Billy Watkin

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Billy Watkin
Personal information
Full name Thomas William Steel Watkin
Date of birth (1923-12-14)14 December 1923
Place of birth Grimsby, England
Date of death 2001 (aged 77–78)
Playing position Inside forward
Youth career
Grimsby Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949–1952 Grimsby Town 0 (0)
1952–1954 Gateshead 39 (14)
1954–1955 Middlesbrough 11 (2)
1955–1956 Mansfield Town 25 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Thomas William Steel "Billy" Watkin (21 September 1932 – 2001) was an English footballer who played as an inside forward.

Watkin was an England schoolboy international who came through the junior ranks at Grimsby Town, signing a professional contract with them in October 1949. In December 1952, Watkin joined Gateshead, scoring a total of 14 goals in 40 league and cup appearances before moving to neighbours Middlesbrough in March 1954, where he scored 2 goals in 11 games. Watkin joined Mansfield Town in June 1955, scoring 5 goals in 26 league and cup games.

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