Click here to go back to the AFC Heritage Trust Homepage Aberdeen Football Club Heritage Trust Logo  
Aberdeen Football Club Heritage Trust - Player Profile
Willie Garner Squad Index
Information:
1976-77 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:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
 
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.

With the growth of viewing of RedTV at the beginning of the Covid19 pandemin in 2020, Willie became part of the commentary team, providing well receieved expertise on the Dons' matches.
On 5th May 2022 it was announded that he had been appointed to the Pittodrie board as a non-executive director.

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 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
1
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
2
1
Total Appearances/Goals: 161 3