Willie McLean (Scottish footballer)

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Willie McLean
Personal information
Date of birth (1935-04-02) 2 April 1935 (age 79)
Place of birth Larkhall, Scotland
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
Hamilton Academical[1]
–1956 Larkhall Thistle[1]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1958 Airdrieonians[1] 20 (2)
1958–1960 Sheffield Wednesday[2] 0 (0)
1960–1961 Alloa Athletic[2] 34 (18)
1961–1962 Queen of the South[3] 46 (10)
1962–1964 Clyde[4] 46 (5)
1964–1965 Alloa Athletic[2] 6 (1)
1965–1968 Raith Rovers[5] 81 (5)
Teams managed
1973–1975 Queen of the South
1975–1978 Motherwell
1978–1979 Raith Rovers
1979–1983 Ayr United
1984–1985 Greenock Morton
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Willie McLean is a Scottish former association footballer and manager. He managed two of the clubs he had played for, Queen of the South and Raith Rovers.

Brothers[edit]

Willie is the brother of Jim McLean and Tommy McLean, who also played and managed for senior Scottish clubs.

Queen of the South[edit]

McLean was part of the 1961/62 George Farm managed Queen of the South side that won promotion back to the top division of Scottish football. As well as player/manager Farm, McLean was a team mate of Neil Martin, Jim Patterson and Iain McChesney.[6]

McLean returned to Dumfries in the 1970s, this time as manager. In 1975 his second place finish was only denied promotion to the top division of Scottish football by league reconstruction.[7] He left Palmerston Park that summer and was replaced by Mike Jackson.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c AIRDRIE UNITED:1946/47 - 2007/08, Newcastle Fans.
  2. ^ a b c ALLOA ATHLETIC : 1946/47 - 2007/08, Newcastle Fans.
  3. ^ QUEEN OF THE SOUTH : 1946/47 - 2007/08, Newcastle Fans.
  4. ^ CLYDE : 1946/47 - 2007/08, Newcastle Fans.
  5. ^ RAITH ROVERS : 1946/47 - 2007/08, Newcastle Fans.
  6. ^ [1] Willie McLean playing at QoS in George Farm career profile
  7. ^ [2] Willie McLean managing at QoS in John Dempster career profile

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