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Willie Garner Squad Index
Information:
1978-79 Squad Number:
5
Position:
Centre Half
Date of Birth:
24th July 1955
Birthplace:
Stirling
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
6' 1
Weight:
13st 0lbs
Signed:
01/08/1975
Career History:
Campsie Black Watch
Aberdeen 29th September 1975
Celtic 1st July 1981 45,000
Alloa Athletic 26th August 1982 (On Loan)
Rochdale October 1982 (On Loan)
Alloa Athletic 30th November 1982, player-manager 1st December 1982
Aberdeen assistant manager - 6th February 1984 - 18th June 1986
Cove Rangers July 1986 to February 1987
Rosslyn Sports 20th July 1987
Keith 1988 player-manager, player only on 30th September 1989
FC Stoneywood
Berwick Rangers 30th November 1990
Retired - 9th May 1992
Craigroyston Manager 1992-95
Newtongrange Star Manager December 1995 to February 1999
Harthill Royal Manager 2000-2002
Glenrothes Manager February 2005 to 2006
Forfar Athletic Assistant-Manager 18th April 2007, Acting Manager 21st April 2008 to May 2008
Tayport Juniors Manager 14th November 2008 to 16th April 2011
Ballingry Rovers Manager 13th October 2013 to 2014
 
Profile:
After a solid career with the Dons, during which he participated in a League winning campaign in 1979-80 and gathered a League Cup winners' medal in 1976, Willie began moving into management when he joined Alloa Athletic in 1982.In 1984 he returned to Pittodrie as assistant to Alex Ferguson for a couple of years before moving on once again.
Willie Garner - Season 1978-79

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
17/01/1976
Heart of Midlothian 3-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division Tynecastle, Edinburgh 10,300 20 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1980-81
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
4
0
0
2
0
0
1979-80
20
0
0
11
0
2
1
0
0
1
1
0
33
1
2
6
0
1
1978-79
12
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
15
0
0
7
1
0
1977-78
35
0
1
6
0
0
6
0
0
2
0
0
49
0
1
6
0
0
1976-77
36
0
0
11
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
50
0
0
5
0
0
1975-76
7
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
8
1
0
3
0
0
Totals:
112
1
1
31
0
2
11
0
0
5
1
0
159
2
3
29
1
1
Total Appearances/Goals: 161 3