Billy Cunningham

Billy Cunningham
Billy Cunningham
● Billy Cunningham, 1963 (MP)

probably born in Scotland

Billy Cunningham was probably born in Scotland, although his place and date of birth remain unknown to us. *

The 5' 11 (10st 7lbs) forward signed for Willie Thornton's Thistle on Thursday, 8th October, 1959, having most recently been with Baillieston Juniors.

He made his debut appearance on Wednesday, 21st October, 1959, in a 5-3 friendly defeat away to Dumbarton.

Billy scored his first goal for Thistle on Monday, 26th September, 1960, in a 2-0 neutral-venue win against Celtic in the Glasgow Cup.

He scored the last of his 33 goals on Saturday, 10th August, 1968, in a 3-1 win away to Morton in the League Cup.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 5th April, 1969, in a 2-1 win at home to Arbroath in the SFL First Division, having clocked up an impressive 306 appearances as a Jag.

Billy's club-list included Baillieston Juniors and Partick Thistle.

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compiled from our All Games criteria.
Goal(s) Match
goal.png 26.09.1960 Celtic [n] W2-0 (Glasgow Cup Final)
goal.png 22.10.1960 Ayr United [h] D3-3 (SFL First Division - game 8)
goal.png 28.10.1961 Dundee [a] L2-3 (SFL First Division - game 9)
goal.png 29.09.1962 Motherwell [a] D1-1 (SFL First Division - game 5)
goal.png 24.04.1963 Motherwell [h] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 30)
goal.png 14.08.1963 Falkirk [a] D2-2 (League Cup Section 1 - game 2)
goal.png 21.03.1964 St Johnstone [a] W3-2 (SFL First Division - game 30)
goal.pnggoal.pnggoal.png 27.03.1964 Falkirk [h] W4-1 (SFL First Division - game 31)
goal.png 13.05.1964 St Mirren [a] W3-0 (Summer Cup Section 2 - game 4)
goal.pnggoal.png 15.05.1964 Third Lanark [h] W7-2 (Summer Cup Section 2 - game 5)
goal.png 20.05.1964 Morton [a] D1-1 (Summer Cup Section 2 - game 6)
goal.png 23.05.1964 Aberdeen [h] W1-0 (Summer Cup Semi Final, 1st leg)
goal.png 21.11.1964 Dundee [a] D3-3 (SFL First Division - game 13)
goal.png 05.12.1964 St Mirren [a] L1-4 (SFL First Division - game 15)
goal.png 20.03.1965 St Johnstone [a] D2-2 (SFL First Division - game 28)
goal.png 27.03.1965 Dundee [h] D4-4 (SFL First Division - game 29)
goal.png 23.04.1965 Hibernian [h] W4-2 (SFL First Division - game 34)
goal.png 22.09.1965 Queen of the South [a] W6-2 (Friendly)
goal.png 19.03.1966 St Mirren [h] W4-1 (SFL First Division - game 24)
goal.png 26.03.1966 Hamilton Academical [a] L3-4 (SFL First Division - game 26)
goal.pnggoal.png 08.10.1966 St Johnstone [a] W5-3 (SFL First Division - game 5)
goal.png 31.12.1966 Ayr United [a] W2-1 (SFL First Division - game 16)
goal.pnggoal.png 14.01.1967 St Mirren [a] W3-0 (SFL First Division - game 19)
goal.png 21.01.1967 St Johnstone [h] W3-0 (SFL First Division - game 20)
goal.png 16.08.1967 Dunfermline Athletic [a] D1-1 (League Cup Section 1 - game 2)
goal.png 23.12.1967 St Johnstone [a] L1-2 (SFL First Division - game 16)
goal.png 27.07.1968 Bury [a] D3-3 (Friendly)
goal.png 10.08.1968 Morton [a] W3-1 (League Cup Section 4 - game 1)

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