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Billy Watson
Burnley FC

3 appearances, 0 goals
50% successful
1913-19
disciplined: none
captaincies: none
minutes played: 270

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Billy Watson Profile

Full name William Watson
Popular name Billy Watson
Born  11 September 1890 in Birkdale, Southport;
Died 1 September 1955, aged 64;
Height/Weight 5' 7½", 11st 2lbs [1914]

Club Career

Club(s) Began playing schoolboy football in Southport and also played with Sunday school side Blowick Wesleyans.  Signed for Southport Central FC in 19071, turning professional in 1908.  Burnley FC signed him in March 1909 for �200.
Club honours FA Cup winner 1913-14; Football League champions 1920-21;
Individual honours Football League (5 apps, 1 definite as Captain, against Irish League, 1 October 1921)
Distinctions None.

England Career

Player number 375th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-half;
First match No. 116, 5 April 1913, England 1 Scotland 0, a British Championship match at Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, Fulham, London.  Aged 22 years 206 days;
Last match No. 120, 25 October 1919, Ireland 1 England 1, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Belfast, Aged 29 years 44 days;
Major tournaments British Championship 1912-13, 1913-14, 1919-20;
Team honours British Championship winners 1912-13;
Individual honours England 'Victory' (1 app)
Distinctions None.

Beyond England

After leaving football worked as an ironmonger and as a decorator.  Served two spells as a Liberal councillor on the Southport local authority. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1971). Hatton Press, p.262

 

Billy Watson - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Gls Av. min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
3 3 3 270 0 0 min 0 None None

 

Bily Watson - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 1 0 1 1 3 -2 1 1 0.50 1.50 50.0 =0
Away 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 3 1 1 1 2 4 -2 1 1 0.667 1.333 50.0 =0

 

Billy Watson - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 3 1 1 1 2 4 -2 1 1 0.667 1.333 50.0 =0
All 3 1 1 1 2 4 -2 1 1 0.667 1.333 50.0 =0

 

Billy Watson - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championships
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1912-13 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1913-14 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 00.0 -1
BC 1919-20 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC All 3 1 1 1 2 4 -2 1 1 0.667 1.333 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 3 1 1 1 2 4 -2 1 1 0.667 1.333 50.0 =0
All 3 1 1 1 2 4 -2 1 1 0.667 1.333 50.0 =0

 

Billy Watson - Match History
Club: Burnley F.C. - 3 full caps
Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 3 full caps
1 116 05-Apr-1913 England 1 Scotland 0 Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, Fulham, London BC HW Start LH
2 117 14-Feb-1914 England 0 Ireland 3 Ayresome Park, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough BC HL Start LH
3 120 25-Oct-1919 Ireland 1 England 1 Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast BC AD Start LH
  130 21 October 1922 - England 2 Ireland 0, The Hawthorns, West Bromwich BC HW withdrawn reserve

Notes

[Biographical sketch to come]

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