Willie Bell

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Willie Bell
Personal information
Full name William John Bell[1]
Date of birth (1937-09-03) 3 September 1937 (age 81)
Place of birth Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Playing position Left back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1960 Queen's Park 54 (2)
1960–1967 Leeds United 204 (15)
1967–1969 Leicester City 49 (0)
1969–1970 Brighton & Hove Albion 44 (1)
Total 351 (18)
National team
1966 Scotland 2 (0)
Teams managed
1975–1977 Birmingham City
1977–1978 Lincoln City
1979–2001 Liberty University
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

William John Bell (born 3 September 1937) is a Scottish former football player and manager. He played as a left back.

Bell was born in Johnstone, Renfrewshire. He played for Queen's Park in the Scottish Football League and for Leeds United, Leicester City and Brighton & Hove Albion in the English Football League. He played more than 200 league games for Leeds United in the 1960s. At international level, he represented Scotland twice. Bell managed Birmingham City and Lincoln City, and then moved to the United States, where he coached the Liberty University Flames in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Bell is a devout Christian and an ordained minister, who together with wife Mary founded a ministry which visits prisons in England and the United States.[2]


  1. ^ "Willie Bell". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 11 May 2017. 
  2. ^ Brown, Eric (1 February 2009). "Freeing the captive: Former LU soccer coach finds purpose in prison ministry". Liberty Journal. Liberty University. Retrieved 8 February 2009. 

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