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Willie Maddren

Middlesbrough FC




Full name William Dixon Maddren
Born 11 January 1951 in Haverton Hill, Billingham, county Durham [registered in Durham SE, March 1951].
Married twice, first, to Diane C. Armstrong [registered in Teesside, Yorkshire, June 1972]. secondly, to Hilary J. Haste [registered in Central Cleveland, May 1984]. Sons David and Stephen, daughters Laura and Lucy.
Died 29 August 2000 at Butterwick Hospice, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, aged 49 years [registered in Stockton, Durham, August 2000].
Height/Weight x' x", xst. xlbs [x].


Local media & FindMyPast.com

Biographies Extra Time: Willie Maddren

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) A Middlesbrough FC amateur, Maddren signed professional forms with in 1968 and played 293 league matches, scoring nineteen times, before playing his final match in September 1977, a persistent knee injury that could not be repaired ended his career in February 1979.
Club honours None
Individual honours Middlesbrough FC Player of the Year 1972-73; PFA Division Two Team of the Year 1973-74;
Distinctions None


Local Media

Managerial Career

Club(s) Rejoined Middlesbrough FC as a physiotherapist in 1982, being promoted to assistant manager under Jack Charlton in March 1984.  He was promoted to the managers seat after Charlton left at the end of the 1983-84 season, and guided Middlesbrough FC through its most traumatic years in its club's history. He was sacked in February 1986. He then when onto coach Whitby Town FC and Hartlepool United FC on a part-time basis.
Club honours None

England Career

Player number Did not appear for England.
Position(s) Defender
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours England U23 (five appearances)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After being sacked, Maddren had a chain of sports shops, Willie Maddren Sports, on which he concentrated. On 10 February 1995, Maddren was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, Maddren then campaigned and raised awareness about the disease, raising over £250,000. - Various Media


Willie Maddren - Career Statistics
Squads Apps comp. apps Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 min 0 None None
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.


Willie Maddren - Match History
 Club: Middlesbrough F.C. - 0 full appearances

manager: Don Revie - 0 full capsx

Age 22
1 u23 7 March 1973 - England U23 1 Czechoslovakia U23 0, Villa Park, Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham Fr HW Start 6
2 u23 13 November 1973 - England U23 1 Denmark U23 1, Fratton Park, Frogmore Road, Southsea, Portsmouth Fr HD Start 6
Age 23
3 u23 13 March 1974 - England U23 2 Scotland U23 0, St. James' Park, Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Fr HW Start 6
u23 15 May 1974 - Yugoslavia U23 1 England U23 0, Stadion Karađorđev Park, Zrenjanin Fr AL sub ?
5 u23 19 May 1974 - France U23 2 England U23 2, Stade Georges Pompidou, Valence Fr AD Start 6
- 486 30 October 1974 - England 3 Czechoslovakia 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW squad member
- 487 20 November 1974 - England Portugal 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HD squad member