Willie Penman

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Willie Penman
Personal information
Full name William Penman
Date of birth 1922
Place of birth Kelty, Scotland
Date of death 2005 (aged 82–83)
Playing position Centre Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1942–1954 Raith Rovers[1] 138 (91)
1955–1956 Montrose[2] 11 (8)
1956 Dundee United[3] 5 (1)
Total 154 (100)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Willie Penman (1922 – 31 January 2005) was a football player from Scotland. He played the majority of his career for Raith Rovers, and is their all-time leading goal scorer with 211 goals in 328 appearances. Later in his career he had short spells with Montrose and Dundee United.[4]

Penman was signed in 1940[5] and made his debut in 1942, scoring seven goals in his first nine games.[6] He led Raith's goal scoring every season between 1947 and 1951.[7] His best season was 1948–49, when he scored 58 goals in 47 matches and helped Raith win the Second Division championship and reach the Scottish League Cup Final.[4] During the final, which Raith lost 2–0 to Rangers F.C., Penman scored a goal shortly before half time which was controversially deemed offside.[8]

Willie Penman died of cancer on 31 January 2005, at the age of 82.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Raith Rovers : 1946/47 - 2012/13". Neilbrown.newcastlefans.com. Retrieved 2013-10-30. 
  2. ^ "Montrose : 1955/56 - 2012/13". Neilbrown.newcastlefans.com. Retrieved 2013-10-30. 
  3. ^ "Dundee United : 1946/47 - 2012/13". Neilbrown.newcastlefans.com. Retrieved 2013-10-30. 
  4. ^ a b "Death of Raith great Willie Penman". The Courier. UK. 2005-02-02. Retrieved 2005-02-15. 
  5. ^ Foy, Jim (2005-02-05). "Farewell to a Legend". Retrieved 2010-02-14. 
  6. ^ Crampsey, Bob (2005-02-22). "Willie Penman Predatory centre-forward for Raith Rovers who was very nearly a Scottish Cup medal winner". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 2010-02-14. 
  7. ^ Gourlay, Ally (2004-10-18). "Former Players Tribute to Bernie Kelly.". Retrieved 2010-02-15. 
  8. ^ Foy, Jim (2004-12-02). "Get in The Picture Cup Pics Available Today". Retrieved 2010-02-15. 
  9. ^ Gourlay, Ally (2005-01-31). "Rovers' Great Passes Away". Retrieved 2010-02-15.