David Willis (English footballer)

David Lalty Willis (July 1881 – 26 May 1949) was an English professional footballer who played as a wing half in the Football League for Newcastle United and Sunderland.[1][2][3][4]

David Willis
Personal information
Full name David Lalty Willis[1]
Date of birth July 1881
Place of birth Byker, England
Date of death 26 May 1949 (aged 67)[2]
Playing position Wing half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Gateshead NER
1902– Sunderland 1 (0)
0000–1904 Reading
1904–1906 Sunderland 47 (2)
1907–1913 Newcastle United 95 (3)
Reading
Palmer's
Total 143 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Personal lifeEdit

Willis served as a private in the Army Service Corps during the First World War.[5]

HonoursEdit

Newcastle United

Career statisticsEdit

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sunderland 1902–03[7] First Division 1 0 0 0 1 0
Sunderland 1904–05[8] First Division 5 0 0 0 5 0
1905–06[9] 29 2 4 0 33 2
1906–07[10] 13 0 0 0 13 0
Sunderland total 48 2 4 0 52 2
Newcastle United 1907–08[2] First Division 20 1 3 0 23 1
1908–09[2] 20 1 1 0 1[a] 0 22 1
1909–10[2] 10 0 4 0 14 0
1910–11[2] 10 1 4 1 14 2
1911–12[2] 33 0 0 0 33 0
1912–13[2] 2 0 0 0 2 0
Total 95 3 11 1 1 0 107 4
Career total 143 5 15 1 1 0 159 6
  1. ^ Appearance in FA Charity Shield

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 314. ISBN 190589161X.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Dave Willis". 11v11.com. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Sunderland AFC – Statistics, History and Records – from TheStatCat". www.thestatcat.co.uk. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Newcastle United – Player Statistics". Toon1892.co.uk. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Reading | Club | History | History | Our World War One heroes". Archived from the original on 17 December 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  6. ^ a b Newcastle United F.C. at the Football Club History Database
  7. ^ "Sunderland AFC – Statistics, History and Records – from TheStatCat". www.thestatcat.co.uk. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Sunderland AFC – Statistics, History and Records – from TheStatCat". www.thestatcat.co.uk. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Sunderland AFC – Statistics, History and Records – from TheStatCat". www.thestatcat.co.uk. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Sunderland AFC – Statistics, History and Records – from TheStatCat". www.thestatcat.co.uk. Retrieved 15 July 2019.