Willie McDonald - Player Profile


Full Name:William McDonald
Born:November 11th, 1934 (Dundee)
Died:March 23rd, 2012 (Dundee)
Position:Forward
Signed:February 10th, 1957
First Manager:Ally Gallacher
Left Club:March 24th, 1962
Career Stats: 89 appearances, 33 goals
Debut: February 9th, 1957 - Dundee United 2 - 0 Stirling Albion (League - Division Two)
First Goal: March 30th, 1957 - Albion Rovers 5 - 1 Dundee United (League - Division Two)
Also Played For:Montrose, St Joseph's, Stirling Albion

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 1961-62  Division One 2 0 - - - 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
 1960-61  Division One 2 0 - - - 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
 1959-60  Division Two 13 3 0.23 - - 46.2% 15.4% 38.5%
 1958-59  Division Two 32 15 0.47 - - 21.9% 21.9% 56.3%
 1957-58  Division Two 31 12 0.39 - - 38.7% 19.4% 41.9%
 1956-57  Division Two 9 3 0.33 - - 33.3% 0.0% 66.7%
89 (0) 33 0.37

 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:
 Nov 18th, 1961 League  (A)  vs. Motherwell 1 - 2
 Sep 9th, 1961 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 1 - 4
 Oct 8th, 1960 League  (H)  vs. Airdrieonians 1 - 2
 Sep 24th, 1960 League  (A)  vs. Partick Thistle 0 - 1
 Feb 27th, 1960 League  (A)  vs. Albion Rovers 4 - 1
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Feb 27th, 1960 League  (A)  vs. Albion Rovers 4 - 1
 Aug 29th, 1959 League Cup  (A)  vs. Queen's Park 4 - 0
 Aug 19th, 1959 League  (A)  vs. East Fife 3 - 1
 Apr 25th, 1959 League  (H)  vs. Brechin City 1 - 2
 Mar 21st, 1959 League  (H)  vs. Montrose 3 - 0

Willie signed from local side St Joseph’s and made his debut for United as a trialist. After signing, he played often in the side over the remainder of 1956-57 and was retained for the next five seasons, becoming a regular for over two years. He was top scorer in 1958-59 but in the latter years of his United career he played mainly in the reserves and was transferred to Stirling Albion in March 1962 for a nominal fee.

 Goals Scored
Mar 30th, 1957 League  (A)  vs. Albion Rovers 1 - 5 (-)
Apr 17th, 1957 League  (H)  vs. Dumbarton 3 - 1 (-)
Apr 30th, 1957 League  (A)  vs. East Stirling 2 - 3 (-)
Oct 12th, 1957 League  (A)  vs. Brechin City 1 - 1 (-)
Nov 9th, 1957 League  (H)  vs. Forfar Athletic 5 - 2 (-)
Jan 1st, 1958 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 3 - 3 (-)
Jan 2nd, 1958 League  (H)  vs. East Stirling 7 - 0 (-)
Jan 18th, 1958 League  (A)  vs. Stenhousemuir 6 - 1 (-)
Mar 15th, 1958 League  (A)  vs. Stirling Albion 3 - 5 (-)
Mar 15th, 1958 League  (A)  vs. Stirling Albion 3 - 5 (-)
Mar 15th, 1958 League  (A)  vs. Stirling Albion 3 - 5 (-)
Mar 29th, 1958 League  (A)  vs. Morton 2 - 3 (2')
Apr 12th, 1958 League  (H)  vs. Montrose 2 - 1 (-)
Apr 16th, 1958 League  (H)  vs. Alloa Athletic 1 - 7 (-)
May 3rd, 1958 League  (H)  vs. Berwick 7 - 0 (-)
Aug 23rd, 1958 League Cup  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 5 - 3 (-)
Aug 23rd, 1958 League Cup  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 5 - 3 (21')
Aug 27th, 1958 League Cup  (A)  vs. Cowdenbeath 1 - 6 (-)
Sep 20th, 1958 League  (A)  vs. Dumbarton 3 - 4 (49')
Oct 25th, 1958 League  (H)  vs. Berwick 4 - 1 (-)
Oct 25th, 1958 League  (H)  vs. Berwick 4 - 1 (-)
Nov 15th, 1958 League  (H)  vs. Cowdenbeath 2 - 0 (-)
Nov 22nd, 1958 League  (A)  vs. Montrose 1 - 1 (-)
Nov 29th, 1958 League  (H)  vs. Arbroath 2 - 3 (24')
Dec 20th, 1958 League  (A)  vs. Morton 1 - 2 (-)
Jan 1st, 1959 League  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 2 - 3 (-)
Jan 10th, 1959 League  (H)  vs. Dumbarton 1 - 1 (36')
Feb 11th, 1959 Scottish Cup  (N)  vs. East Stirling 4 - 0 (-)
Mar 21st, 1959 League  (H)  vs. Montrose 3 - 0 (-)
Apr 25th, 1959 League  (H)  vs. Brechin City 1 - 2 (-)
Aug 19th, 1959 League  (A)  vs. East Fife 3 - 1 (-)
Aug 29th, 1959 League Cup  (A)  vs. Queen's Park 4 - 0 (12')
Feb 27th, 1960 League  (A)  vs. Albion Rovers 4 - 1 (38')

 Hat-Tricks
Mar 15th, 1958 League  (A)  vs. Stirling Albion 3 - 5 (3 goals)