Willie Crawford
Willie Crawford
Willie Crawford
● Willie Crawford, 1953 (HA)

born in Scotland

William Crawford was born sometime between 18th November, 1930, and 23rd June, 1931, in Glasgow. *

The 5' 11½ (11st 12lbs) forward signed for David Meiklejohn's Thistle circa Saturday, 3rd January, 1948, having most recently been with Govan Secondary School.

Aged 18 or 19, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 1st October, 1949, in a 4-1 win at home to Stirling Albion in the SFL First Division.

Willie scored his first goal for Thistle on Saturday, 16th December, 1950, in a 1-0 win at home to Third Lanark in the SFL First Division.

He scored the last of his 32 goals on Monday, 11th November, 1957, in a 3-1 defeat at home to Heart of Midlothian in the SFL First Division.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 4th October, 1958, in a 3-2 defeat at home to Aberdeen in the SFL First Division, having clocked up 143 appearances as a Jag.

His club-list included Partick Thistle and Queen of the South.

Willie died on Wednesday, 17th November, 2004, aged 73. *

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compiled from our All Games criteria.
Goal(s) Match
goal.png 16.12.1950 Third Lanark [h] W1-0 (SFL Division A - game 13)
goal.png 06.01.1951 Rangers [a] W3-1 (SFL Division A - game 16)
goal.png 10.03.1951 East Fife [h] W4-0 (SFL Division A - game 21)
goal.png 17.03.1951 Airdrieonians [h] W2-0 (SFL Division A - game 22)
goal.png 24.03.1951 Third Lanark [a] L2-4 (SFL Division A - game 23)
goal.png 26.05.1951 Third Lanark [n] W2-1 (Friendly)
goal.png 30.06.1951 Deveronvale [a] W9-3 (Friendly)
goal.png 11.08.1951 Hibernian [h] W4-2 (League Cup Division A, Section B - game 1)
goal.png 25.08.1951 Hibernian [a] L1-5 (League Cup Division A, Section B - game 4)
goal.pnggoal.png 30.08.1952 St Mirren [h] D2-2 (League Cup Division A, Section A - game 6)
goal.png 10.01.1953 Rangers [a] D2-2 (SFL Division A - game 18)
goal.png 02.01.1954 Queen of the South [a] W6-2 (SFL Division A - game 16)
goal.pnggoal.png 09.01.1954 Aberdeen [h] W6-3 (SFL Division A - game 17)
goal.png 23.01.1954 Raith Rovers [h] W5-3 (SFL Division A - game 19)
goal.pnggoal.png 06.02.1954 Hamilton Academical [a] W3-1 (SFL Division A - game 20)
goal.pnggoal.png 13.02.1954 Tarff Rovers [a] W9-1 (Scottish Cup 2nd Round)
goal.png 27.02.1954 Buckie Thistle [h] W5-3 (Scottish Cup 3rd Round)
goal.png 17.03.1954 Motherwell [a] L1-2 (Scottish Cup Quarter Final replay)
goal.pnggoal.png 04.09.1954 Stirling Albion [h] W9-1 (League Cup Division A, Section C - game 6)
goal.png 11.09.1954 Heart of Midlothian [a] L4-5 (SFL Division A - game 1)
goal.png 23.04.1956 Celtic [h] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 31)
goal.pnggoal.png 25.04.1956 Queen of the South [h] W9-1 (SFL First Division - game 32)
goal.pnggoal.pnggoal.png 05.05.1956 Elgin City [a] W4-1 (Friendly)
goal.png 11.11.1957 Heart of Midlothian [h] L1-3 (SFL First Division - game 10)

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