Willie Thornton
Manager Profile

Manager Details

  • Born:
  • First Appointed: July 1st, 1954


Managerial History


Jul 1st, 1954 to Sep 23rd, 1959

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Bill Brown - 193
2. Albert Henderson - 186
3. Doug Cowie - 173
4. George Christie - 145
5. Bobby Cox - 123
6. Alan Cousin - 119
7. Hugh Reid - 114
8. Gordon Black - 100
9. Jimmy Chalmers - 94
10. Andy Irvine - 87
1. Alan Cousin - 56
2. George Merchant - 41
3. Jimmy Chalmers - 28
4. George Christie - 24
5. George O'Hara - 23
6. Albert Henderson - 21
7. Hugh Robertson - 17
8. Dave Sneddon - 14
9. Doug Cowie - 12
10. Dave Curlett - 11

First Match In Charge
Aug 14th, 1954 1 - 3 vs. Heart of Midlothian, League Cup (Group 4)

Last Match In Charge
Sep 19th, 1959 1 - 1 vs. Clyde, League (Division One)

Total Players Used:
71

Biggest Win(s)
Sep 1st, 1956 7 - 1 vs. Airdrieonians (1878), League Cup (Group 1)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Dec 28th, 1957 1 - 7 vs. Airdrieonians (1878), League (Division One)
Sep 7th, 1957 0 - 6 vs. Heart of Midlothian, League (Division One)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
221 87 42 92 361 378
(39.4%) (19.0%) (41.6%) 1.63 pg 1.71 pg

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
110 59 17 34 219 164
(53.6%) (15.5%) (30.9%) 1.99 pg 1.49 pg

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Players Signed

New Players Transferred In
Player Date Signed Fee
1. Hugh Reid Nov 15th, 1954
2. Alan Cousin May 21st, 1955
3. Jimmy Stevenson Aug 0th, 1955
4. Bobby Cox May 5th, 1956
5. Alex Hamilton Mar 6th, 1957
6. Pat Liney Oct 12th, 1957
7. Ally Hill
8. Ian Ure Aug 16th, 1958
9. Alex Stuart Nov 29th, 1958
10. George Ryden Dec 30th, 1958
11. Andy Penman Jan 20th, 1959

Youth Players Signed on Professional Terms
Player Pro Terms Signed
1. Alan Gilzean
First Signing

Hugh Reid
on Nov 15th, 1954