Walter Bird Player Profile

Personal

  • Full Name: Walter Smith Bird
  • Born: July 12th, 1891 (Hugglescote, England)
  • Died: March 2nd, 1965
  • Height: 5' 10

Career

  • Position: Inside-Forward
  • Signed: July 1st, 1921
  • Date Left Club: January 11th, 1924
  • First Manager: Sandy MacFarlane
  • Dundee Career Totals:
    62 first team competitive appearances
    16 first team competitive goals
  • Also Played For: Bristol Rovers, Grimsby Town, Heart of Midlothian, Kilmarnock, Notts County


Dundee Career Summary


Competitive Friendlies Other (War)
1921-22 38 13 - - - -
1922-23 16 1 3- - -
1923-24 8 2 - - - -
TOTAL 62 16 3- - -

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


Dundee signed inside forward Walter Bird from Bristol on a free transfer in July 1921.

In his first season, he started brightly for the Dee with 13 goals in 38 games but he failed to keep up the momentum and in the next two season, he was only able to a total of 24 matches, only scoring 3 goals.

He was transferred to Hearts at the stat of 1924. On his debut, ha managed to score a hat-trick as the Jambos swept aside Queens Park 5-2.

At the end of that season, Bird was on the move again, this time joining Kilmarnock after failing to agree new terms with the Edinburgh club.

Debut

August 17th, 1921
Dundee 1 - 1 Airdrieonians

League (Division One)


Playing Statistics - First Team Competitive matches (All Seasons)



Competition NPS Win % Draw % Loss %
League 5516- --
Scottish Cup 7-- --
Totals: 6216- --

 Recent Starting Appearances (First Team Competitive matches)
 01/01/24 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 1
 29/09/23 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 3 - 1
 22/09/23 Division One vs. Queen's Park (H) 3 - 0
 15/09/23 Division One vs. St Mirren (A) 2 - 2
 08/09/23 Division One vs. Third Lanark (H) 1 - 0

 Recent Goals Scored (First Team Competitive matches)
 25/08/23 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 5 - 1
 25/08/23 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 5 - 1
 09/04/23 Division One vs. Falkirk (H) 3 - 0
 29/04/22 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A) 2 - 0
 15/02/22 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 3 - 5

 List of First Team Competitive matches played (click to expand)
 01/01/24 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1
 29/09/23 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  3 - 1
 22/09/23 Division One vs. Queen's Park (H)  3 - 0
 15/09/23 Division One vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 2
 08/09/23 Division One vs. Third Lanark (H)  1 - 0
 01/09/23 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 0
 25/08/23 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  5 - 1
 18/08/23 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (A)  0 - 3
 14/04/23 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 1
 09/04/23 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  3 - 0
 24/03/23 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 2
 17/03/23 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 10/03/23 Division One vs. Morton (H)  0 - 1
 05/03/23 4th Round Second Replay vs. Third Lanark (N)  0 - 1
 28/02/23 4th Round Replay vs. Third Lanark (H)  0 - 0
 24/02/23 4th Round vs. Third Lanark (A)  1 - 1
 17/02/23 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 1
 14/02/23 3rd Round Replay vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 0
 25/12/22 Division One vs. Third Lanark (A)  0 - 2
 23/12/22 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  0 - 1
 16/12/22 Division One vs. Alloa (H)  2 - 1
 09/12/22 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 4
 23/09/22 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 1
 02/09/22 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 0
 29/04/22 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  2 - 0
 18/03/22 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 0
 11/03/22 Division One vs. Third Lanark (A)  0 - 1
 25/02/22 3rd Round vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 3
 18/02/22 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H)  2 - 0
 15/02/22 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  3 - 5
 11/02/22 2nd Round vs. Royal Albert (A)  1 - 0
 04/02/22 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 2
 28/01/22 1st Round vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  2 - 0
 21/01/22 Division One vs. Queen's Park (A)  3 - 0
 14/01/22 Division One vs. Morton (H)  2 - 1
 07/01/22 Division One vs. Partick (A)  1 - 4
 03/01/22 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 0
 02/01/22 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 0
 31/12/21 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  1 - 3
 26/12/21 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 2
 24/12/21 Division One vs. Hamilton (H)  2 - 0
 17/12/21 Division One vs. Dumbarton (A)  0 - 2
 10/12/21 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (A)  0 - 0
 03/12/21 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  2 - 1
 26/11/21 Division One vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 2
 19/11/21 Division One vs. Albion Rovers (H)  2 - 0
 12/11/21 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1
 05/11/21 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 0
 29/10/21 Division One vs. Clydebank (1914) (A)  3 - 0
 22/10/21 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  5 - 0
 15/10/21 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 0
 08/10/21 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 0
 03/10/21 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 01/10/21 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  2 - 0
 24/09/21 Division One vs. Queen's Park (H)  3 - 1
 21/09/21 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 2
 17/09/21 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  1 - 0
 10/09/21 Division One vs. Morton (A)  1 - 2
 03/09/21 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 1
 27/08/21 Division One vs. Third Lanark (H)  2 - 0
 20/08/21 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  0 - 1
 17/08/21 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  1 - 1

 List of First Team Competitive goals scored (click to expand)
 25/08/23 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  5 - 1
 25/08/23 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  5 - 1
 09/04/23 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  3 - 0
 29/04/22 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  2 - 0
 15/02/22 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  3 - 5
 15/02/22 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  3 - 5
 02/01/22 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 0
 31/12/21 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  1 - 3
 03/12/21 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  2 - 1
 19/11/21 Division One vs. Albion Rovers (H)  2 - 0
 29/10/21 Division One vs. Clydebank (1914) (A)  3 - 0
 22/10/21 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  5 - 0
 24/09/21 Division One vs. Queen's Park (H)  3 - 1
 24/09/21 Division One vs. Queen's Park (H)  3 - 1
 10/09/21 Division One vs. Morton (A)  1 - 2
 03/09/21 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 1

  = 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


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


  • Signed For Dundee


  • First Team Debut

    Dundee 1 - 1 Airdrie
    League (Division One)


  • First Goal

    Aberdeen 1 - 2 Dundee
    League (Division One)


  • 50th Appearance

    Dundee 0 - 1 Morton
    League (Division One)


  • Last Goal

    Dundee 5 - 1 Hearts
    League (Division One)


  • 50th League Appearance

    Aberdeen 0 - 0 Dundee
    League (Division One)


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee 1 - 1 Aberdeen
    League (Division One)


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