Billy Ritchie

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Billy Ritchie
Personal information
Full name William Ritchie
Date of birth (1936-09-11)11 September 1936
Place of birth Newtongrange, Scotland
Date of death 10 March 2016(2016-03-10) (aged 79)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Bathgate Thistle
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1967 Rangers 207 (0)
1967–1970 Partick Thistle 57 (0)
1970–1976 Motherwell 13 (0)
1976–1980 Stranraer 23 (0)
Total 300 (0)
National team
1962 Scotland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

William "Billy" Ritchie (11 September 1936 – 11 March 2016)[1] was a Scottish professional football player who was best known for his time with Rangers.

Ritchie started his career at local side Bathgate Thistle before moving to Rangers in 1955. He played both legs of Rangers 1961 European Cup Winners' Cup Final defeat to Fiorentina.

He left Rangers in 1967 and joined Partick Thistle. Ritchie died on 11 March 2016, aged 79.[2]

References

  1. ^ McElroy, Robert (16 March 2016). "Billy Ritchie". The Herald. Herald & Times Group. Retrieved 17 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Billy Ritchie". Rangers.co.uk. Rangers FC. 11 March 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2016. 

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