William Findlay (soccer)

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William Findlay
Personal information
Date of birth (1904-01-15)January 15, 1904
Place of birth Musselburgh, Scotland
Date of death January 21, 1981(1981-01-21) (aged 77)
Place of death Augusta, Georgia, United States
Playing position Wing Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Third Lanark
1928 Galicia S.C.
1928–1929 New York Nationals 8 (2)
1930 Brooklyn Wanderers 3 (0)
National team
1924–1928 United States 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

William Findlay (January 15, 1904 in Musselburgh, Scotland; died January 21, 1981 in Augusta, Georgia) was a former U.S. soccer Wing Forward who earned four caps with the U.S. national team in 1924 and 1928. He also spent two seasons in the American Soccer League

Olympic teams[edit]

In 1924, Findlay was selected to the U.S. soccer team which competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics. He played in both U.S. games, a win over Estonia followed by a second round loss to Uruguay. Findlay did not play with the U.S. again until the 1928 Summer Olympics. At that tournament, the U.S. lost its first game to Argentina. Following its elimination from the Olympics, the U.S. played one exhibition game, a 3-3 tie with Poland.[1]

Club career[edit]

Findlay began his career with Scottish club Third Lanark A.C. before moving to the United States. In 1928, he played for Galicia S.C. Following the Olympics, he signed with the New York Nationals of the American Soccer League. He also spent the 1930 fall season with the Brooklyn Wanderers.[2]


  1. ^ RSSSF
  2. ^ Jose, Colin (1998). American Soccer League, 1921-1931 (Hardback). The Scarecrow Press. (ISBN 0-8108-3429-4).