Ray Wilson (Scottish footballer)

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Ray Wilson
Personal information
Full name Ray T. Wilson
Date of birth (1947-04-08) 8 April 1947 (age 70)
Place of birth Grangemouth, Scotland
Playing position Full back
Youth career
West Bromwich Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1976 West Bromwich Albion[1] 232 (3)
National team
1970 Scotland under-23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ray T. Wilson (born 8 April 1947 in Grangemouth) is a Scottish former football full-back.

An amateur with Woodburn Athletic he joined West Bromwich Albion on the same terms in 1963, turning professional a year later.[2] Initially playing on the left side of midfield he soon settled into the left full-back position, dislodging Graham Williams with his hard tackling.[2] A regular at left-back for a number of years, he suffered a shattered kneecap against Luton Town in August 1975 and was forced into early retirement as a consequence.[2] He was awarded a testimonial game against Aston Villa the same year.[2]

Following his retirement Wilson settled in Birmingham where he became a businessman.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ B.J. Hugman, Rothmans Football League Players Records The Complete A-Z 1946–1981, 1981, p. 359
  2. ^ a b c d e T. Matthews, West Bromwich Albion – The Complete Record, 2007, pp. 150–151