Willie O'Donnell
Willie O'Donnell
Willie O'Donnell
● Willie O'Donnell (EBY)

born in Scotland

Willie O'Donnell was born on Saturday, 9th August, 1924, in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire.

The 5' 6 (10st 0lbs) forward signed for Donald Turner's Thistle on Monday, 23rd April, 1945, having most recently been with Yoker Athletic.

Aged 21, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 18th August, 1945, in a 3-1 defeat at home to Heart of Midlothian in the Southern League.

Willie scored his first two goals for Thistle on Saturday, 20th October, 1945, in a 6-2 win at home to Third Lanark in the Southern League.

He scored the last of his 73 goals on Saturday, 9th December, 1950, in a 2-1 win away to Airdrieonians in the SFL First Division.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 28th April, 1951, in a 1-1 draw at home to Dundee in the SFL First Division, having clocked up 145 appearances as a Jag.

His club-list included Yoker Athletic, Partick Thistle, Northampton Town, Shrewsbury Town and Burton Albion.

Willie died on Sunday, 20th August, 1989, in Glasgow, aged 65.

compiled from our All Games criteria.
Age Goal(s) Match
21y, 2m, 11d goal.pnggoal.png 20.10.1945 Third Lanark [h] W6-2 (Southern League, Division A - game 11)
21y, 3m, 22d goal.png 01.12.1945 Heart of Midlothian [a] L1-4 (Southern League, Division A - game 17)
21y, 4m, 13d goal.png 22.12.1945 Queen of the South [a] L3-5 (Southern League, Division A - game 20)
21y, 4m, 20d goal.png 29.12.1945 Queen's Park [h] L1-3 (Southern League, Division A - game 21)
21y, 4m, 23d goal.png 01.01.1946 Clyde [h] W2-1 (Southern League, Division A - game 22)
21y, 5m, 3d goal.png 12.01.1946 St Mirren [h] W1-0 (Southern League, Division A - game 25)
21y, 6m, 7d goal.pnggoal.png 16.02.1946 Falkirk [h] W4-3 (Southern League, Division A - game 30)
21y, 7m, 14d goal.png 23.03.1946 Kilmarnock [a] D2-2 (Southern League Cup Division A, Section C- game 5)
21y, 8m, 15d goal.png 24.04.1946 Clachnacuddin [h] W7-1 (Victory Cup 1st Round, 2nd leg) agg: W9-3
22y, 0m, 1d goal.png 10.08.1946 Hamilton Academical [h] W4-1 (SFL Division A - game 1)
22y, 0m, 5d goal.pnggoal.png 14.08.1946 Heart of Midlothian [a] W4-1 (SFL Division A - game 2)
22y, 0m, 8d goal.png 17.08.1946 Morton [a] W4-3 (SFL Division A - game 3)
22y, 0m, 15d goal.pnggoal.png 24.08.1946 Queen's Park [h] W4-0 (Glasgow Cup Quarter Final)
22y, 0m, 29d goal.png 07.09.1946 Clyde [h] L1-3 (SFL Division A - game 8)
22y, 3m, 7d goal.pnggoal.png 16.11.1946 Celtic [h] W4-1 (SFL Division A - game 13)
22y, 3m, 21d goal.png 30.11.1946 Falkirk [h] W4-1 (SFL Division A - game 15)
22y, 3m, 28d goal.png 07.12.1946 Hamilton Academical [a] W3-1 (SFL Division A - game 16)
22y, 4m, 12d goal.pnggoal.png 21.12.1946 Queen's Park [a] W6-2 (SFL Division A - game 18)
