Willie Loney

William Loney (31 May 1879 – 6 March 1956) was a Scottish footballer who played for Celtic,[3] Partick Thistle,[4] Motherwell[5] and Scotland.[6][7][8] He had a key role in the Celtic team of the 1900s which won six consecutive Scottish Football League championships.[9]

Willie Loney
Personal information
Full name William Loney
Date of birth 31 May 1879
Place of birth Denny, Scotland
Date of death 6 March 1956(1956-03-06) (aged 76)
Place of death Drumchapel, Scotland
Position(s) Centre half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Denny Athletic
1900–1913 Celtic 252 (28)
1908Belfast Celtic (loan)
1913–1914 Motherwell 13 (1)
1914–1917 Partick Thistle 15 (2)
1915–1916Clydebank (loan)
National team
1909–1910[1] Scottish League XI 3 (0)
1910[2] Scotland 2 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

His brother James (Clyde, Dundee Hibernian) and cousin Harry (Falkirk, Alloa Athletic, Dumbarton) were also footballers.

HonoursEdit

Celtic[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SFL player William Loney". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Scotland player William Loney". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  3. ^ a b Celtic player Loney, Willie, FitbaStats
  4. ^ Willie Loney, The Thistle Archive. Retrieved 31 December 2021.
  5. ^ William Loney, MotherWELLnet
  6. ^ (Smith 2013, p. 159)
  7. ^ Death of Mr W. Loney, The Glasgow Herald, 7 March 1956 (via Partick Thistle History Archive)
  8. ^ [A Record of pre-war Scottish League Players], John Litster / Scottish Football Historian magazine, October 2012
  9. ^ ‘No Road This Way’ – The Mighty Willie Loney’s Celtic Story, David Potter, The Celtic Star, 4 May 2020
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