Willie Garner

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Willie Garner
Personal information
Full name William Garner
Date of birth (1955-07-24) 24 July 1955 (age 61)
Place of birth Stirling, Scotland
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Campsie Black Watch
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1981 Aberdeen 113 (1)
1981–1982 Celtic 1 (0)
1981–1982 Alloa Athletic (loan) 7 (1)
1982–1983 Rochdale (loan) 7 (1)
1982–1984 Alloa Athletic (player-manager) 48 (6)
1984–1986 Aberdeen 0 (0)
1986–1987 Cove Rangers
1987–1988 Rosslyn Sport
1988–1990 Keith
1990 FC Stoneywood
1990–1992 Berwick Rangers 47 (1)
1992–1995 Craigroyston (player-manager)
1995–1997 Newtongrange Star
Total 224 (10)
Teams managed
1982–1984 Alloa Athletic
1988–1990 Keith
1992–1995 Craigroyston
1995–1999 Newtongrange Star
2000–2002 Harthill Royal
2005–2006 Glenrothes
2008–2011 Tayport
2014 Ballingry Rovers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:50, 9 November 2014 (UTC).

William "Willie" Garner (born 24 July 1955) is a Scottish former footballer best known for playing for Aberdeen. He is now a manager, mainly of clubs in the junior ranks of Scottish football.


Willie Garner was born in Stirling in 1955. He signed for Aberdeen from Campsie Black Watch in 1975. He was part of the team which won the Scottish League Cup in 1976.[1] He left Aberdeen in 1981 to join Celtic, where he only played two first team games. He joined Alloa Athletic in 1982 as player/manager, before returning to Aberdeen in 1984 to become assistant manager to Alex Ferguson. After two years as Ferguson's number two, he played for a number of Highland League and Junior clubs before signing for Berwick Rangers, where he remained for two years before retiring in 1992.

He was manager of Scottish Junior Football Association, East Region side Ballingry Rovers between October and November 2014, when they folded after 62 years in existence.



Scottish League Cup Winner - 1976

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  1. ^ McGoldrick, Kevin (23 February 2005). "The Glens of Tranquillity". highbeam.com. Daily Record. Retrieved 9 November 2014.