Billy Steele Player Profile




Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1975-76 8 (9) 17 3 0 0 4 (6) 0 4 (3) 3
Totals: 8 (9) 3 4 (6) 0 4 (3) 3

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

 Recent First Team Starts
Mar 31st, 1976 31/03/76 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 1
Jan 31st, 1976 31/01/76 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2
Jan 24th, 1976 24/01/76 3rd Round vs. Hamilton (H) 4 - 0
Jan 17th, 1976 17/01/76 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 4
Aug 30th, 1975 30/08/75 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
Aug 20th, 1975 20/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 2
Aug 13th, 1975 13/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 3
Aug 9th, 1975 09/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Aug 20th, 1975 20/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 2 (74') p
Aug 13th, 1975 13/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 3 (26')
Aug 9th, 1975 09/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 1 (86')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Mar 31st, 1976 31/03/76 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 1
Mar 27th, 1976 27/03/76 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0 (sub)
Mar 3rd, 1976 03/03/76 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (H) 5 - 0 (sub)
Jan 31st, 1976 31/01/76 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2
Jan 24th, 1976 24/01/76 3rd Round vs. Hamilton (H) 4 - 0
Jan 17th, 1976 17/01/76 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 4
Jan 10th, 1976 10/01/76 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 3 - 5 (sub)
Dec 27th, 1975 27/12/75 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 0 (sub)
Nov 29th, 1975 29/11/75 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 3 (sub)
Oct 22nd, 1975 22/10/75 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Porto (H) 1 - 2 (sub)
Oct 18th, 1975 18/10/75 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 2 (sub)
Aug 30th, 1975 30/08/75 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 1
Aug 27th, 1975 27/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (A) 2 - 1
Aug 20th, 1975 20/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 2
Aug 16th, 1975 16/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 0
Aug 13th, 1975 13/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 3 (sub)
Aug 9th, 1975 09/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 1 (sub)


Competition History


Comp
LGE 4 (6) 0 0 0
SC 1 0 0 0
LC 3 (2) 3 0 0
UEFA - (1) 0 0 0
Totals: 8 (9) 3

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


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.

Last updated on Thursday, April 21st, 2022 by B Orr.





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


  • First Non-Competitive Appearance (Friendly)

  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 2 - 1 St Johnstone
    League Cup (Sectional Tie)

    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 aft


  • First Goal

    Dundee United 2 - 1 St Johnstone
    League Cup (Sectional Tie)

    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 aft


  • Last Goal

    Dundee United 1 - 2 Partick Th
    League Cup (Sectional Tie)

    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 thei


  • League Debut

    St Johnstone 1 - 0 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee United 1 - 1 St Johnstone
    League (Premier Division)


  • Left the Club