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Bill McGarry

Huddersfield Town AFC

4 appearances, 0 goals

P 4 W 2 D 0 L 2 F 10: A 7
50% successful

1954-55

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
360

Profile

Full name William Harry McGarry
Born 10 June 1927 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire [registered in Stoke-on-Trent, September 1927].
Married possibly to Constance Dale [registered in Stoke-on-Trent, March 1950].
Died 17 March 2005, after a long illness, in South Africa, aged 77 years 280 days [not registered in UK].
Height/Weight 5' 8", 11st 0lb. [1957]

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career playing for Northwood Mission in Hanley, before joining local team Port Vale FC as an amateur in 1945, signing professional terms two months later.  After 148 league appearances and five goals, he transferred to the First Division with Huddersfield Town AFC on March 1951 for £10,000.  He left Town after 363 league appearances and 25 goals, to become the player manager of AFC Bournemouth & Boscombe for £2000 in March 1961, where he played in another 78 league matches, scoring twice.
Club honours Football League Second Division runners-up 1952-53; 
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Managerial Career

Club(s) After becoming player manager of AFC Bournemouth & Boscombe in March 1961, he joined Watford FC as Manager in June 1963, then onto Ipswich Town FC in September 1964.  A successful management spell at Wolverhampton Wanderers FC between November 1968 and May 1976.  McGarry went to Saudi Arabia to coach the national side from June 1976, before returning to manage Newcastle United FC in November 1977, ending his tenure in August 1980.  After a brief stint as a Brighton & Hove Albion FC scout, and a coach for Power Dynamo, Zambia, and also the Zambian national coach, he later rejoined Wolverhampton Wanderers FC for his second spell as manager between September & November 1985, for 61 days.  McGarry immediately returned to Bophathatswana.
Club honours Football League Second Division winners 1967-68; Texaco Cup winners 1971; UEFA Cup runners-up 1971-72;  Football League Cup winners 1973-74.

England Career

Player number 733rd player to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-half.
First match No. 289, 20 June 1954, Switzerland 0 England 2, a World Cup Finals match at Wankdorfstadion, Bern, aged 27 years 10 days.
Last match No. 299, 22 October 1955, England 2 Wales 1, British Championship match at Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff, aged 28 years 184 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1954.
Team honours None
Individual honours England B (one appearance).
Distinctions FA Tour of South Africa 1956.

Beyond England

Remained in football until his death in South Africa. - The Independent

 

Bill McGarry - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
5 4 2 4 0 0 360 0 0 min 0 None None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Bill McGarry - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 0 1 2.667 1.00 66.7 +1
Neutral 1 0 0 1 2 4 -2 0 0 2.00 4.00 00.0 -1
All - White 4 2 0 2 10 7 +3 0 1 2.50 1.75 50.0 =0

 

Bill McGarry - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
WCF 2 1 0 1 4 4 =0 0 1 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
World Cup 2 1 0 1 4 4 =0 0 1 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
British Championship 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 00.0 -1
Friendly 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 4 2 0 2 10 7 +3 0 1 2.50 1.75 50.0 =0

 

Bill McGarry - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1954 2 1 0 1 4 4 =0 0 1 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
WCF All 2 1 0 1 4 4 =0 0 1 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
British Championship
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1955-56 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 00.0 -1
BC All 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 00.0 -1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 2 1 0 1 4 4 =0 0 1 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
BC 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 00.0 -1
All 3 1 0 2 5 6 -1 0 1 1.667 2.00 33.3 -1

 

Bill McGarry - Match History
 Club: Huddersfield Town A.F.C. - 4 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 4 full capsx

Age 23
1 b 22 May 1954 - Switzerland B 2 England B 0, Basel Fr AL Start ?
- 288 17 June 1954 - Belgium 4 England 4, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel, Switzerland WCF ND squad member 14
1 289 20 June 1954 - Switzerland 0 England 2, Wankdorfstadion, Bern AW Start
2 290 26 June 1954 - Uruguay 4 England 2, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel, Switzerland NL Start
Age 24
3 291 2 October 1955 - Denmark 1 England 5, Idrætsparken, København Fr AW Start 4
4 292 22 October 1955 - Wales 2 England 1, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff Fr AL Start 4

Notes

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