Willie Reid

Willie ReidBorn in Baillieston, Willie Reid was a dashing little forward who started his career with Morton in 1904. In 1907 this young centre forward joined Motherwell after his two year stint at Cappielow. In his two seasons with Motherwell, Willie proved to lethal in and around the box as he hit the back of the net an impressive 35 times in league matches.

He went on to join Glasgow Rangers where he would win a number of domestic honours, serving the Govan outfit for well over a decade. In 1920, he joined Albion Rovers, after retiring he would take up the role as secretary/manager, before becoming the Dundee United manager in 1931. His league goal scoring record for Morton was 19, for Rangers 188 and 36 for Coatbridge outfit Albion Rovers. Willie was capped nine times by Scotland and eight by the Scottish League. He managed Albion Rovers between 1922 to 1929 before moving onto Dundee United in 1931 where he stayed until 1934.

Willie died on the 1st May 1966, two days short of his 82nd birthday.

William Reid
5′ 8″
Date of Birth:
3rd May 1884
Place of Birth:

Football Career:

Greenock Morton 1903 1906
Third Lanark (Loan) 1906
Motherwell 1906 1908
Portsmouth (Loan) 1908
Rangers 1908 1920
Albion Rovers 1920 1922

Well Career:

Apps Goals
59 35
Scottish Cup:
League Cup:
59r 35