Billy Russell (footballer, born 1959)

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Billy Russell
Personal information
Full name William McKnight Russell[1]
Date of birth (1959-09-14) 14 September 1959 (age 59)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Full back
Club information
Current team
Hull City
(Centre of Excellence manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1978 Everton 0 (0)
1978–1979 Celtic 0 (0)
1979–1985 Doncaster Rovers 244 (15)
1985–1988 Scunthorpe United 117 (7)
1988–1992 Rotherham United 105 (2)
Total 466 (24)
Teams managed
2000 Hull City (caretaker)
2002 Hull City (caretaker)
2002 Hull City (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

William McKnight Russell (born 14 September 1959) is a Scottish former footballer who now works as Centre of Excellence Manager at Hull City,[2] where he has been caretaker manager on three occasions.

As a player, he was a defender, playing for Everton, Celtic, Doncaster Rovers, Scunthorpe United and Rotherham United, making over 450 league appearances.


Doncaster Rovers

Division 4 runners-up 1983–84

Rotherham United

Division 4 championship 1988–89


  1. ^ "Billy Russell". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Who's Who at the KC". Hull City A.F.C. Archived from the original on 4 May 2007.

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