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Billy Bain Squad Index
Information:
1942-43 Squad Number:
Position:
Forward
Date of Birth:
16th November 1924
Birthplace:
Alloa
Nationality:
Scottish
Signed:
14/03/1939
Career History:
Lochgelly Albert
Aberdeen14th March 1939, Released - 30th April 1946
Falkirk (war guest) 1943-44
Falkirk 24th December 1946
Dunfermline Athletic
Hartlepool United July 1950
Dunfermline Athletic 25th November 1950, Cancelled - 10th January 1951
 
Profile:
Full name: William Clark Bain.

Signed at the tail end of the 1938-39 season, Willie was a reserve forward when war broke out. Promoted for the start of the Regional League East season he soon found himself as the first choice inside right. Was a thrustfull inside forward, who had the ability to beat an opponent and go through with the ball. His Aberdeen career was cut short when he was called up and although he returned to the club in 1945 it was to reserve team football and he was released at the end of the season. Once his football career was over he would emigrate to Australia. The local paper reported that he was engaged in "work of national importance" during the war. He was one of only a few Aberdeen players resident in the City at that time.


Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
23/09/1939
Aberdeen 4-0 Arbroath
Friendly 3,000 14 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
1942-43
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
0
4
1941-42
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
13
0
3
1939-40
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
28
0
8
Totals:
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
53
0
15
Total Appearances/Goals: 0 0