Bill Shankly
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Bill Shankly
● Bill Shankly (PNE)

born in Scotland

William Shankly was born on Tuesday, 2nd September, 1913, in Glenbuck, East Ayrshire.

The 5' 8 (11st 5lbs) defender temporarily transferred to Donald Turner's Thistle in October, 1943, from his parent club, Preston North End.

Aged 30, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 2nd October, 1943, in a 6-2 defeat at home to Dumbarton in the Southern League.

Bill scored his first goal for Thistle on Saturday, 16th October, 1943, in a 4-3 defeat away to Falkirk in the Southern League.

He scored the last of his 11 goals on Saturday, 29th September, 1945, in a 1-1 draw at home to Aberdeen in the Southern League.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 22nd December, 1945, in a 5-3 defeat away to Queen of the South in the Southern League, having appeared as a Jag on 69 occasions.

His club-list included Cronberry Eglinton, Glenbuck Cherrypickers, Carlisle United, Preston North End, King's Park, St Mirren, Liverpool, Bolton Wanderers, Cardiff City, Lovells Athletic, East Fife, Arsenal, Norwich City, Luton Town and Partick Thistle.

Bill died on Tuesday, 29th September, 1981, in Liverpool, aged 68.

compiled from our All Games criteria.
Age Goal(s) Match
30y, 1m, 14d goal.png 16.10.1943 Falkirk [a] L3-4 (Southern League - game 9)
30y, 3m, 9d goal.png 11.12.1943 Rangers [h] L1-2 (Southern League - game 17)
30y, 3m, 16d goal.png 18.12.1943 Morton [a] W2-1 (Southern League - game 18)
30y, 4m, 1d goal.png 03.01.1944 St Mirren [h] L1-2 (Southern League - game 21)
30y, 5m, 24d goal.png 26.02.1944 Third Lanark [a] W3-0 (Southern League - game 29)
30y, 7m, 8d goal.png 10.04.1944 Rangers [a] D3-3 (Southern League - game 30)
30y, 7m, 13d goal.png 15.04.1944 Third Lanark [h] W4-2 (Glasgow Charity Cup Quarter Final)
31y, 0m, 21d goal.png 23.09.1944 Heart of Midlothian [h] W2-1 (Southern League - game 6)
31y, 8m, 24d goal.png 26.05.1945 Dumbarton [h] D4-4 (Summer Cup 1st Round, 1st leg)
31y, 11m, 30d goal.png 01.09.1945 Morton [h] D2-2 (Southern League, Division A - game 4)
32y, 0m, 27d goal.png 29.09.1945 Aberdeen [h] D1-1 (Southern League, Division A - game 8)





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