Willie Linn Player Profile


  • Full Name: William Linn
  • Born: October 30th, 1889 (Montrose)
  • Died: December 6th, 1959 (Dundee)
  • Position: Forward
  • Signed: November 9th, 1911
  • First Manager: Pat Reilly
  • Career Totals: 129 appearances, 33 goals


Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1921-22 24 24 2 0 0 24 2 - -
1920-21 2 2 0 0 0 - - 2 0
1916-17 - - - - - - - - -
1915-16 - - - - - - - - -
1914-15 27 27 4 0 0 26 4 1 0
1913-14 28 28 8 0 0 17 6 11 2
1912-13 32 32 15 0 0 26 12 6 3
1911-12 16 16 4 0 0 12 3 4 1
Totals: 129 (0) 33 105 (0) 27 24 (0) 6

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

 Recent First Team Starts
Apr 29th, 1922 29/04/22 Division Two vs. Armadale (H) 4 - 1
Apr 22nd, 1922 22/04/22 Division Two vs. Clackmannan (A) 1 - 1
Apr 10th, 1922 10/04/22 Division Two vs. East Fife (H) 0 - 1
Jan 14th, 1922 14/01/22 Division Two vs. Bo'ness (A) 0 - 1
Jan 7th, 1922 07/01/22 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 2 - 6

 Recent First Team Goals
Apr 29th, 1922 29/04/22 Division Two vs. Armadale (H) 4 - 1
Sep 10th, 1921 10/09/21 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (H) 3 - 1
Feb 6th, 1915 06/02/15 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A) 3 - 4
Nov 14th, 1914 14/11/14 Division Two vs. Clydebank (A) 3 - 2
Oct 24th, 1914 24/10/14 Division Two vs. East Stirling (H) 1 - 3

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Apr 29th, 1922 29/04/22 Division Two vs. Armadale (H) 4 - 1 (-)
Sep 10th, 1921 10/09/21 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (H) 3 - 1 (-)
Feb 6th, 1915 06/02/15 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A) 3 - 4 (-)
Nov 14th, 1914 14/11/14 Division Two vs. Clydebank (A) 3 - 2 (-)
Oct 24th, 1914 24/10/14 Division Two vs. East Stirling (H) 1 - 3 (-)
Oct 3rd, 1914 03/10/14 Division Two vs. Lochgelly Utd (H) 4 - 3 (-)
Apr 27th, 1914 27/04/14 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (H) 3 - 2 (-)
Apr 27th, 1914 27/04/14 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (H) 3 - 2 (-)
Mar 7th, 1914 07/03/14 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 3 - 0 (-)
Jan 24th, 1914 24/01/14 Division Two vs. Abercorn (H) 2 - 1 (-)
Jan 17th, 1914 17/01/14 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A) 3 - 1 (-)
Dec 20th, 1913 20/12/13 Final Replay vs. Albion Rovers (N) 1 - 1 (-)
Oct 25th, 1913 25/10/13 3rd Round Replay vs. East Stirling (H) 2 - 1 (-)
Oct 4th, 1913 04/10/13 Division Two vs. Johnstone (H) 5 - 0 (-)
Mar 22nd, 1913 22/03/13 Division Two vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1 (-)
Feb 22nd, 1913 22/02/13 Division Two vs. Abercorn (H) 3 - 0 (-)
Jan 25th, 1913 25/01/13 Division Two vs. Johnstone (H) 7 - 1 (-)
Jan 2nd, 1913 02/01/13 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (H) 1 - 1 (-)
Jan 1st, 1913 01/01/13 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (H) 3 - 3 (-)
Jan 1st, 1913 01/01/13 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (H) 3 - 3 (-)
Dec 7th, 1912 07/12/12 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 1 (-)
Nov 23rd, 1912 23/11/12 Division Two vs. Leith Athletic (H) 2 - 1 (-)
Nov 23rd, 1912 23/11/12 Division Two vs. Leith Athletic (H) 2 - 1 (-)
Oct 26th, 1912 26/10/12 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (A) 1 - 5 (-)
Oct 19th, 1912 19/10/12 4th Round vs. Broxburn (A) 1 - 0 (-)
Sep 14th, 1912 14/09/12 Division Two vs. Vale of Leven (H) 1 - 2 (-)
Sep 7th, 1912 07/09/12 1st Round vs. Montrose (H) 3 - 0 (-)
Sep 7th, 1912 07/09/12 1st Round vs. Montrose (H) 3 - 0 (-)
Aug 17th, 1912 17/08/12 Division Two vs. East Stirling (H) 2 - 3 (-)
Apr 8th, 1912 08/04/12 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 5 - 2 (-)
Apr 8th, 1912 08/04/12 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 5 - 2 (-)
Feb 17th, 1912 17/02/12 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (H) 4 - 2 (-)
Jan 20th, 1912 20/01/12 1st Round Replay vs. Forfar Athletic (H) 4 - 1 (-)

