Billy Steel

William Steel (1 May 1923 – 13 May 1982) was a Scottish professional footballer who played for St Mirren, Morton, Derby County, Dundee and the Scotland national team.

Billy Steel
Personal information
Full name William Steel[1]
Date of birth (1923-05-01)1 May 1923[1]
Place of birth Denny, Stirlingshire,[1] Scotland
Date of death 13 May 1982(1982-05-13) (aged 59)
Place of death Lancaster, California, United States
Position(s) Inside-left
Youth career
Dunipace Thistle
1938 Bo'ness Cadora
1938–1939 Leicester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1939–1942 St Mirren 0 (0)
1942–1947 Morton 9 (2)
1947–1950 Derby County 109 (27)
1950–1954 Dundee 94 (27)
National team
1947–1952 Scottish League XI 4 (2)
1947–1953 Scotland 30 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

One of Scotland's greatest inside forwards, Billy Steel combined a brilliant footballing brain with a busy work ethic and explosive shot. Steel was the subject of two record transfer fees during his career. As well as receiving 30 caps for Scotland, Steel made four appearances with the Scottish League, was a Scottish Cup finalist in 1952, and was a Scottish League Cup winner in 1952 and 1953. He scored a memorable goal for a Great Britain XI against the Rest of Europe in 1947. He was inducted into Scottish Football Hall of Fame in 2006.[2]