Billy Pirie

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Billy Pirie
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Full nameBilly Pirie
Date of birth (1949-04-02) 2 April 1949 (age 71)
Place of birth Aberdeen, Scotland
Playing position(s) Forward
Senior career*
0000–1971 Arcadia Shepherds
1971 Huntly
1971–1974 Arbroath 68 (33)
1974–1976 Aberdeen 38 (11)
1976 New York Apollo
1976–1980 Dundee 112 (93)
1980– APIA Leichhardt
Sydney Olympic
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

William Pirie (born 2 April 1949) is a former Scottish footballer who played as a forward.



Pirie is best known for his time with Dundee from 1976 to 1980, where he made 112 league appearances (138 total), scoring 93 goals in the process (106 total), with 44 goals in his first season with the club remains a club record and secured for him the 1977 Player of the Year award. [1] Prior to his stint with Dundee, Pirie had spells with South African side Arcadia Shepherds, Scottish sides Huntly, Arbroath and Aberdeen, and moved to Australia after to play with APIA Leichhardt and Sydney Olympic. [1] [2] Pirie became a member of Dundee's Hall of Fame in 2016, and received the Legends Award. [3]



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  1. 1 2 "Played for Dundee and Aberdeen – Billy Pirie". 5 April 2019. Retrieved 18 November 2020.
  2. Billy Pirie at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  3. "Hall of Fame". Retrieved 18 November 2020.