Willie Dowall

Willie DowallWillie Dowall was a member of the great Motherwell team of the early 1930s. He was a prolific scorer but also extremely versatile. He played on both wings and at full-back as well. He was ‘Well’s regular centre-forward until he was dropped and replaced by Willie McFadyen on Xmas Day 1930.

In his first season with Motherwell – 1929-30 – he scored 24 goals in just 21 League appearances. In 1930-31 he scored 14 from 25 and in the Championship season of 1931-32 four from 32 (he was by then playing at right-back). He made 25 appearances without scoring in 1932-33 and nine appearances and one goal in 1933-34.

In 1934-35 he played just six league games for ‘Well, without scoring, and went to St Mirren on loan where he played 15 times, scoring once. Willie joined Bury in the close season in 1935.

His versatility counted against him at Motherwell as he was never able to lay claim to a position of his own. He also suffered badly with injuries.

He won a championship medal in 1932 but didn’t play in the Cup Final sides of 1931 and 1933. His only Scottish Cup goals came when he hit a hat-trick in a 6-0 win over East Stirling in 1929-30.

William Dowall
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Full Back/Winger/Center Forward

Football Career:

Kilbirnie Ladeside 1929
Motherwell 1929 1935
St Mirren (Loan) 1934 1935
Bury 1935 1936
Lincoln City 1936 1937
Red Star Paris 1937 1938
Ballymena United 1938 1939

Well Career:

Apps Goals
118 43
Scottish Cup:
League Cup:
118 43