Sam Gilligan

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Sam Gilligan
Personal information
Full name Samuel Anderson Gilligan
Date of birth (1882-01-18)18 January 1882
Place of birth Dundee, Scotland
Date of death ""
Playing position Centre forward
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Belmont Athletic
1902–1903 Dundee 9 (3)
1903–1904 Celtic 13 (10)
1904–1910 Bristol City 188 (78)
1910–1913 Liverpool 41 (16)
1913–1915 Gillingham 65 (15)
1917 Dundee Hibernian 0 (0)
Forfar Athletic
Total 316 (122)
Teams managed
1913–1915 Gillingham
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Samuel Anderson Gilligan (born 18 January 1882,[1] date of death unknown) was a Scottish professional association football player in the years prior to the First World War. He made over 200 appearances in The Football League and a handful of appearances in the Scottish Football League.[2]


Born in Dundee, Gilligan began his career with Junior-level club Belmont Athletic before joining Dundee F.C.[1] In 1903 he moved to Celtic, where he spent a single season before moving to England to play for Bristol City.[1] He made 188 League appearances for City,[1] and played in the 1909 FA Cup Final,[3] before joining Liverpool in 1910. After three years there, he joined Gillingham of the Southern Football League as player-manager.[4] In his first season in charge, Gillingham secured their best position in the league for three years.[4] Gilligan returned to Scotland during the First World War, where he played for Forfar Athletic.[1] He also played for Dundee Hibernian in November 1917, playing and scoring in two minor cup matches.[5]


with Bristol City


  1. ^ a b c d e Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 - 1939. Tony Brown. p. 101. ISBN 1-899468-67-6.
  2. ^ Emms, Steve; Richard Wells (2007). Scottish League Players' Records 1890-91 to 1938-39. SoccerData. ISBN 978-1-899468-66-9.
  3. ^ Barnes, Stuart (2008). Nationwide Football Annual 2008–2009. SportsBooks Ltd. p. 136. ISBN 1-899807-72-1.
  4. ^ a b Bradley, Andy; Roger Triggs (1994). Home of the Shouting Men: Complete History of Gillingham Football Club 1893–1993. Gillingham F.C. p. 57. ISBN 0-9523361-0-3.
  5. ^ Gracie, Steve (2008). A Passion for Survival : Dundee United FC, a Comprehensive History 1909-1945. Dundee: Arabest Publishing. p. 194. ISBN 9780955834103.

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