Billy Campbell (footballer, born 1920)


William Bowie Campbell[5] (26 July 1920 – 1994) was a Scottish footballer who played as a wing half.

Billy Campbell
Personal information
Full name William Bowie Campbell
Date of birth 26 July 1920
Place of birth Greenock, Scotland
Date of death 1994 (aged 7374)
Place of death Greenock, Scotland
Position(s) Wing half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1939–1941 Morton Juniors
1941–1949 Morton  55 (10)
Total 55 (10)
National team
1943–1946[1][2] Scotland (wartime) 5 (0)
1946–1948 Scotland 5 (0)
1948[3][4] Scottish League XI 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

At senior club level he played solely for Morton, his hometown team,[6] but was forced to retire due to ill health in January 1949, only eight months after he took part in the 1948 Scottish Cup Final, lost to Rangers after a replay.[7][8][9][10]

Campbell represented Scotland five times (missing out on a sixth cap when his only pair of boots broke just prior to a match against France in Paris);[11] he also featured in five unofficial wartime internationals.[1][2]

References


  1. "[Scotland player - including unofficial] William Bowie Campbell". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 11 June 2020.
  2. "Sat 16 Oct 1943 England 8 Scotland 0 [additional appearance not linked to main profile]". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  3. "[SFL player] Robert Campbell". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 11 June 2020. [sic - appended to a different player's profile]
  4. Late Penalty Goal Saves Scottish League, The Glasgow Herald, 18 March 1948
  5. Brown, Alan; Tossani, Gabriele (11 April 2019). "Scotland - International Matches 1946-1950". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  6. Scottish Football: Answers to Questions, David Ross; Lulu.com, 2011; ISBN 9781447566915
  7. Memorable Exhibition by Morton Centre Half, The Glasgow Herald, 22 April 1948
  8. Hall of Fame | Billy Campbell, Greenock Morton FC
  9. "Greenock Morton: 1946/47 - 2013/14". neilbrown.newcastlefans.com. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  10. They played for Scotland, Greenock Morton Supporters Trust
  11. Sammy Cox and the 'missing' Scotland cap, Scottish Sport History, 5 August 2015