Billy Thomson - Player Profile


Full Name:William Thomson
Born:February 10th, 1958 (Linwood)
Height:6' 2
Position:Goalkeeper
Signed:June 28th, 1984 (£70,000)
First Manager:Jim McLean
Career Stats: 234 appearances
Debut: August 11th, 1984 - Dundee United 2 - 0 Heart of Midlothian (League - Premier Division)
Also Played For:Clydebank, Dundee, Motherwell, Partick Thistle, Rangers, St Mirren

 Season  League Apps Gls ClnCtGR Yel Red W D L
 1990-91  Premier Division 10 0 3 0.30 0 0 60.0% 20.0% 20.0%
 1989-90  Premier Division 11 0 3 0.27 0 0 36.4% 27.3% 36.4%
 1988-89  Premier Division 49 0 20 0.41 0 0 44.9% 32.7% 22.4%
 1987-88  Premier Division 50 0 21 0.42 0 0 40.0% 32.0% 28.0%
 1986-87  Premier Division 61 0 29 0.48 1 0 57.4% 24.6% 18.0%
 1985-86  Premier Division 38 0 16 0.42 1 0 52.6% 31.6% 15.8%
 1984-85  Premier Division 15 0 5 0.33 0 0 46.7% 20.0% 33.3%
234 (0) 0 97 0.41

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets 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:
 Oct 3rd, 1990 UEFA Cup  (H)  vs. Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjaršar 2 - 2
 Sep 29th, 1990 League  (A)  vs. Heart of Midlothian 0 - 1
 Sep 25th, 1990 League Cup  (N)  vs. Celtic 0 - 2
 Sep 22nd, 1990 League  (H)  vs. Rangers 2 - 1
 Sep 18th, 1990 UEFA Cup  (A)  vs. Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjaršar 3 - 1
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 None

Billy was a Scotland international who had been with Partick Thistle and St Mirren and then signed for United. After a brief run in the team, his first season was spent mainly as understudy to Hamish McAlpine. In 1985-86, he became firmly established as the first choice keeper and held the No. 1 jersey for four seasons.

Billy collected two runners-up medals in Scottish Cup finals and a UEFA Cup final. In October 1989 he lost his first team place and was only in the side occasionally over the next two years and had a spell on loan at Clydebank. He left to join Motherwell in July 1991 for around £55,000.

In January 2012, he was inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame.

 Goals Scored
None.

Match
Jul 1984

Match
Jul 1985

Match
Mar 1987

Shoot
Jan 1990

Representing Scotland

International Caps: 7
International Goals: 0

International Debut:
April 27th, 1977 vs. England