Willie Penman (footballer, born 1922)

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Willie Penman
Personal information
Full nameWilliam Penman
Date of birth 1922
Place of birth Kelty, Scotland
Date of death 2005 (aged 8283)
Position(s) Centre Forward
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1942–1954 Raith Rovers [1] 138 (91)
1955–1956 Montrose [2] 11 (8)
1956 Dundee United [3] 5 (1)
Total154(100)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Willie Penman (1922 – 31 January 2005) was a football player from Scotland. He played the majority of his career for Raith Rovers, and is their all-time leading goal scorer with 211 goals in 328 appearances. Later in his career he had short spells with Montrose and Dundee United. [4]

Penman was signed in 1940 [5] and made his debut in 1942, scoring seven goals in his first nine games. [6] He led Raith's goal scoring every season between 1947 and 1951. [7] His best season was 1948–49, when he scored 58 goals in 47 matches and helped Raith win the Second Division championship and reach the Scottish League Cup Final. [4] During the final, which Raith lost 2–0 to Rangers F.C., Penman scored a goal shortly before half time which was controversially deemed offside. [8]

Willie Penman died of cancer on 31 January 2005, at the age of 82. [9]

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References

  1. "Raith Rovers : 1946/47 - 2012/13". Neilbrown.newcastlefans.com. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  2. "Montrose : 1955/56 - 2012/13". Neilbrown.newcastlefans.com. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  3. "Dundee United : 1946/47 - 2012/13". Neilbrown.newcastlefans.com. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  4. 1 2 "Death of Raith great Willie Penman". The Courier. UK. 2 February 2005. Retrieved 15 February 2005.
  5. Foy, Jim (5 February 2005). "Farewell to a Legend" . Retrieved 14 February 2010.
  6. Crampsey, Bob (22 February 2005). "Willie Penman Predatory centre-forward for Raith Rovers who was very nearly a Scottish Cup medal winner". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 14 February 2010.
  7. Gourlay, Ally (18 October 2004). "Former Players Tribute to Bernie Kelly" . Retrieved 15 February 2010.
  8. Foy, Jim (2 December 2004). "Get in The Picture Cup Pics Available Today" . Retrieved 15 February 2010.
  9. Gourlay, Ally (31 January 2005). "Rovers' Great Passes Away" . Retrieved 15 February 2010.