 1947 14/04/47 B Division vs. Raith Rovers (H) 3 - 0 (-)
Apr 14th, 1947 14/04/47 B Division vs. Raith Rovers (H) 3 - 0 (66')
Mar 29th, 1947 29/03/47 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 1 - 1 (86')
Jan 18th, 1947 18/01/47 B Division vs. Arbroath (A) 4 - 5 (75')
Jan 11th, 1947 11/01/47 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (H) 6 - 2 (76')
Jan 11th, 1947 11/01/47 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (H) 6 - 2 (50')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Feb 4th, 1950 04/02/50 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 1 - 2
Jan 28th, 1950 28/01/50 1st Round vs. Ayr Utd (H) 4 - 0
Jan 14th, 1950 14/01/50 B Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1
Jan 7th, 1950 07/01/50 B Division vs. Dumbarton (A) 0 - 3
Jan 3rd, 1950 03/01/50 B Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 3 - 0
Feb 26th, 1949 26/02/49 B Division vs. Stirling Albion (H) 0 - 1
Feb 19th, 1949 19/02/49 B Division vs. Raith Rovers (A) 3 - 1
Feb 12th, 1949 12/02/49 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 2 - 1
Oct 16th, 1948 16/10/48 Sectional Tie vs. Hamilton (A) 3 - 6
Sep 25th, 1948 25/09/48 Sectional Tie vs. Hamilton (H) 1 - 2
Sep 18th, 1948 18/09/48 Sectional Tie vs. Stenhousemuir (H) 4 - 2
Sep 15th, 1948 15/09/48 vs. Airdrie (A) 0 - 3
Sep 11th, 1948 11/09/48 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 1
Sep 4th, 1948 04/09/48 B Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 4 - 1
Sep 1st, 1948 01/09/48 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (A) 3 - 3
Aug 28th, 1948 28/08/48 B Division vs. Airdrie (H) 1 - 3
Feb 28th, 1948 28/02/48 B Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 0 - 4
Jan 10th, 1948 10/01/48 B Division vs. Arbroath (A) 0 - 6
Dec 27th, 1947 27/12/47 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (H) 3 - 0
Dec 20th, 1947 20/12/47 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (A) 1 - 3
Dec 13th, 1947 13/12/47 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (A) 3 - 3
Dec 6th, 1947 06/12/47 B Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 3 - 4
Nov 29th, 1947 29/11/47 B Division vs. Raith Rovers (A) 1 - 5
Nov 22nd, 1947 22/11/47 B Division vs. Hamilton (H) 3 - 2
Nov 15th, 1947 15/11/47 B Division vs. Leith Athletic (H) 2 - 1
Nov 8th, 1947 08/11/47 B Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 5
Nov 1st, 1947 01/11/47 B Division vs. Stenhousemuir (H) 4 - 2
Oct 25th, 1947 25/10/47 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 2 - 6
Oct 18th, 1947 18/10/47 B Division vs. Dumbarton (H) 0 - 1
Oct 4th, 1947 04/10/47 B Division vs. Arbroath (H) 4 - 3
Aug 23rd, 1947 23/08/47 Sectional Tie vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 0 - 2
Aug 13th, 1947 13/08/47 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (H) 5 - 3
Aug 9th, 1947 09/08/47 Sectional Tie vs. Albion Rovers (A) 0 - 3
May 3rd, 1947 03/05/47 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (A) 1 - 5
Apr 19th, 1947 19/04/47 B Division vs. Airdrie (A) 0 - 5
Apr 14th, 1947 14/04/47 B Division vs. Raith Rovers (H) 3 - 0
Apr 12th, 1947 12/04/47 B Division vs. Stenhousemuir (H) 2 - 2
Mar 29th, 1947 29/03/47 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 1 - 1
Mar 5th, 1947 05/03/47 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 1
Mar 1st, 1947 01/03/47 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 2
Feb 1st, 1947 01/02/47 B Division vs. East Fife (A) 2 - 1
Jan 25th, 1947 25/01/47 1st Round vs. Queen's Park (A) 0 - 3
Jan 18th, 1947 18/01/47 B Division vs. Arbroath (A) 4 - 5
Jan 11th, 1947 11/01/47 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (H) 6 - 2


Competition History


Comp
LGE 33 26 0 0
SC 2 2 0 0
LC 8 0 0 0
SUPP 1 0 0 0
Totals: 44 (0) 28

 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 Dunipace Juniors and first played for United as a trialist. He was signed immediately after and was an ever present in the side for the rest of season 1946-47.

The arrival of Peter McKay meant that he found it harder to get into the side and had to be content with playing in the reserves and from time to time in the first team. In March 1948, he spent a short time on loan at Stirling Albion and a brief spell on loan at Alloa Athletic in March 1949. He left United in November 1950 to join Forfar Athletic.

Last updated on Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 by S Gracie.





Debut

January 11th, 1947
Dundee United 6 - 2 Alloa Athletic

League (B Division)


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