Billy Steele Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1975-76 8 (9) 3 0 0 35.3% 11.8% 52.9%
Totals: 8 (9) 3


 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
 31/03/76 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 1
 31/01/76 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2
 24/01/76 3rd Round vs. Hamilton (H) 4 - 0
 17/01/76 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 4
 30/08/75 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 20/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 2
 13/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 3
 09/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 20/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 2
 13/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 3
 09/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 1

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 31/03/76 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 1
 27/03/76 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 0
 03/03/76 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (H)  5 - 0
 31/01/76 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 24/01/76 3rd Round vs. Hamilton (H)  4 - 0
 17/01/76 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 4
 10/01/76 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  3 - 5
 27/12/75 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 0
 29/11/75 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 3
 22/10/75 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Porto (H)  1 - 2
 18/10/75 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 2
 30/08/75 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 1
 27/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (A)  2 - 1
 20/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 2
 16/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 0
 13/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 3
 09/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 1


Biography


The Fife born forward joined Rangers as an apprentice, going on to plat mainly in the reserves, but was included in some tour matches. After being loaned to Benburb Juniors for a spell, he was released in May 1975, when he signed for United.

Billy made a scoring debut as a substitute in his first competitive match against St Johnstone in a League Cup tie, but with immense competition for first team places, Billy spent more than half of the season 1975-76 in the reserves, making most of his first team appearances that year from the bench, including a UEFA Cup appearance against Porto. After refusing to move to the Dundee area - as was manager Jim McLean's rule - Billy joined Dumbarton for a fee of £5,000 in September 1976.

Staying for just one season at Boghead, he returned to Fife, where he spent the next five years with Cowdenbeath. He finished his senior career at Arbroath in 1984, later becoming a bookmaker in Inverkeithing.





Debut (as sub)

August 9th, 1975
Dundee United 2 - 1 St Johnstone

League Cup (Sectional Tie)

Full Debut

August 16th, 1975
Dundee United 2 - 0 Kilmarnock

League Cup (Sectional Tie)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth

    Billy was born on this date in Dunfermline.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    The Fife born forward joined Rangers as an apprentice, going on to plat mainly in the reserves, but was included in some tour matches. After being loaned to Benburb Juniors for a spell, he was released in May 1975, when he signed for United.

  • With five teenagers in their side United were all out to impress—and did so after 20 minutes when Paul Sturrock headed them into the lead. Saints' Muir latched on to a slack pass-back five minutes after the break to level things but home sub. Billy Steele netted a late winner to secure the points.

  • With five teenagers in their side United were all out to impress—and did so after 20 minutes when Paul Sturrock headed them into the lead. Saints' Muir latched on to a slack pass-back five minutes after the break to level things but home sub. Billy Steele netted a late winner to secure the points.

  • Just prior to the start of the initial Premier League season the Tannadice Top Ten side had already suffered in the away leg at Firhill at the hands of the First Division men. 3-1 down going into their home advantage. United did little better the second time around when Joe Craig added to the Maryhill club's lead with a first half