Billy Chalmers

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William Chalmers
Personal information
Date of birth (1907-07-24)24 July 1907
Place of birth Bellshill, Scotland
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Center Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1922-24 Queen's Park
1924-28 Rangers 41 (13)
1928-31 Newcastle United
1931-32 Grimsby Town
1932-36 Bury Town
1936- Notts County
Teams managed
1948-49 Juventus
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

William "Billy" Chalmers (born 24 July 1907, date of death unknown)[1] was an association football player and manager, who is most well known for managing Italian side Juventus during the 1948-49 season;[2] he is the one of two Scottish managers in the club's history. He was born in Bellshill, Scotland.


As a player Chalmers played for various clubs as a striker; he was transferred from Glasgow Rangers in 1928 for £2,500 to play for Newcastle United.

At Newcastle he played alongside club legend Hughie Gallacher, who was also born in Bellshill. Chalmers scored against Leicester City on his debut, then in his second game he scored twice against Burnley which made him become popular quickly with the Toon fans.[3]