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Real Name: William Watson
Normal Position: Wing Half
Born: 11/09/1890 (Birkdale, Southport)
Died: 01/09/1955 (Southport)

Billy WatsonPlayed for Blowick Wesleyans and then signed for Southport Central FC in 1907, before turning professional in Sept 1908. Started out on 10/- per week and was in the reserve team fro two months. Burnley signed him in March 1909 for £200. He continued to live and train at Southport during his time at Burnley.
Billy Watson was the only player to play every game of Burnley\'s Championship winning side of 1920/21. He retired from league football in 1925, taking up a coaching role at Accrington and then
later at Blackburn, where he also captained the Rovers A side.

After a number of trades including being an ironmonger and painter, he became a local councillor to his home town. On 01 September 1955, Billy Watson died.



Season From To Value
1908/1909 Southport BURNLEY 200



Statistics include the following competitions
FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, League, PLAY OFFS , Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1907/1908 300
1908/1909 2100
Total 24 0 0


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
20/03/1909 LeagueH WORKINGTON 3 - 2
13/03/1909 LeagueA PRESTON NORTH END RESERVES 0 - 1
06/03/1909 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 0
27/02/1909 LeagueA COLNE 0 - 4
20/02/1909 LeagueH BLACKPOOL RESERVES 4 - 1
13/02/1909 LeagueH PRESTON NORTH END RESERVES 0 - 2
06/02/1909 LeagueA WORKINGTON 0 - 0
30/01/1909 LeagueA DARWEN 0 - 1
23/01/1909 LeagueH BOLTON WANDERERS RESERVES 1 - 2
16/01/1909 FriendlyA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 0
09/01/1909 LeagueH BURY RESERVES 2 - 0
02/01/1909 LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 1 - 1
26/12/1908 LeagueH DARWEN 2 - 0
25/12/1908 LeagueH EVERTON RESERVES 3 - 3
19/12/1908 LeagueA MANCHESTER UNITED RESERVES 0 - 1
12/12/1908 LeagueH ROSSENDALE UNITED 1 - 1
05/12/1908 LeagueA BLACKPOOL RESERVES 1 - 2
28/11/1908 LeagueA NELSON 0 - 2
14/11/1908 LeagueA ROSSENDALE UNITED 1 - 1
31/10/1908 LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 2 - 1
26/10/1908 Lancashire Senior Cup / 3H MANCHESTER CITY 1 - 2
24/10/1908 LeagueH MANCHESTER UNITED RESERVES 1 - 1
17/10/1908 LeagueH BURNLEY RESERVES 3 - 2
27/04/1908 LeagueA CHORLEY 2 - 2
21/04/1908 LeagueH BURY RESERVES 5 - 2
07/04/1908 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 6
25/12/1907 FriendlyH GREENOCK MORTON 4 - 1
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