Willie Kilmarnock

William Kilmarnock (16 January 1922 – 7 June 2009) was a Scottish footballer who most notably captained Motherwell's 1952 Scottish Cup winning team.[1][2] He also played for Airdrie and Irvine Meadow XI.[3][4]

Willie Kilmarnock
Personal information
Full name William Kilmarnock
Date of birth 16 January 1922
Place of birth Irvine, Scotland
Date of death 7 June 2009(2009-06-07) (aged 87)
Position(s) Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Irvine Meadow XI
1939–1956 Motherwell 296 (11)
1956–1958 Airdrieonians 32 (0)
Total 328 (11)
National team
1944 Scotland (wartime) 1 (0)
1948 Scottish League XI 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kilmarnock played for Scotland in an unofficial wartime international and represented the Scottish League XI, but never received a full cap.[5][2]


  1. Willie Kilmarnock, MotherWELLnet
  2. Willie Kilmarnock: Footballer and publican, The Scotsman, 26 June 2009
  3. John Litster (October 2012). "A Record of pre-war Scottish League Players". Scottish Football Historian magazine. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. Willie Kilmarnock at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  5. "Willie Kilmarnock". Londonhearts.com. London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 11 December 2011.