Ronnie Turnbull Player Profile

Personal

  • Full Name: Ronald William Turnbull
  • Born: July 18th, 1922 (Newbiggin-by-the-Sea)
  • Died: November 17th, 1966 (Sunderland)

Career

  • Position: Striker
  • Dundee Career Totals:
    60 first team competitive appearances
    40 first team competitive goals
  • Also Played For: Jeanfield Swifts, Manchester City, Sunderland, Swansea City


Dundee Career Summary


Competitive Friendlies Other (War)
1944-45 - -37 41 - -
1945-46 - -17 7 - -
1946-47 20 19 10 3 - -
1947-48 17 12 - - - -
1953-54 23 9 1- - -
TOTAL 60 40 65 51 - -

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


Born in Newbiggin on 18th July 1922, Ronnie was a centre-forward who joined Dundee during the war, turning out regularly in the East League during season 1944-45, having been signed from Jeanfield Swifts.

He scored a he staggering 39 goals in 34 games, but though a prolific scorer in that first season, he understandably never came close to matching that incredible total as football got back to normal after the war as these games were deemed as friendlies.

He was a member of the side that topped the 'B' Division two years running. There was no promotion in the first season after the war in which Turnbull only played 18 times, scoring seven goals.

The following season was the one that counted and Dundee, partly thanks to Turnbull's tally of 19 goals in 20 appearances, again topped the 'B' Division and gained promotion. Bert Juliussen and Ernie Ewen with 33 goals each respectively both outscored him though.

As it transpired, the forward's days at Dens were limited. That was probably as much because he thrived in his first taste of football in the top flight and after 12 goals in 17 games at the start of season 1947-48, he was transferred to Sunderland in November 1947.

When George Anderson had re-signed him the previous summer, it was on the understanding that if a suitable offer was made, he could return to his native north-east of England, and an £8,000.bid by Sunderland in November 1947 was deemed to fit the bill.

In a little under two years at Roker Park, he scored sixteen goals in forty appearances before moving on. Next port of call was Manchester City where he made 30 appearances, scoring five times in the league. In January 1951, he was transferred to Swansea and in the lower division scored 35 goals in 67 league appearances for the Welsh club.

Just before Dundee set off for their tour of South African in 1953, George Anderson again signed Turnbull, but his second spell was to be much less successful than his first. After nine goals from 23 outings, and reckoned to be past his best, Turnbull was put up for sale by new boss Willie Thornton at the end of season 1953-54 and after 60 appearances in which he scored 40 goals excluding the war years, he never again played for Dundee's first team.

Debut

August 24th, 1946
Dundee United 1 - 2 Dundee

League (B Division)


Playing Statistics - First Team Competitive matches (All Seasons)



Competition NPS Win % Draw % Loss %
League 4232- --
Scottish Cup 31- --
League Cup 157- --
Totals: 6040- --

 Recent Starting Appearances (First Team Competitive matches)
 13/02/54 2nd Round vs. Albion Rovers (H) 1 - 1
 23/01/54 A Division vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 4
 16/01/54 A Division vs. Queen of South (A) 1 - 5
 09/01/54 A Division vs. Hamilton (H) 3 - 2
 19/12/53 A Division vs. Falkirk (H) 1 - 0

 Recent Goals Scored (First Team Competitive matches)
 21/11/53 A Division vs. Stirling Albion (H) 2 - 1
 10/10/53 A Division vs. Queen of South (H) 4 - 1
 03/10/53 A Division vs. Hamilton (A) 3 - 2
 03/10/53 A Division vs. Hamilton (A) 3 - 2
 26/09/53 A Division vs. Clyde (H) 2 - 0

