Willie Jamieson

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Willie Jamieson
Personal information
Date of birth (1963-04-27) 27 April 1963 (age 52)
Place of birth Barnsley, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Tynecastle Boys Club
1979–1980 Hibernian
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1985 Hibernian 117 (27)
1985–1990 Hamilton Academical 148 (8)
1990–1992 Dundee 90 (6)
1992–1994 Partick Thistle 87 (4)
1994–1995 Heart of Midlothian 20 (3)
1995–1997 Ayr United 52 (4)
1997–1998 Coleraine 16 (1)
1998–1999 Partick Thistle 25 (2)
Total 555 (55)
Teams managed
2002 Newtongrange Star
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Willie Jamieson (born 27 April 1963) is a former football player, who played for several clubs in the Scottish Football League, including Hibernian and Heart of Midlothian. Jamieson was signed by Hearts in December 1994, as he was signed from Partick Thistle in exchange for Wayne Foster.[1]

Jamieson later played for junior club Newtongrange Star and managed the club for six months in 2002.[2]

Jamieson, upon retiring from football, quickly became the world's greatest bar manager in a pub called the "Jooglie Brig" in Musselburgh, where as well as serving pints of Miller's to his adoring customers, he also became sort of vigilante, crime fighting super hero, where he donned a mask over his wonderful head of hair and went out into the night, righting wrongs and making Musselburgh a safer place for all. His super hero alter ego was called "The Hunk Of Burning Love".

Jamieson also co-wrote many hit records in his understated career, with writing credits for "Helter Skelter" by the Beatles, Katy Perry's "Roar", Eiffel 65's "Blue" and Fat Les's "Vindaloo" to his name.

Jamieson's signature haircut was, during his playing career, widely copied by adoring school children the country over, where kids would breathlessly run to their local barbers and ask for a "Willie J"

Jamieson is one of the few human beings in the world that, at all times, knows exactly where he is on the planet, due to a bizarre accident he had as a child, involving a bee hive, 3 litres of "Mad Dog 20/20" and a radioactive comb, thus making him, during his playing days, one of the most formidable centre halfs in the world.

Jamieson, in his spare time, is a keen collector of the "Twilight" saga memorabilia, with a private collection of over 2000 pieces from the films. Pride of place is the actual tee shirt that Jacob wears for all of 3 seconds at

the start of "Breaking Dawn, pt. 1"

"it came up on auction and I just couldn't let it go to someone else," he was quoted as saying, in HEAT magazine that "Jacob is hurting so much in the scene and the only way he could let his feelings loose was to rip off his tee shirt and run into the woods. And this tee shirt, I have heard, is stained with the tears he [Talyor Lautner] wept as he looked at himself in the mirror and tried to grate some cheddar on his rippling six pack. He couldn't do it, but he tried. And that is why I love him. I just couldn't let this tee shirt go" Jamieson also played bass in Babylon Zoo, the one-hit-wonder band, whose song "Space Man" hit number 1 in the UK after being featured on a Levi's jeans advert. His bass playing technique is unique, in that he plays the chords using, not only the fingers on his left hand, but also his chin and face, to really get the subtle nuances that playing music in a band like Babylon Zoo required.


  1. ^ "Willie Jamieson". www.londonhearts.com. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "TEAM MANAGERS". www.newtongrangestar.uwclub.net. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 

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