Willie Crothers - Player Profile


Position:Inside Forward
Signed:January 11th, 1947
First Manager:Willie MacFadyen
Career Stats: 44 appearances, 28 goals
Debut: January 11th, 1947 - Dundee United 6 - 2 Alloa Athletic (League - B Division)
First Goal: January 11th, 1947 - Dundee United 6 - 2 Alloa Athletic (League - B Division)

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 1949-50  B Division 5 5 1.00 - - 40.0% 20.0% 40.0%
 1948-49  B Division 11 7 0.64 - - 36.4% 18.2% 45.5%
 1947-48  B Division 17 9 0.53 - - 35.3% 5.9% 58.8%
 1946-47  B Division 11 7 0.64 - - 27.3% 27.3% 45.5%
44 (0) 28 0.64

 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:
 Feb 4th, 1950 League  (A)  vs. Cowdenbeath 1 - 2
 Jan 28th, 1950 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Ayr United 4 - 0
 Jan 14th, 1950 League  (H)  vs. Dunfermline Athletic 1 - 1
 Jan 7th, 1950 League  (A)  vs. Dumbarton 0 - 3
 Jan 3rd, 1950 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 3 - 0
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Jan 28th, 1950 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Ayr United 4 - 0
 Jan 14th, 1950 League  (H)  vs. Dunfermline Athletic 1 - 1
 Jan 3rd, 1950 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 3 - 0
 Feb 19th, 1949 League  (A)  vs. Raith Rovers 3 - 1
 Sep 4th, 1948 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 4 - 1

Willie signed from Dunipace Juniors and first played for United as a trialist. He was signed immediately after and was an ever present in the side for the rest of season 1946-47.

The arrival of Peter McKay meant that he found it harder to get into the side and had to be content with playing in the reserves and from time to time in the first team. In March 1948, he spent a short time on loan at Stirling Albion and a brief spell on loan at Alloa Athletic in March 1949. He left United in November 1950 to join Forfar Athletic.

 Goals Scored
Jan 11th, 1947 League  (H)  vs. Alloa Athletic 6 - 2 (76')
Jan 11th, 1947 League  (H)  vs. Alloa Athletic 6 - 2 (50')
Jan 18th, 1947 League  (A)  vs. Arbroath 4 - 5 (75')
Mar 29th, 1947 League  (A)  vs. Cowdenbeath 1 - 1 (86')
Apr 14th, 1947 League  (H)  vs. Raith Rovers 3 - 0 (-)
Apr 14th, 1947 League  (H)  vs. Raith Rovers 3 - 0 (66')
May 3rd, 1947 League  (A)  vs. Albion Rovers 1 - 5 (5')
Aug 13th, 1947 League  (H)  vs. Alloa Athletic 5 - 3 (81')
Aug 13th, 1947 League  (H)  vs. Alloa Athletic 5 - 3 (62')
Oct 4th, 1947 League  (H)  vs. Arbroath 4 - 3 (38')
Oct 4th, 1947 League  (H)  vs. Arbroath 4 - 3 (50')
Nov 1st, 1947 League  (H)  vs. Stenhousemuir 4 - 2 (39')
Nov 8th, 1947 League  (A)  vs. Dunfermline 3 - 5 (81')
Nov 22nd, 1947 League  (H)  vs. Hamilton 3 - 2 (-)
Nov 29th, 1947 League  (A)  vs. Raith Rovers 1 - 5 (52')
Dec 27th, 1947 League  (H)  vs. Albion Rovers 3 - 0 (63')
Aug 28th, 1948 League  (H)  vs. Airdrie 1 - 3 (89')
Sep 1st, 1948 League  (A)  vs. Alloa Athletic 3 - 3 (-)
Sep 1st, 1948 League  (A)  vs. Alloa Athletic 3 - 3 (46')
Sep 4th, 1948 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 4 - 1 (15')
Sep 4th, 1948 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 4 - 1 (30')
Sep 4th, 1948 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 4 - 1 (29')
Feb 19th, 1949 League  (A)  vs. Raith Rovers 3 - 1 (10')
Jan 3rd, 1950 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 3 - 0 (77')
Jan 3rd, 1950 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 3 - 0 (48')
Jan 14th, 1950 League  (H)  vs. Dunfermline 1 - 1 (19')
Jan 28th, 1950 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Ayr Utd 4 - 0 (59')
Jan 28th, 1950 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Ayr Utd 4 - 0 (9')

 Hat-Tricks
Sep 4th, 1948 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 4 - 1 (3 goals)