Benny Cairney

Benny CairneyBenny Cairney began his football career in the juniors with Thornliewood United. The forward caught the attention of Leicester City and when offered a contract at Filbert Street he had no qualms in taking it. Sadly however he failed to make any breakthrough into the first team fold and sought a move back home. Initially he went to Celtic where he was offered a trial to prove himself but after failing to win a deal with the Bhoys, ‘Well boss Bobby Howitt offered him a trial at Fir Park in 1965, impressing sufficiently he was rewarded with a deal. Benny proved to be a strong imposing unit who possessed good pace, he struck up a decent partnership with Dixie Deans. Cairney made 54 appearances for the club, scoring on 11 occasions before moving onto Wigan Athletic.


Name: Benny Cairney
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Position: Inside Forward
Nationality: Scottish

Football Career:

Thornliewood United
Leicester City 1965
Motherwell 1965 1968
Wigan Athletic 1968

Well Career:

Apps Goals
41 (2) 7
Scottish Cup:
0 0
League Cup:
11 4
0 0
52 (2) 11