Willie McLean (footballer, born 1935)

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Willie McLean
Personal information
Date of birth (1935-04-02) 2 April 1935 (age 84)
Place of birth Larkhall, Scotland
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
–1956 Larkhall Thistle
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956 Hamilton Academical (trialist) 1 (0)
1956–1958 Airdrieonians 20 (2)
1958–1960 Sheffield Wednesday 0 (0)
1960–1961 Alloa Athletic 34 (18)
1961–1962 Queen of the South 46 (10)
1962–1964 Clyde 20 (1)
1964–1965 Alloa Athletic 6 (1)
1965–1968 Raith Rovers 81 (5)
Total 208 (37)
Teams managed
1973–1975 Queen of the South
1975–1978 Motherwell
1978–1979 Raith Rovers
1979–1983 Ayr United
1984–1985 Greenock Morton
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Willie McLean (born 2 April 1935) is a Scottish former association footballer and manager.[1] He managed two of the clubs he had played for, Queen of the South and Raith Rovers.

Brothers[edit]

Willie is the brother of Jim McLean and Tommy McLean, who also played and managed for senior Scottish clubs.

Queen of the South[edit]

McLean was part of the 1961/62 George Farm managed Queen of the South side that won promotion to the top division of Scottish football. As well as player/manager Farm, McLean was a teammate of Neil Martin, Jim Patterson and Iain McChesney.[2]

McLean returned to Dumfries in the 1970s, this time as manager. In 1975 his second-place finish was only denied promotion to the top division of Scottish football by league reconstruction.[3] He left Palmerston Park that summer and was replaced by Mike Jackson.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Willie McLean". Neil Brown. Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  2. ^ [1] Willie McLean playing at QoS in George Farm career profile
  3. ^ [2] Willie McLean managing at QoS in John Dempster career profile

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