Willie Cunningham (Northern Irish footballer)
|Full name||William Edward Cunningham|
|Date of birth||17 May 1930|
|Place of birth||Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland|
|Date of death||31 August 2007(aged 77)|
|Place of death||Dunfermline, Scotland|
|Ardrossan Winton Rovers|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Antrim, he signed for St Mirren in 1950 and played there until 1954 when he left for Leicester City. He joined Dunfermline Athletic in 1960 and was a member of the Scottish Cup-winning team which beat Celtic 2–0 in 1961. After retiring from playing, he went into management with Dunfermline Athletic and Falkirk. He returned to manage St Mirren in 1972, but resigned in 1974 for personal reasons. Before leaving, he recommended Alex Ferguson as his successor.
He died, aged 77, on 31 August 2007.
- Stirlingshire Cup : 1969-70
- Willie Cunningham at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
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