Player #518

Appearances:

54

Starts:

54

Goals:

9

Seasons:

2

Willie Hamilton
Willie Hamilton

Source: 1966-67 Aston Villa Team Portrait.

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Willie Hamilton
Willie Hamilton

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Willie Hamilton

Position

Forward

From

1965-66

To

1966-67

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Willie Hamilton

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

27
28

Division

D1
D1

Appearances

54
42
12

Starts

54
42
12

Substitute

0
0
0

Unused

1
0
1

Goals

9
9
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

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William Murdoch Hamilton

Birth Date

Wednesday, 16 February 1938

Birth Place

Chapelhall, Airdrie

Birth Country

Scotland

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Hibernian FC

From

For

£25,000

On

Sunday, 1 August 1965

Previous Clubs

1954-56 Drumpelier Amateurs |
1956-61 Sheffield United |
1961-62 Middlesbrough |
1962-63 Heart of Midlothian FC |
1963-65 Hibernian FC |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Heart of Midlothian

For

Free

On

August 1967

Subsequent Clubs

1967-69 Heart of Midlothian FC |
1969 Durban United FC, South Africa |
1969-71 Ross County |
1971-72 Hamilton Academical FC |

Willie Hamilton
Willie Hamilton

Source: 1966-67 Aston Villa Team Portrait.

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Willie Hamilton
Willie Hamilton

Source: 1966-67 Aston Villa Team Portrait.

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1965-66 Aston Villa, £25k, 54 (9) |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Dick Taylor |

First Squad Appearance

Monday, 23 August 1965

Debut Appearance

Monday, 23 August 1965

Leeds United (h), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Monday, 6 September 1965

Final Appearance

Saturday, 19 November 1966

Nottingham Forest (h), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 19 November 1966

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Scotland

Died

22 October 1976, Aged 38

Willie Hamilton

Player #518 for Aston Villa, William Murdoch Hamilton known as Willie Hamilton played as a forward for the club.

Willie played for Villa between 1965-66 and 1966-67 making 54 appearances, scoring 9 goals.

Villa had signed Willie from Hibernian for £25,000 on 1 August 1965.

Willie was born in Chapelhall, Airdrie on 16 February 1938 and he made his debut appearance for Villa on Monday, 23 August 1965 aged 27.

A well travelled Hamilton arrived at Villa with a reputation as a footballer of prodigious abilities but also with prodigious off-field proclivities.

Hamilton’s lifestyle preceded him and after a successful first season, Hamilton fell away and his final game came just 15 months after his debut on Saturday, 19 November 1966 aged 28 before moving on to Heart of Midlothian in August 1967 aged 29.

Hamilton died of a heart attack aged just 38 on 22 October 1976 aged 38 having emigrated to Canada and settled in Calgary.

Willie had played under Villa manager Dick Taylor