Billy Russell (footballer, born 1959)

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Billy Russell
Personal information
Full name William McKnight Russell
Date of birth (1959-09-14) 14 September 1959 (age 54)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Full back
Club information
Current team
Hull City
(Centre of Excellence manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1978 Everton 0 (0)
1978–1979 Celtic 0 (0)
1979–1985 Doncaster Rovers 244 (15)
1985–1988 Scunthorpe United 117 (7)
1988–1992 Rotherham United 105 (2)
Teams managed
2000 Hull City (caretaker)
2002 Hull City (caretaker)
2002 Hull City (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

William McKnight "Billy" Russell (born 14 September 1959 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scottish former footballer who now works as Centre of Excellence Manager at Hull City,[1] where he has been caretaker manager on three occasions.

As a player he was a defender, playing for Everton, Celtic, Doncaster Rovers, Scunthorpe United and Rotherham United, making over 450 league appearances.


Doncaster Rovers

Division 4 runners-up 1983–84

Rotherham United

Division 4 championship 1988–89


  1. ^ "Who's Who at the KC", Hull AFC official site

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