William Clunas

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William "Billy"[1] Clunas (29 April 1899 – 1967[2]) was a Scottish footballer who played for Sunderland and the Scottish national team, primarily in the right half position. He was born in Johnstone, Scotland.[1]

Club career

Clunas made his debut for Sunderland on 1 December 1923 against Huddersfield Town in a 2–1 win at Roker Park.[3] Former Sunderland captain Raich Carter hailed Clunas as the best penalty kick taker he had ever seen; Clunas only missed two in his whole career,[1] scoring 26.[4] Overall, during his time at Roker Park, he made 256 league appearances and scored 42 goals, and also played 16 times in the FA Cup, scoring twice.[4]

International career

He won his first cap for Scotland against England on 12 April 1924 in a 1–1 draw at The Wembley Stadium.[5] In total Clunas won two caps for his country, scoring one goal.[6]

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Billy Clunas". A Love Supreme. Retrieved 2008-07-31.
  2. ^ Football database retrieved 17 Feb 2010
  3. ^ "Sunderland 2-1 Huddersfield Town". The Stat Cat. Retrieved 2008-07-31.
  4. ^ a b "Billy Clunas". The Stat Cat. Retrieved 2008-07-31.
  5. ^ "Sat 12 Apr 1924 England 1 Scotland 1". London Hearts. Retrieved 2008-07-31.
  6. ^ "William Clunas". London Hearts. Retrieved 2008-07-31.

External links

  • William Clunas's careers stats at The Stat Cat
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