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Apr 29th, 1922 29/04/22 Division Two vs. Armadale (H) 4 - 1
Apr 22nd, 1922 22/04/22 Division Two vs. Clackmannan (A) 1 - 1
Apr 10th, 1922 10/04/22 Division Two vs. East Fife (H) 0 - 1
Jan 14th, 1922 14/01/22 Division Two vs. Bo'ness (A) 0 - 1
Jan 7th, 1922 07/01/22 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 2 - 6
Jan 3rd, 1922 03/01/22 Division Two vs. Arbroath (A) 0 - 2
Dec 31st, 1921 31/12/21 Division Two vs. Vale of Leven (H) 0 - 2
Dec 24th, 1921 24/12/21 Division Two vs. Lochgelly Utd (A) 1 - 1
Dec 17th, 1921 17/12/21 Division Two vs. Stenhousemuir (H) 1 - 1
Dec 10th, 1921 10/12/21 Division Two vs. Alloa Athletic (H) 0 - 4
Dec 3rd, 1921 03/12/21 Division Two vs. King's Park (A) 2 - 0
Nov 26th, 1921 26/11/21 Division Two vs. Lochgelly Utd (H) 4 - 0
Nov 19th, 1921 19/11/21 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (A) 0 - 2
Nov 12th, 1921 12/11/21 Division Two vs. Arbroath (H) 1 - 2
Nov 5th, 1921 05/11/21 Division Two vs. East Fife (A) 0 - 0
Oct 29th, 1921 29/10/21 Division Two vs. King's Park (H) 0 - 1
Oct 22nd, 1921 22/10/21 Division Two vs. Broxburn (A) 0 - 3
Oct 8th, 1921 08/10/21 Division Two vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 4
Sep 24th, 1921 24/09/21 Division Two vs. Bathgate (A) 2 - 4
Sep 17th, 1921 17/09/21 Division Two vs. Armadale (A) 1 - 3
Sep 10th, 1921 10/09/21 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (H) 3 - 1
Sep 3rd, 1921 03/09/21 Division Two vs. East Stirling (H) 2 - 0
Aug 27th, 1921 27/08/21 Division Two vs. Johnstone (A) 2 - 2
Aug 20th, 1921 20/08/21 Division Two vs. Bo'ness (H) 2 - 2
Sep 18th, 1920 18/09/20 1st Round 2nd Replay vs. Arbroath (N) 0 - 3
Sep 11th, 1920 11/09/20 1st Round Replay vs. Arbroath (H) 1 - 1
Feb 13th, 1915 13/02/15 Division Two vs. Vale of Leven (H) 4 - 1
Feb 6th, 1915 06/02/15 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A) 3 - 4
Jan 23rd, 1915 23/01/15 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (A) 1 - 5
Jan 16th, 1915 16/01/15 Division Two vs. Abercorn (H) 2 - 1
Jan 9th, 1915 09/01/15 Division Two vs. Arthurlie (A) 1 - 2
Jan 2nd, 1915 02/01/15 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (H) 3 - 1
Jan 1st, 1915 01/01/15 Division Two vs. Johnstone (H) 3 - 0
Dec 26th, 1914 26/12/14 Division Two vs. Lochgelly Utd (A) 1 - 2
Dec 19th, 1914 19/12/14 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (H) 6 - 1
Dec 12th, 1914 12/12/14 Division Two vs. Vale of Leven (A) 1 - 1
Dec 5th, 1914 05/12/14 Division Two vs. Johnstone (A) 1 - 2
Nov 28th, 1914 28/11/14 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 2 - 2
Nov 21st, 1914 21/11/14 Division Two vs. Leith Athletic (H) 1 - 3
Nov 14th, 1914 14/11/14 Division Two vs. Clydebank (A) 3 - 2
Nov 7th, 1914 07/11/14 Division Two vs. Dunfermline (H) 0 - 2
Oct 31st, 1914 31/10/14 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (A) 0 - 3
Oct 24th, 1914 24/10/14 Division Two vs. East Stirling (H) 1 - 3
Oct 17th, 1914 17/10/14 Division Two vs. Abercorn (A) 2 - 4
Oct 10th, 1914 10/10/14 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (H) 1 - 0
Oct 3rd, 1914 03/10/14 Division Two vs. Lochgelly Utd (H) 4 - 3
Sep 26th, 1914 26/09/14 Division Two vs. Leith Athletic (A) 2 - 4
Sep 19th, 1914 19/09/14 Division Two vs. Clydebank (H) 1 - 3
Sep 12th, 1914 12/09/14 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 0 - 3