22y, 4m, 26d goal.pnggoal.png 04.01.1947 Aberdeen [h] W4-0 (SFL Division A - game 22)
22y, 5m, 9d goal.png 18.01.1947 St Mirren [a] W4-1 (SFL Division A - game 24)
22y, 6m, 27d goal.png 08.03.1947 Third Lanark [h] W3-1 (SFL Division A - game 25)
22y, 7m, 20d goal.pnggoal.png 29.03.1947 Dumbarton [a] W4-2 (Friendly)
22y, 8m, 14d goal.pnggoal.png 23.04.1947 Clyde [a] W4-1 (Glasgow Charity Cup Quarter Final)
23y, 0m, 4d goal.png 13.08.1947 Queen of the South [a] W1-0 (SFL Division A - game 1)
23y, 2m, 2d goal.pnggoal.png 11.10.1947 Airdrieonians [h] W8-2 (SFL Division A - game 6)
23y, 3m, 6d goal.png 15.11.1947 Celtic [h] L3-5 (SFL Division A - game 11)
23y, 5m, 29d goal.png 07.02.1948 Dundee United [h] W4-3 (Scottish Cup 2nd Round) aet
23y, 7m, 20d goal.pnggoal.pnggoal.png 29.03.1948 Caledonian [a] W6-2 (Friendly)
23y, 7m, 25d goal.png 03.04.1948 Dundee [h] W6-2 (SFL Division A - game 28)
23y, 8m, 22d goal.png 01.05.1948 Clyde [h] W4-1 (Glasgow Charity Cup Quarter Final)
24y, 1m, 2d goal.png 11.09.1948 Heart of Midlothian [a] D2-2 (League Cup Division A, Section C - game 1)
24y, 1m, 9d goal.pnggoal.pnggoal.png 18.09.1948 Queen of the South [h] W9-0 (League Cup Division A, Section C - game 2)
24y, 1m, 16d goal.png 25.09.1948 East Fife [h] L2-5 (League Cup Division A, Section C - game 3)
24y, 1m, 23d goal.png 02.10.1948 Heart of Midlothian [h] W3-1 (League Cup Division A, Section C - game 4)
24y, 2m, 0d goal.pnggoal.png 09.10.1948 Queen of the South [a] L2-3 (League Cup Division A, Section C - game 5)
24y, 2m, 14d goal.png 23.10.1948 Hibernian [h] L2-6 (SFL Division A - game 7)
24y, 3m, 18d goal.png 27.11.1948 Motherwell [h] D1-1 (SFL Division A - game 12)
24y, 4m, 9d goal.pnggoal.png 18.12.1948 Falkirk [h] D3-3 (SFL Division A - game 15)
24y, 4m, 30d goal.pnggoal.png 08.01.1949 Albion Rovers [a] W3-2 (SFL Division A - game 19)
24y, 5m, 13d goal.pnggoal.png 22.01.1949 Arbroath [a] W4-3 (Scottish Cup 1st Round)
24y, 5m, 20d goal.png 29.01.1949 Rangers [a] D2-2 (SFL Division A - game 21)
26y, 0m, 24d goal.pnggoal.png 02.09.1950 Motherwell [h] L2-3 (League Cup Division A, Section C - game 6)
26y, 0m, 28d goal.png 06.09.1950 Third Lanark [h] W4-1 (Glasgow Cup Quarter Final replay)
26y, 1m, 0d goal.pnggoal.png 09.09.1950 Raith Rovers [h] W5-2 (SFL Division A - game 1)
26y, 1m, 3d goal.pnggoal.png 12.09.1950 Rangers [a] D2-2 (Glasgow Cup Semi Final)
26y, 1m, 14d goal.pnggoal.png 23.09.1950 Clyde [h] W2-1 (SFL Division A - game 2)
26y, 1m, 28d goal.png 07.10.1950 Rangers [h] W2-1 (SFL Division A - game 4)
26y, 2m, 12d goal.png 21.10.1950 Heart of Midlothian [h] W5-2 (SFL Division A - game 6)
26y, 2m, 19d goal.png 28.10.1950 Dundee [a] L2-3 (SFL Division A - game 7)
26y, 4m, 0d goal.pnggoal.png 09.12.1950 Airdrieonians [a] W2-1 (SFL Division A - game 12)

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