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Willie Birrell
Born 2 March 1893
Dunfermline, Scotland
Died December 1968 (1969-01) (aged 75)[1]
Canada

William Oswald Birrell (2 March 1893 – December 1968) was a Scottish professional football centre half who played in the Scottish League for Cowdenbeath and St Bernard's.[2][1]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Birrell served in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders during the First World War and later emigrated to Canada, where he worked for Salada tea.[1]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Scottish Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Cowdenbeath 1913–14[2] Scottish Second Division 12 0 6 0 18 0
1914–15[2] 8 0 2 0 10 0
1921–22[2] 35 0 3 0 38 0
1922–23[2] 25 1 2 0 27 1
1923–24[2] 33 2 2 0 35 2
1924–25[2] Scottish First Division 10 1 0 0 10 1
Total 123 4 15 0 138 4
St Bernard's 1925–26[2] Scottish Second Division 30 0 1 0 31 0
Career total 153 4 16 0 169 4

Honours[edit | edit source]

Cowdenbeath

Inverkeithing United

Individual

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Cowdenbeath FC – Blue Brazil Online | Cowden | The Beath". http://www.cowdenbeathfc.com/index.php?act=viewPlayer&productId=369. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Litster, John. Record of Pre-War Scottish League Players. Norwich: PM Publications. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Cowdenbeath F.C. at the Football Club History Database

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