Sep 5th, 1914 05/09/14 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Forfar Athletic (H) 0 - 4
Aug 29th, 1914 29/08/14 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 3
Aug 22nd, 1914 22/08/14 Division Two vs. Arthurlie (H) 3 - 3
Aug 15th, 1914 15/08/14 Division Two vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 3
Apr 27th, 1914 27/04/14 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (H) 3 - 2
Apr 11th, 1914 11/04/14 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (A) 2 - 1
Apr 4th, 1914 04/04/14 Division Two vs. Vale of Leven (A) 2 - 1
Mar 14th, 1914 14/03/14 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 0 - 7
Mar 7th, 1914 07/03/14 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 3 - 0
Feb 21st, 1914 21/02/14 Division Two vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 1
Feb 14th, 1914 14/02/14 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (H) 2 - 2
Feb 7th, 1914 07/02/14 2nd Round vs. Airdrie (A) 0 - 5
Jan 31st, 1914 31/01/14 Division Two vs. Johnstone (A) 0 - 1
Jan 24th, 1914 24/01/14 Division Two vs. Abercorn (H) 2 - 1
Jan 17th, 1914 17/01/14 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A) 3 - 1
Jan 10th, 1914 10/01/14 Division Two vs. Leith Athletic (H) 1 - 1
Dec 27th, 1913 27/12/13 Final 2nd Replay vs. Albion Rovers (N) 0 - 3
Dec 20th, 1913 20/12/13 Final Replay vs. Albion Rovers (N) 1 - 1
Dec 13th, 1913 13/12/13 Final vs. Albion Rovers (N) 1 - 1
Dec 6th, 1913 06/12/13 Semi Final Replay vs. Caledonian (A) 2 - 0
Nov 29th, 1913 29/11/13 Semi Final vs. Caledonian (H) 1 - 1
Nov 1st, 1913 01/11/13 Quarter Final vs. Forfar Athletic (H) 1 - 0
Oct 25th, 1913 25/10/13 3rd Round Replay vs. East Stirling (H) 2 - 1
Oct 18th, 1913 18/10/13 3rd Round vs. East Stirling (A) 1 - 1
Oct 4th, 1913 04/10/13 Division Two vs. Johnstone (H) 5 - 0
Sep 27th, 1913 27/09/13 2nd Round vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 0
Sep 20th, 1913 20/09/13 Division Two vs. Vale of Leven (H) 2 - 0
Sep 13th, 1913 13/09/13 Division Two vs. Abercorn (A) 0 - 2
Sep 6th, 1913 06/09/13 1st Round vs. Brechin City (H) 2 - 0
Aug 30th, 1913 30/08/13 Division Two vs. Leith Athletic (A) 1 - 1
Aug 23rd, 1913 23/08/13 Division Two vs. Arthurlie (H) 1 - 0
Aug 16th, 1913 16/08/13 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 0
Mar 29th, 1913 29/03/13 Division Two vs. Abercorn (A) 0 - 2
Mar 22nd, 1913 22/03/13 Division Two vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1
Mar 15th, 1913 15/03/13 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (H) 2 - 1
Mar 8th, 1913 08/03/13 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A) 1 - 1
Mar 1st, 1913 01/03/13 Division Two vs. Dunfermline (A) 0 - 0
Feb 22nd, 1913 22/02/13 Division Two vs. Abercorn (H) 3 - 0
Feb 15th, 1913 15/02/13 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 1 - 1
Feb 8th, 1913 08/02/13 2nd Round vs. Queen's Park (A) 2 - 4
Feb 1st, 1913 01/02/13 Division Two vs. Vale of Leven (A) 2 - 2
Jan 25th, 1913 25/01/13 Division Two vs. Johnstone (H) 7 - 1
Jan 18th, 1913 18/01/13 Division Two vs. Ayr Utd (H) 1 - 0
Jan 11th, 1913 11/01/13 Division Two vs. Johnstone (A) 1 - 4
Jan 2nd, 1913 02/01/13 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (H) 1 - 1
Jan 1st, 1913 01/01/13 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (H) 3 - 3
Dec 21st, 1912 21/12/12 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 0 - 0
