Bill McPhillips

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Bill McPhillips
Personal information
Full name William Pearson McPhillips
Date of birth (1910-07-06)6 July 1910
Place of birth Musselburgh,[1] Scotland
Date of death 1992 (aged 81–82)[2]
Place of death Yorkshire, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1930-38 Newcastle Utd 34 (0)
38-39 Guildford City ?
1939-40 Bradford City ?
Hartlepool Utd 1
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Bill McPhillips (1910–1992) was a Scottish professional football goalkeeper who played his club football for Newcastle United. He was in the Newcastle squad that won the FA Cup in 1932.

Professional career[edit]

McPhillips was reserve goalkeeper for Newcastle and spent eight years at the club. He had very little luck keeping down a first team place.[3] McPhillips replaced Albert McInroy in the 1933/34 seasion when he sustained an injury in a 2–0 defeat at Portsmouth on 30 December 1933, which put him out for the rest of the season. He made his debut in the 9-2 win against Liverpool on New Years Day, 1934. Newcastle's form then declined and they ended the 1933–34 season being relegated to the Second Division. he had brief spells with Guildford City, Bradford City and he guested for Hartlepool United during World War II.[4]