Charlie McGillivray - Manager Profile

Full Name: Charles McGillivray
Nov 15th, 1944 to Oct 15th, 1945

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Piper MacKay - 32
2. Dave Clark - 25
3. Bobby Ross - 21
4. Gordon Kennedy - 20
5. David Jack - 18
6. Dick Scott - 17
7. George McGeachie - 15
8. Willie Jennett - 13
9. Bill Shaw - 13
10. Albert Juliussen - 12
1. Dick Scott - 10
2. Albert Juliussen - 8
3. Piper MacKay - 4
4. Bobby Moodie - 4
5. Charlie McGillivray - 3
6. Syd Nicholson - 3
7. John Ross - 3
8. Charlie Ferguson - 2
9. Ian Hay - 2
10. Willie Jennett - 2

First Match In Charge: Saturday, November 18th, 1944 vs. Arbroath (2-5)

Last Match In Charge: Saturday, October 13th, 1945 vs. Arbroath (1-4)

Total Players Used: 63

Biggest Win(s)
Mar 10th, 1945 3 - 0 vs. Heart of Midlothian, Wartime (North Eastern - 2nd Series)
Feb 17th, 1945 6 - 3 vs. Dunfermline Athletic, Wartime (North Eastern - 2nd Series)
Jan 13th, 1945 5 - 2 vs. Raith Rovers, Wartime (North Eastern - 2nd Series)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Feb 10th, 1945 1 - 9 vs. Aberdeen, Wartime (North Eastern - 2nd Series)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
34 10 3 21 55 111 -56
(29.4%) (8.8%) (61.8%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
18 8 2 8 39 59 -20
(44.4%) (11.1%) (44.4%)

Charlie was a former Ayr United, Celtic, Manchester United, Motherwell and Dundee player. During WW2 he was with Hibs but was given permission to play for United but did not sign formally until January 1944.

After assisting Manager Jimmy Littlejohn, Charlie took over the Managerís job in November 1944 - at the age of 32, he remains the Club's youngest ever manager. He was kept on as a registered player until he was given a free transfer in July 1945 but stayed on as Manager until Willie MacFadyen was appointed three months later.

During his eleven months in charge, he led United during the last two seasons of the Wartime League set up, and was unlucky enough to preside over the Club's record home defeat in February 1945