Willie Mathieson

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Willie Mathieson
Personal information
Date of birth (1943-07-20) 20 July 1943 (age 75)
Place of birth Cardenden, Scotland
Playing position Left back
Youth career
St Andrews United
1960–1964 Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1975 Rangers 174 (2)
1975–1976 Arbroath 25 (3)
1976–1977 Raith Rovers 13 (0)
Total 212 (5)
National team
1969 Scottish League XI 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Willie Mathieson (born 20 July 1943) is a Scottish former professional footballer who played in the left-back position for Rangers, amongst other clubs. He was included in the Rangers F.C. Hall of Fame on 5 February 2007.

Mathieson spent fifteen seasons at Rangers from 1960 to 1975 and was involved in the club's historic 1972 Cup Winners' Cup winning team. He played in over 300 games for Rangers, including the 1973 Scottish Cup Final winning side. Mathieson represented the Scottish League once, in 1969.[1]

He transferred to Arbroath for the 1975–76 season, playing 25 league games (scoring three times) and then moved on to Raith Rovers for a final season (making 13 appearances). After retirement he joined the Berwick Rangers coaching staff, working under former teammate Dave Smith. Berwick won the Second Division championship, which was their first ever trophy.

Mathieson is now retired and lives in Auchterarder.


  1. ^ "Willie Mathieson - Scotland Football League Record from 26 Mar 1969 to 26 Mar 1969 clubs - Rangers". www.londonhearts.com.

External links

  • Willie Mathieson at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  • Profile at rangers.co.uk

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