William Murray
William Murray
William Murray
● William Murray, 1913 (DCZ)

born in England

William Murray was born sometime between 19th July, 1892 and 18th July, 1893, in Cheshire. *

The 5' 10 forward signed for George Easton's Thistle on Friday, 4th October, 1912, having most recently been with Everton.

Aged 19 or 20, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 5th October, 1912, in a 2-1 win at home to Hamilton Academical in the SFL First Division.

That day, William became a member of our scoring debutant's club.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 2nd November, 1912, in a 4-0 defeat away to Heart of Midlothian in the SFL First Division, having appeared as a Jag on 7 occasions.

His club-list included New Brighton Tower Amateurs, Burslem Port Vale, Everton, Partick Thistle, Bristol Rovers and Northwich Victoria.

We don't know where or when William died. *

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Bio Extra

This young centre forward showed a lot of promise at New Brighton Tower Amateurs and Burslem Port Vale before joining Everton in 1911. They couldn't make their mind up about him and he was passed about back and forth; to the Vale in February 1912, back to Everton in May 1912, before spending several weeks with Partick Thistle from October 1912. He scored on his debut for Thistle, earning a 2-1 League win at home to Hamilton Academical. All 7 of his competitive appearances (5 League and 2 Glasgow Cup) were crammed into a very busy 4 week period. Post-Firhill, he was back to Everton, back again to Port Vale and then onto Bristol Rovers of the Southern League for season 1913-14. After just one season at Eastville, William signed with recently promoted Northwich Victoria, who were title challengers in the Lancashire Combination Division One.


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