Wilson Humphries

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Wilson Humphries
Personal information
Date of birth (1928-07-01)1 July 1928
Place of birth Motherwell, Scotland
Date of death 1992 (aged 63–64)
Playing position Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–1956 Motherwell 199 (68)
1956–1957 St Mirren 22 (8)
1957–1959 Dundee United 54 (33)
1959–1961 Hamilton Academical 29 (4)
National team
1952 Scotland 1 (0)
1952 Scottish League XI 1 (0)
Teams managed
1970–1972 St Mirren
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Wilson Humphries (born 1 July 1928 in Motherwell; died 1992) was a former Scotland international footballer who played as an inside forward.


Humphries began his career in the mid-1940s with hometown club Motherwell, spending a decade with the Fir Park side and making just under 200 league appearances, scoring 68 goals. During his time with Well, Humphries won both domestic cups, winning the Scottish League Cup in 1950 and the Scottish Cup two years later. Shortly after the Scottish Cup win, in which Humphries scored, Humphries received his only Scotland cap, appearing in a 3-1 defeat in Sweden.[1] Humphries also appeared in the Scottish League XI in 1952.[2] In 1954, during Motherwell's record 12-1 win over Dundee United, Humphries netted six goals, another club record.

In 1956, Humphries moved to St Mirren, spending a year at Love Street before joining Dundee United, spending two years at Tannadice and scoring 33 times in 54 league appearances. Humphries left in 1959, the year United went on to gain promotion to Division One, and joined Hamilton Academical, where he spent the final two years of his playing career. After retiring from playing, Humphries returned to Motherwell as a part-time member of the coaching staff, where he remained throughout the 1960s.[3] In 1970, Humphries returned to St Mirren as manager but his two-year spell included relegation in 1971 and he resigned the following year.

Such was his contribution to hometown club Motherwell that he helped form the Former Players Club in 1988,[4] while one of the South Stand corporate boxes is named after him.[5]

Humphries died in 1992.


  1. ^ Wilson Humphries at scottishfa.co.uk
  2. ^ "Wilson Humphries". Londonhearts.com (London Hearts Supporters' Club). Retrieved 11 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "An amber and claret Motherwell jersey, No.3, with crew-neck collar". Christies. 1997-10-05. Retrieved 2009-04-02. 
  4. ^ Miller, Graham (2009-05-11). "Ex-Steelmen still clubbing together". Wishaw Press. Retrieved 2009-04-02. 
  5. ^ "South Stand Boxes". Motherwell FC. Retrieved 2009-04-02. 

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