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Full name  William Morgan
Name  Willie Morgan
Years  Team
Role  Football player
1960–1968  Burnley
Playing position  Winger
1968–1975  Manchester United

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Date of birth  (1944-10-02) 2 October 1944 (age 71)
Place of birth  Sauchie, Alloa, Scotland
Similar People  Tommy Docherty, Jim Holton, Martin Buchan, Alex Stepney, John Connelly

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William "Willie" Morgan (born 2 October 1944) is a Scottish former professional football player.


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Club career

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A winger, Morgan started his career with Burnley, making his first-team debut against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough in 1963. He took over from John Connelly who was transferred to Manchester United and scored his first Burnley goal, when he scored twice in a Boxing Day demolition of Manchester United in a 6–1 win at Turf Moor.

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He made his Scotland debut against Northern Ireland at Belfast's Windsor Park in 1967.

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During the summer of 1968 he was transferred to Manchester United where he took over from John Connelly again. He scored 34 goals for United and led them to promotion in 1975 after one season in the Second Division. He played in the World Cup Finals of 1974, which took place in West Germany.

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With Steve Coppell's signing in 1975, Morgan lost his place in the Manchester United team and returned to Burnley. His second spell at Turf Moor lasted less than a year. He moved to Bolton Wanderers, enjoying a successful spell at Burnden Park before finishing his career at Blackpool.

Morgan played summers on loan in the North American Soccer League in the late 1970s, playing for the Chicago Sting in 1977 and Minnesota Kicks the following three summers.

During his time at Manchester United, the band Tristar Airbus dedicated the song Willie Morgan on the Wing to Morgan.

International career

Morgan won 21 caps for Scotland including the 1974 World Cup, scoring once against Denmark in 1972.


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