Bill Williams (footballer born 1942)
|Full name||William Thomas Williams|
|Date of birth||8 November 1942|
|Place of birth||Esher, Surrey, England|
|Playing position||Centre half|
(Chief Executive & Director of Football)
|1961–1963||Queens Park Rangers||45||(0)|
|1964–1965||West Bromwich Albion||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:18, 25 April 2011 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Williams played for Portsmouth, Queens Park Rangers, West Bromwich Albion, Mansfield Town and Gillingham, making over 250 Football League appearances in total. He also had a spell playing for Maidstone United before becoming player-manager of South African outfit Durban City.
After spending around five years at Durban City, Williams went to manage in America spending a year each at Sacramento Gold and the Atlanta Chiefs. After returning to England in 1981 Williams took over at Maidstone United, spending three years at the club before agreeing to move back to South Africa to manage Durban United. In 1986 Williams again took over the reins at Maidstone before becoming general manager of the club from 1987-1991. After the sacking of Graham Carr in 1991, Williams became Maidstone first team manager for the 3rd time but lasted only a matter of months before being replaced by Clive Walker. In 1997 Williams took the managers job at Dover Athletic and led the club to their highest ever league finish when the club came 6th in the Football Conference in the 1999-00 season. After leaving Dover in 2001 Williams spent a short time managing Kingstonian.
Williams has since returned to Maidstone United and has been a key member of the club for a number of years. He is currently Chief Executive and Director of Football and played a major role in moving the club to The Gallagher Stadium after 24 years of homelessness.