 List of First Team Competitive matches played (click to expand)
 13/02/54 2nd Round vs. Albion Rovers (H)  1 - 1
 23/01/54 A Division vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 4
 16/01/54 A Division vs. Queen of South (A)  1 - 5
 09/01/54 A Division vs. Hamilton (H)  3 - 2
 19/12/53 A Division vs. Falkirk (H)  1 - 0
 12/12/53 A Division vs. East Fife (H)  1 - 1
 28/11/53 A Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 0
 21/11/53 A Division vs. Stirling Albion (H)  2 - 1
 07/11/53 A Division vs. Partick (A)  0 - 1
 31/10/53 A Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 1
 24/10/53 A Division vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 0
 17/10/53 A Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 2
 10/10/53 A Division vs. Queen of South (H)  4 - 1
 03/10/53 A Division vs. Hamilton (A)  3 - 2
 26/09/53 A Division vs. Clyde (H)  2 - 0
 19/09/53 A Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 1
 05/09/53 A Division vs. Falkirk (A)  0 - 4
 29/08/53 Group 4 vs. Partick (A)  0 - 4
 26/08/53 Group 4 vs. Clyde (H)  4 - 2
 22/08/53 Group 4 vs. Stirling Albion (A)  2 - 0
 15/08/53 Group 4 vs. Partick (H)  1 - 1
 12/08/53 Group 4 vs. Clyde (A)  4 - 2
 08/08/53 Group 4 vs. Stirling Albion (H)  6 - 1
 22/11/47 A Division vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 0
 15/11/47 A Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 2
 08/11/47 A Division vs. St Mirren (H)  6 - 1
 25/10/47 A Division vs. Queen's Park (H)  2 - 1
 18/10/47 A Division vs. Airdrie (1878) (A)  0 - 2
 06/10/47 A Division vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 1
 04/10/47 A Division vs. Clyde (A)  4 - 1
 27/09/47 A Division vs. Airdrie (1878) (H)  6 - 0
 20/09/47 A Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 3
 13/09/47 Group 3 vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 1
 06/09/47 Group 3 vs. Celtic (H)  4 - 1
 30/08/47 Group 3 vs. Third Lanark (A)  1 - 5
 27/08/47 A Division vs. Queen of South (H)  1 - 0
 23/08/47 Group 3 vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 3
 16/08/47 Group 3 vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 1
 13/08/47 A Division vs. Morton (A)  0 - 3
 09/08/47 Group 3 vs. Third Lanark (H)  5 - 0
 05/04/47 B Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  4 - 0
 05/03/47 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 3
 01/03/47 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 1
 22/02/47 3rd Round vs. Albion Rovers (H)  3 - 0
 01/02/47 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (A)  2 - 2
 25/01/47 1st Round vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 1
 18/01/47 B Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 0
 11/01/47 B Division vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  0 - 0
 04/01/47 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  6 - 2
 02/01/47 B Division vs. Arbroath (A)  4 - 1
 01/01/47 B Division vs. Dundee Utd (H)  2 - 0
 28/12/46 B Division vs. Airdrie (1878) (A)  1 - 2
 21/12/46 B Division vs. East Fife (H)  2 - 0
 14/12/46 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (A)  6 - 2
 07/12/46 B Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  5 - 1
 30/11/46 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (H)  6 - 2
 23/11/46 B Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  5 - 2
 16/11/46 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  8 - 2
 19/10/46 Section 6 vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  4 - 0
 24/08/46 B Division vs. Dundee Utd (A)  2 - 1

 List of First Team Competitive goals scored (click to expand)
 21/11/53 A Division vs. Stirling Albion (H)  2 - 1
 10/10/53 A Division vs. Queen of South (H)  4 - 1
 03/10/53 A Division vs. Hamilton (A)  3 - 2
 03/10/53 A Division vs. Hamilton (A)  3 - 2
 26/09/53 A Division vs. Clyde (H)  2 - 0
 26/08/53 Group 4 vs. Clyde (H)  4 - 2
 26/08/53 Group 4 vs. Clyde (H)  4 - 2
 15/08/53 Group 4 vs. Partick (H)  1 - 1
 12/08/53 Group 4 vs. Clyde (A)  4 - 2
 22/11/47 A Division vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 0
 22/11/47 A Division vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 0
 15/11/47 A Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 2
 08/11/47 A Division vs. St Mirren (H)  6 - 1
 25/10/47 A Division vs. Queen's Park (H)  2 - 1
 04/10/47 A Division vs. Clyde (A)  4 - 1
 04/10/47 A Division vs. Clyde (A)  4 - 1
 04/10/47 A Division vs. Clyde (A)  4 - 1
 27/09/47 A Division vs. Airdrie (1878) (H)  6 - 0
 16/08/47 Group 3 vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 1
 09/08/47 Group 3 vs. Third Lanark (H)  5 - 0
 09/08/47 Group 3 vs. Third Lanark (H)  5 - 0
 25/01/47 1st Round vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 1
 18/01/47 B Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 0
 04/01/47 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  6 - 2
 04/01/47 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  6 - 2
 04/01/47 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  6 - 2
 02/01/47 B Division vs. Arbroath (A)  4 - 1
 01/01/47 B Division vs. Dundee Utd (H)  2 - 0
 14/12/46 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (A)  6 - 2
 14/12/46 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (A)  6 - 2
 07/12/46 B Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  5 - 1
 30/11/46 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (H)  6 - 2
 30/11/46 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (H)  6 - 2
 30/11/46 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (H)  6 - 2
 30/11/46 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (H)  6 - 2
 23/11/46 B Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  5 - 2
 16/11/46 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  8 - 2
 16/11/46 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  8 - 2
 16/11/46 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  8 - 2
 24/08/46 B Division vs. Dundee Utd (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


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