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James Will (born 7 October 1972) is a Scottish former professional football goalkeeper, who played for Arsenal, Dunfermline Athletic, Turriff United, Deveronvale[1] and Peterhead.[2]

Jim Will
Personal information
Full name James Will
Date of birth (1972-10-07) 7 October 1972 (age 46)
Place of birth Turriff, Scotland
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1994 Arsenal 0 (0)
1991Sheffield United (loan) 0 (0)
1994–1995 Dunfermline Athletic 6 (0)
Turriff United
Turriff United
2007–2008 Peterhead 2 (0)
Total 8 (0)
National team
1992–1993 Scotland under-21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Will played for Scotland youth national teams. He was the first choice goalkeeper as Scotland progressed to the final of the 1989 FIFA U-16 World Championship, which they lost on a penalty shootout to Saudi Arabia.[3] Will won the player of the tournament award, having only conceded three goals in the competition.[3] He later made three appearances for the Scotland under-21 team.[4]

After leaving professional football, Will became a police officer in the Grampian force area.[5]


  1. ^ "Jim Will". Deveronvale FC. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Peterhead wait for Polish clearance". The Scotsman. 7 August 2007. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  3. ^ a b "U16 World Cup Squad of 1989 Reunite". Scottish Football Association. 24 June 2009. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  4. ^ "James Will". Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Freeze frame: FIFA under-16 World Cup Final, 24 June 1989 Scotland 2 Saudi Arabia 2 (after extra time): Saudi Arabia won 5-4 on penalties". The Scotsman. 20 June 2009. Retrieved 21 July 2015.

External linksEdit

  • Jim Will at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database