10 December 2006

Billy Gillespie

Sheffield United's most capped player, Billy Gillespie's two decade Football League career brought over one hundred goals and an FA Cup success. There was also the small matter of a British Championship success, and an Irish goalscoring record that stood for almost eighty years...

Name: William Ballintrae Gillespie
Born: 6 August 1891, Kerrykeel, Co. Donegal
Died: 2 July 1981, Bexley, Kent (England)
Height: 5.09 ft
Weight: 11.00 st
Position: Forward

Representative Honours: Ireland: 25 Full Caps/13 Goals (1913-1930).
Club Honours: (with Sheffield United) FA Cup Winner 1924/25.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Others
Institute
07/08-09/10
-
Amateur
-
-
-
Linfield
09/10
-
Loan
-
-
-
Leeds City
10/11-11/12
May-10
-
24/ 10
-
-
Sheffield United
11/12-31/32
Dec-11
£500
448/137
44/9
-
Derry City
-
1932
-
-
-
-
TOTALS
-
£-
472/137
44/9
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Biography:
For further information on Billy Gillespie please see:

Irish FA Website Bio
Wikipedia Article
Institute Legend

From 09:20 onwards...

Ireland Cap Details:
15-02-1913 England. H W 2-1 BC 2 Goals
15-03-1913 Scotland H L 1-2 BC
19-01-1914 Wales... A W 2-1 BC 2 Goals
14-02-1914 England. A W 3-0 BC 1 Goal
14-02-1920 Wales... H D 2-2 BC
13-03-1920 Scotland A L 0-3 BC
23-10-1920 England. A L 0-2 BC
22-10-1921 England. H D 1-1 BC 1 Goal
04-03-1922 Scotland A L 1-2 BC 1 Goal
01-04-1922 Wales... H D 1-1 BC 1 Goal
21-10-1922 England. A L 0-2 BC
03-03-1923 Scotland H L 0-1 BC
14-04-1923 Wales... A W 3-0 BC 1 Goal
20-10-1923 England. H W 2-1 BC 1 Goal
01-03-1924 Scotland A L 0-2 BC
15-03-1924 Wales... H L 0-1 BC
22-10-1924 England. A L 1-3 BC 1 Goal
28-02-1925 Scotland H L 0-3 BC
13-02-1926 Wales... H W 3-0 BC 1 Goal
27-02-1926 Scotland A L 0-4 BC
20-10-1926 England. A D 3-3 BC 1 Goal
09-04-1927 Wales... A D 2-2 BC
22-10-1927 England. H W 2-0 BC
22-10-1928 England. A L 1-2 BC
20-10-1930 England. A L 1-5 BC

Summary: 25/13. Won 7, Drew 5, Lost 13.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Highlights of the comemoration for Billy held in Donegal earlier this year
http://nifootball.blogspot.ie/2006/12/billy-gillespie.html

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