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

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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