Dec 14th, 1912 14/12/12 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (A) 0 - 3
Dec 7th, 1912 07/12/12 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 1
Nov 30th, 1912 30/11/12 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (A) 0 - 2
Nov 23rd, 1912 23/11/12 Division Two vs. Leith Athletic (H) 2 - 1
Nov 16th, 1912 16/11/12 Division Two vs. Ayr Utd (A) 0 - 0
Nov 9th, 1912 09/11/12 5th Round Replay vs. Caledonian (H) 0 - 2
Nov 2nd, 1912 02/11/12 5th Round vs. Caledonian (A) 1 - 1
Oct 26th, 1912 26/10/12 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (A) 1 - 5
Oct 19th, 1912 19/10/12 4th Round vs. Broxburn (A) 1 - 0
Oct 12th, 1912 12/10/12 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 2
Sep 28th, 1912 28/09/12 Division Two vs. Arthurlie (A) 1 - 4
Sep 21st, 1912 21/09/12 2nd Round vs. Forfar Athletic (A) 3 - 1
Sep 14th, 1912 14/09/12 Division Two vs. Vale of Leven (H) 1 - 2
Sep 7th, 1912 07/09/12 1st Round vs. Montrose (H) 3 - 0
Aug 31st, 1912 31/08/12 Division Two vs. Arthurlie (H) 3 - 1
Aug 24th, 1912 24/08/12 Division Two vs. Leith Athletic (A) 0 - 2
Aug 17th, 1912 17/08/12 Division Two vs. East Stirling (H) 2 - 3
Apr 8th, 1912 08/04/12 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 5 - 2
Feb 24th, 1912 24/02/12 4th Round vs. St Bernard's (A) 0 - 1
Feb 17th, 1912 17/02/12 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (H) 4 - 2
Feb 10th, 1912 10/02/12 Division Two vs. Abercorn (A) 1 - 3
Jan 27th, 1912 27/01/12 2nd Round vs. Dundee W'drs (H) 5 - 1
Jan 20th, 1912 20/01/12 1st Round Replay vs. Forfar Athletic (H) 4 - 1
Jan 13th, 1912 13/01/12 1st Round vs. Forfar Athletic (A) 0 - 0
Jan 6th, 1912 06/01/12 Division Two vs. East Stirling (H) 1 - 0
Jan 2nd, 1912 02/01/12 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (A) 0 - 1
Dec 30th, 1911 30/12/11 Division Two vs. Vale of Leven (H) 0 - 1
Dec 16th, 1911 16/12/11 Division Two vs. Ayr Utd (H) 2 - 2
Dec 9th, 1911 09/12/11 Division Two vs. Leith Athletic (A) 0 - 3
Dec 2nd, 1911 02/12/11 Division Two vs. Vale of Leven (A) 0 - 2
Nov 25th, 1911 25/11/11 Division Two vs. Arthurlie (H) 0 - 0
Nov 18th, 1911 18/11/11 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 0 - 2
Nov 11th, 1911 11/11/11 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 0


Competition History


Comp
LGE 105 27 0 0
SC 2 0 0 0
QUA 18 5 0 0
CON 4 1 0 0
Totals: 129 (0) 33

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


Biography


Willie was signed from Dundee North End. In his first four seasons he was a regular in the line up and was top scorer in 1912-13. In April 1915 he signed up for military service but remained a registered Hibs player during WW1, leaving at the end of 1918-19.

Willie returned in September 1920 and saw the Club through the season in the semi professional Central League and the following season in the Scottish League. He was the first and only Dundee Hibs player to receive a benefit match. At the end of season 1921-22 he was finally released. His total appearances in all competitions is unsurpassed by any other Dundee Hibs player.

Having worked for several jute firms in Dundee, he moved to Calcutta as a foreman in the mid 1920s. He retired in 1956 before his death three years later.

Last updated on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 by B Orr.





Debut

November 11th, 1911
Dundee United 1 - 0 St Johnstone

League (Division Two)


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