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William Lyon Squad Index
Information:
1941-42 Squad Number:
5
Position:
Centre Half
Date of Birth:
07th March 1912
Birthplace:
Birkenhead
Career History:
Kirkintilloch Rob Roy, Cowdenbeath, Queen's Park, Celtic, Chelsea [Wartime Loan], Aberdeen [Wartime Loan], Dundee
 
Profile:
As a soldier in the Scots Guards Willie served with distinction in North Africa and Sicily but then suffered a serious leg wound during fighting in Normandy in 1944. It was a wound which was to end his football career at the age of 32.
He was awarded the Military Cross for his time in North Africa working with an anti-tank unit of the 51HD in Tunisia. It says everything about the qualities of Willie Lyon that he joined the army as a Private and left as a Major.
An inspirational and much loved figure, especially amongst Celtic supporters, Willie Lyon died in Manchester on December 5th 1962 at the age of just 50.
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Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
09/08/1941
Raith Rovers 2-4 Aberdeen
North Eastern League Stark's Park, Kirkcaldy 2,000 29 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1941-42
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
26
0
6
Totals:
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
26
0
6
Total Appearances/Goals: 0 0