Billy Kirkwood

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Billy Kirkwood
Personal information
Full name William Kirkwood
Date of birth (1958-09-01) 1 September 1958 (age 58)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Rangers (Youth Coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1986 Dundee United 249 (44)
1986 Hibernian 26 (1)
1986–1987 Dundee United 12 (1)
1987–1988 Dunfermline Athletic 24 (0)
1988 Dundee 21 (0)
Total 332 (46)
Teams managed
1995–1996 Dundee United
2001 St Johnstone (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Billy Kirkwood (born 1 September 1958) is a Scottish former football player. He is currently a Rangers youth coach and a Senior manager at Rangers Academy.

Early life[edit]

Kirkwood was educated at Penicuik High School.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Kirkwood made his name with Dundee United, where over 400 appearances saw him clinch the Scottish Premier Division title and two League Cup wins, alongside five domestic cup runners-up medals. After a short spell with Hibernian and similarly short return to United, Kirkwood moved to Dunfermline, before finishing his career with Dundee.


After Ivan Golac was sacked in 1995, Kirkwood was appointed manager of Dundee United. Kirkwood could not prevent the Terrors from being relegated to the First Division. In the following season, Kirkwood guided United to a play-off victory and promotion back to the Premier Division. He was then sacked six games into the 1996-97 season and replaced by Tommy McLean, who would lead United to third place.

Kirkwood had a short caretaker manager role with St Johnstone in 2001, after Sandy Clark was sacked. He has also held the assistant manager position at Dundee, Dunfermline and St Johnstone, and coaching roles with Livingston and Rangers.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Welcome". Penicuik High School. Retrieved 4 October 2016. 

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