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William Lennie Squad Index
Information:
1912-13 Squad Number:
11
Position:
Outside Left
Date of Birth:
26th January 1882
Birthplace:
Glasgow
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 5
Weight:
10st.9lbs
Signed:
08/06/1905
Career History:
Mossvale/Maryhill FC/Queens Park 24th December 1901/Rangers 15th May 1902/Dundee 2nd July 1903/Royal Albert 20th September 1904/Fulham 23rd September 1904/Aberdeen 9th June 1905/Falkirk 12th November 1913 30/St Johnstone 3rd October 1914, Released - 30th April 1915/J.M. Hendersons FC
 
Profile:
The first great Aberdeen winger and also had the distinction of becoming the first Aberdeen player to play for Scotland when he was capped against Wales at Dens Park in 1908. Lennie scored the winner in a 2-1 win.
Developed a great understanding with Charlie O'Hagan in the Aberdeen side that came close to winning the title in 1911. One of the first players to receive a benefit match from Aberdeen.

After a brief spell with Falkirk, Willie retired from playing in 1913 because of injury problems. During the 1930's Willie had a spell as a football columnist for The Sunday Post. He had set up a newsagent's business at 85 Hilton Road, retiring through ill-health three years before he died aged 72 in 1954.
William Lennie

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
16/08/1905
Dundee 2-2 Aberdeen
East Scotland League Dens Park, Dundee 6,000 23 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
1912-13
22
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
22
0
2
7
0
3
1911-12
28
0
7
0
0
0
5
0
2
0
0
0
33
0
9
2
0
0
1910-11
27
0
7
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
31
0
7
8
0
1
1909-10
31
0
8
0
0
0
3
0
1
0
0
0
34
0
9
6
0
1
1908-09
29
0
12
0
0
0
2
0
1
0
0
0
31
0
13
14
0
6
1907-08
31
0
10
0
0
0
6
0
1
0
0
0
37
0
11
6
0
6
1906-07
31
0
9
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
33
0
9
13
0
2
1905-06
29
0
6
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
31
0
6
9
0
4
Totals:
228
0
61
0
0
0
24
0
5
0
0
0
252
0
66
65
0
23
Total Appearances/Goals: 252 66  

Scottish International Caps
Season Date
Match
Tournament
1907-08 14/03/08
Northern Ireland v SCOTLAND
British Int'l Championship
1907-08 07/03/08
SCOTLAND v Wales
British Int'l Championship
Total Appearances: 2