Billy McKinlay - Player Profile


Full Name:William McKinlay
Born:April 22nd, 1969 (Robroyston, Glasgow)
Height:5' 9
Position:Midfielder
Signed:June 21st, 1985
First Manager:Jim McLean
Career Stats: 284 appearances, 31 goals
Full Debut: November 22nd, 1986 - Dundee United 1 - 0 Hibernian (League - Premier Division)
First Goal: October 28th, 1987 - Hibernian 0 - 1 Dundee United (League - Premier Division)
Also Played For:Blackburn Rovers, Bradford City, Clydebank, Fulham, Leicester City
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 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 1995/96  First Division 8 (1) 6 0.67 1 0 66.7% 0.0% 33.3%
 1994/95  Premier Division 33 (1) 5 0.15 5 1 35.3% 26.5% 38.2%
 1993/94  Premier Division 52 12 0.23 11 0 32.7% 42.3% 25.0%
 1992/93  Premier Division 38 (1) 3 0.08 6 0 43.6% 23.1% 33.3%
 1991/92  Premier Division 25 1 0.04 4 0 40.0% 40.0% 20.0%
 1990/91  Premier Division 39 (8) 2 0.04 4 0 46.8% 19.1% 34.0%
 1989/90  Premier Division 18 0 - 3 0 44.4% 22.2% 33.3%
 1988/89  Premier Division 40 (1) 1 0.02 6 0 48.8% 34.1% 17.1%
 1987/88  Premier Division 12 (2) 1 0.07 2 0 35.7% 21.4% 42.9%
 1986/87  Premier Division 5 0 - 1 0 60.0% 20.0% 20.0%
 1985/86  Premier Division 0 0 - 0 0 - - -
270 (14) 31 0.11

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 Sep 30th, 1995 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 3 - 2
 Sep 23rd, 1995 League  (H)  vs. Airdrieonians 1 - 2
 Sep 16th, 1995 League  (A)  vs. Clydebank 2 - 1
 Sep 12th, 1995 Challenge Cup  (H)  vs. Hamilton Academical 3 - 0
 Sep 9th, 1995 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 1 - 0
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Sep 30th, 1995 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 3 - 2
 Sep 16th, 1995 League  (A)  vs. Clydebank 2 - 1
 Aug 23rd, 1995 Challenge Cup  (A)  vs. Stranraer 2 - 0
 Aug 19th, 1995 League Cup  (A)  vs. Cowdenbeath 4 - 0
 Feb 7th, 1995 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Clyde 5 - 1

Billy was a schoolboy international who joined United on an 'S' form in March 1984 whilst he was with Hamilton Thistle. He went on to play for the national Under-16 squad, youth, Under-21s, Scotland ‘B’ and at full international level. A regular in the United first team by 1987-88, he went on to collect a runners-up medal in the Scottish Cup finals in 1988 and 1991. In September 1995, Billy signed for Blackburn Rovers for a fee reported at £1.75m.

 Goals Scored
Oct 28th, 1987 League  (A)  vs. Hibernian 1 - 0 (49')
Dec 10th, 1988 League  (H)  vs. Hibernian 4 - 1 (62')
Sep 22nd, 1990 League  (H)  vs. Rangers 2 - 1 (82')
Jan 19th, 1991 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 3 - 0 (69')
Aug 13th, 1991 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 4 - 1 (2')
Aug 11th, 1992 League Cup  (H)  vs. QOS 6 - 0 (29')
Dec 12th, 1992 League  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 2 - 2 (77')
Jan 9th, 1993 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Meadowbank 3 - 1 (37')
Aug 7th, 1993 League  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 1 - 1 (38')
Aug 21st, 1993 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 1 - 1 (80')
Aug 24th, 1993 League Cup  (A)  vs. St Mirren 1 - 0 (77')
Sep 4th, 1993 League  (A)  vs. Raith Rovers 1 - 1 (4')
Sep 18th, 1993 League  (A)  vs. Celtic 1 - 1 (69')
Sep 28th, 1993 UEFA Cup  (H)  vs. Brøndby 3 - 1 (67')
Oct 5th, 1993 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 1 - 1 (61')
Oct 30th, 1993 League  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 2 - 0 (68')
Nov 13th, 1993 League  (H)  vs. Hibernian 2 - 2 (44')
Jan 29th, 1994 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Arbroath 3 - 2 (59') p
Mar 15th, 1994 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Airdrie 2 - 0 (19')
Apr 16th, 1994 League  (H)  vs. Hibernian 3 - 0 (35')
Nov 19th, 1994 League  (H)  vs. Hearts 5 - 2 (18')
Nov 26th, 1994 League  (A)  vs. Falkirk 3 - 1 (78')
Jan 21st, 1995 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 6 - 1 (34')
Jan 21st, 1995 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 6 - 1 (40') p
Feb 7th, 1995 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Clyde 5 - 1 (11')
Aug 19th, 1995 League Cup  (A)  vs. Cowdenbeath 4 - 0 (26')
Aug 23rd, 1995 Challenge Cup  (A)  vs. Stranraer 2 - 0 (82')
Sep 16th, 1995 League  (A)  vs. Clydebank 2 - 1 (90') p
Sep 30th, 1995 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 3 - 2 (63')
Sep 30th, 1995 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 3 - 2 (8') p
Sep 30th, 1995 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 3 - 2 (73')

 Hat-Tricks
Sep 30th, 1995 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 3 - 2 (3 goals)

Shoot
Mar 1990

Shoot
Nov 1990

Representing Scotland

International Caps: 29
International Goals: 4

International Debut:
November 17th, 1993 vs. Malta

McKinlay made his Scotland debut against Malta in November 1993, scoring in a 2-0 victory. His third cap saw another goal, with a memorable winner against Austria in Vienna. He went on to play in 7 Euro '96 qualifiers, scoring twice with both goals coming in separate matches against the Faroe Islands. After United's relegation on 1995, McKinlay became one of only 3 players since 1975 to win International honours whilst playing at that level. After winning 14 caps during his time at Tannadice, McKinlay went on to play another 15 times for Scotland as a Blackburn Rovers player.