Billy Morris (footballer)

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Billy Morris
Personal information
Full name William Morris
Date of birth 30 July 1918
Place of birth Llanddulas, Wales
Date of death 31 December 2002(2002-12-31) (aged 84)
Place of death Bodelwyddan, Wales
Playing position Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Llandudno Town ? (?)
1939–1953 Burnley 211 (47)
National team
1947–1952 Wales 5 (0)
Teams managed
1960–1961 Wrexham
1965 Wrexham
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

William "Billy" Morris (30 July 1918 – 31 December 2002) was a Welsh international footballer who played as an inside forward. He was part of the Burnley side which lost 0–1 to Charlton Athletic in the 1947 FA Cup Final. Between 1947 and 1952, Morris won a total of five caps for the Wales national football team.[1]

After he retired from playing, Morris had two spells as manager of Wrexham. He and his wife also spent some years running a guest house in Llandudno. His nephew is former Wrexham and Chester City forward Elfed Morris

International caps[edit]

Wales score first
Date Venue Opponent Result Competition
16 April 1947 Windsor Park, Belfast  Ireland 1–2 Home International
10 November 1948 Villa Park, Birmingham  England 0–1 Home International
14 November 1951 Hampden Park, Glasgow  Wales 1–0 Home International
5 December 1951 Ninian Park, Cardiff  United Kingdom 3–2 Friendly match
19 March 1952 Vetch Field, Swansea  Northern Ireland 3–0 Home International


  1. ^ "Billy Morris". Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 14 May 2015.