Billy White

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Billy White
Personal information
Full name William Henry White
Date of birth (1936-10-13)13 October 1936
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Date of death 7 December 2000(2000-12-07) (aged 64)
Place of death Ormskirk, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Playing position Forward
Youth career
c 1952–1954 Clubmoor Boys' Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1954–1961 Burnley 9 (4)
1961 Wrexham 8 (0)
1961–1962 Chester 13 (3)
1962–? Halifax Town 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

William "Billy" White (13 October 1936 – 7 December 2000) was an English former footballer.

Playing career[edit]

White joined Burnley from the Liverpool based Clubmoor Boys' Club in 1954,[1] going on to score four times in his nine league outings for the Clarets. His spell included six appearances during 1959–60, when Burnley were champions of the Football League First Division.[1]

In March 1961 he moved to Wrexham, but four months later he switched to local rivals Chester. The following year he joined Halifax Town but he did not make any more appearances in The Football League.

After the end of his football career, White ran a newsagent shop in Liverpool with his wife Winifred.[2] He died in Ormskirk District General Hospital in December 2000 after contracting MRSA.[2] Burnley flew their flag at half-mast as a mark of respect following his death.[2]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Davies, Gareth M; Jones, Peter (1999). The Racecourse Robins. Davies and Jones. p. 326. ISBN 0-9524950-1-5. 
  2. ^ a b c "Farewell to Clarets hero". Lancashire Evening Telegraph. 2000-12-15. Retrieved 2009-05-18.