Billy Semple Player Profile

Personal

  • Full Name: William McAdam Semple
  • Born: November 2nd, 1946 (Bellshill)
  • Height: 5' 8

Career

  • Position: Left Winger
  • Dundee Career Totals:
    19 first team competitive appearances
    1 first team competitive goals
  • Also Played For: Albion Rovers, Bulova, Durban United, Hong Kong Rangers, Rangers, Seiko, South China


Dundee Career Summary


Competitive Friendlies Other (War)
1972-73 2 (6) 1 - - - -
1973-74 3 (8)- - - - -
TOTAL 5 (14) 1 - - - -

NOTES:
Other Cups may include: Anglo-Scottish Cup, Challenge Cup, Cup Winners' Cup, Drybrough Cup, International Soccer League, League Cup, Summer Cup, Texaco Cup.


Biography


A left-winger who joined Rangers but found competition from the likes of Davie Wilson, Willie Johnston and Orjan Persson too hot to make more than the odd appearance.

In five years at Ibrox he clocked up just nine appearances, scoring twice. After being freed from Ibrox in May 1972, he went to South Africa where he played for Durban United.

On his return to Scotland, he joined Dundee, debuting as a sub against Partick Thistle in December 1972. His full debut was a winning one against East Fife at Bayview the following April when he scored the only goal of the game.

That, however, was his only goal in a 19 game career, but only five of those were in the starting line-up. His final appearance came against Dunfermline the following season in a 5- 1 defeat.

After leaving Dens, he again travelled abroad going to Hong Kong where he played for the local Rangers.

Debut (as sub)

December 16th, 1972
Dundee 4 - 1 Partick Thistle

League (Division One)

Full Debut

April 18th, 1973
East Fife 0 - 1 Dundee

League (Division One)


Playing Statistics - First Team Competitive matches (All Seasons)



Competition NPS Win % Draw % Loss %
League 3 (8)15 --
UEFA Cup (1)-- --
Scottish Cup (2)-- --
League Cup (3)-4 --
Drybrough Cup 2-- --
Totals: 5 (14)19 --

 Recent Starting Appearances (First Team Competitive matches)
 15/09/73 Division One vs. Dundee Utd (H) 0 - 1
 08/08/73 Semi Final vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 4
 28/07/73 1st Round vs. Raith Rovers (H) 1 - 0
 21/04/73 Division One vs. Partick (A) 1 - 1
 18/04/73 Division One vs. East Fife (A) 1 - 0

 Recent Goals Scored (First Team Competitive matches)
 18/04/73 Division One vs. East Fife (A) 1 - 0

 List of First Team Competitive matches played (click to expand)
 24/11/73 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 5
 21/11/73 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Clyde (A)  2 - 2
 17/11/73 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 2
 10/11/73 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H)  2 - 1
 03/11/73 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  4 - 1
 31/10/73 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Clyde (H)  1 - 0
 27/10/73 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 1
 20/10/73 Division One vs. Arbroath (A)  4 - 2
 13/10/73 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 1
 10/10/73 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 2
 03/10/73 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Twente (A)  2 - 4
 29/09/73 Division One vs. East Fife (H)  0 - 1
 15/09/73 Division One vs. Dundee Utd (H)  0 - 1
 12/09/73 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 2
 25/08/73 Group 3 vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 0
 22/08/73 Group 3 vs. Partick (H)  4 - 0
 18/08/73 Group 3 vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 1
 08/08/73 Semi Final vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 4
 28/07/73 1st Round vs. Raith Rovers (H)  1 - 0
 28/04/73 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 2
 21/04/73 Division One vs. Partick (A)  1 - 1
 18/04/73 Division One vs. East Fife (A)  1 - 0
 14/04/73 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  5 - 3
 11/04/73 Semi Final Replay vs. Celtic (N)  0 - 3
 03/02/73 3rd Round vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 0
 27/01/73 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1
 13/01/73 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 16/12/72 Division One vs. Partick (H)  4 - 1

 List of First Team Competitive goals scored (click to expand)
 18/04/73 Division One vs. East Fife (A)  1 - 0

  = Starting Appearances (Sub Appearances) | = Goals | NPS = Squad Appearances (as Non-Playing Sub) | GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in


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