Billy Dodds
Billy Dodds
Billy Dodds
● Billy Dodds, 1989 (ALA)

born in Scotland

William Dodds was born on Wednesday, 5th February, 1969, in New Cumnock, East Ayrshire.

The 5' 8 (10st 10lbs) forward temporarily transferred to Billy Lamont's Thistle in September, 1987, from his parent club, Chelsea.

Aged 18, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 12th September, 1987, in a 5-0 defeat away to Hamilton Academical in the SFL First Division.

Billy scored his first goal for Thistle on Wednesday, 11th November, 1987, in a 3-1 defeat away to Airdrieonians in the SFL First Division.

He scored the last of his 12 goals on Wednesday, 6th April, 1988, in a 1-0 win away to Clyde in the Glasgow Cup.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 4th February, 2006, in a 2-2 draw away to Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Scottish Cup, having appeared as a Jag on 39 occasions.

Billy's club-list included Chelsea, Partick Thistle, Dundee, St Johnstone, Aberdeen, Dundee United and Rangers.

Bio Extra

Arrived at Firhill on loan from Chelsea, he immediately showed he had potential. However, ho was played wide rather than as an out and-out forward where he had played at Chelsea. Still managed to score 12 goals in his time, he managed to split the support into "for" and "against" camps for Dodd. Returned to Chelsea where he was top scorer in the reserves, playing through the middle. Went on to play for various clubs in Scotland.


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