Bill Green (footballer)

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Bill Green
Personal information
Full name William Green
Date of birth (1950-12-22)22 December 1950
Place of birth Newcastle, England
Date of death 21 August 2017(2017-08-21) (aged 66)
Playing position Central Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–73 Hartlepool United 131 (9)
1973–76 Carlisle United 119 (4)
1976–78 West Ham United 35 (1)
1978–79 Peterborough United 30 (0)
1979–83 Chesterfield 160 (5)
1983–84 Doncaster Rovers 11 (1)
Teams managed
1991–1993 Scunthorpe United
1994–1996 Buxton
2002 Sheffield Wednesday (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

William Green (22 December 1950 – 21 August 2017) was an English professional football player and manager.

Born on 22 December 1950 in Newcastle upon Tyne, he attended St Mary's RC Boy's Technical School.

He joined Hartlepool United from school and made his league debut for them against Newport County in September 1969. He joined Carlisle United in July 1973 for £15,000, and then signing for West Ham United in June 1976 for £75,000.[1] He later went on to play for Peterborough United, Chesterfield and Doncaster Rovers as a centre-half. He also managed Scunthorpe United from 1991 to 1993, with a record of played 101, won 43, lost 32, drawn 26. He lost his job after an expected promotion push in 1993 never happened. In 2002, he took caretaker charge of Sheffield Wednesday for one game, which they lost. He was the chief European Scout at Wigan Athletic and worked in a similar role at Derby County, alongside former Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough before being sacked in March 2009.[citation needed]


Green died following a short illness, on 21 August 2017, aged 66 [2]


  1. ^ "Bill Green - 1950-2017 - West Ham United". Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  2. ^ "In Memoriam: Bill Green". Retrieved 22 August 2017.

External links

  • Bill Green at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  • Bill Green management career statistics at Soccerbase
  • Sven-Göran Eriksson fills key roles Leicester City backroom staff
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