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 Davie Wilson (d)
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 14 Jun 09:55

Another one gone; from the BBC:-

Former Rangers and Scotland winger Davie Wilson has died at the age of 85.

He scored 158 goals across 11 seasons at Ibrox, winning four league titles, five Scottish Cups and two League Cups.

Wilson was also in the team that reached the 1960 European Cup semi-finals and 1961 Cup Winners` Cup final.

With 10 goals in 22 international appearances, he moved on to Dundee United in 1967 and spent four seasons at Tannadice before ending his career at Dumbarton.

Wilson would go on to have two separate spells as Dumbarton manager and was also in charge at Queen of the South.

A club statement from Ibrox announcing his passing, said: "The thoughts of the directors, staff and players of Rangers are today with the family and friends of Davie."

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 Re: Davie Wilson (d)
Topic Originator: FRED1981  
Date:   Tue 14 Jun 10:20

He liked a dive our Davy but a cracking winger.

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 Re: Davie Wilson (d)
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Tue 14 Jun 12:07

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FRED1981, Tue 14 Jun 10:20

He liked a dive our Davy but a cracking winger.


True on both counts, Fred. I hope it`s not too unkind to observe that he perfected the art of diving from well outside the box to land near the penalty spot, thereby winning many a dubious penalty..... 😃



Not your average Sunday League player.
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 Re: Davie Wilson (d)
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Tue 14 Jun 12:08

Sad news indeed.

As above, he put meaning to the phrase "flying winger" - when nearing the penalty box.

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 Re: Davie Wilson (d)t:
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Tue 14 Jun 13:16

Two games come to mind, his screamer against England in 1962 ( is a clip available?) and next year at Wembley stepping into full back and doing a tremendous job when Eric Caldow suffered a broken leg early on. No subs those days.
Davie was always a threat, always lively, always a handful, and prone to falling over imaginary legs!

Edit: there is a wee shaky Pathe News clip on YouTube. Shows as much of the enormous crowd as the action on the pitch. My, they dressed smart in those days!

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 Re: Davie Wilson (d)
Topic Originator: sammer  
Date:   Tue 14 Jun 15:11

When Davie Wilson was playing for Ballieston Juniors and being linked with Rangers, the club coach remarked: ‘The only way he’ll get into Ibrox is by paying his 2/- like awbody else!’

Not so. Wilson was a good rather than a great winger but his goalscoring record was outstanding. Inside the box he was as sharp as most strikers and he used to launch himself full length at crosses played in from the far wing. After he scored a hat trick for the Scottish League against the English League the England right back, Jimmy Armfield, said Wilson was the most difficult winger he had ever had to mark.

Fondly remembered by Rangers fans as a scorer of vital goals against Celtic, and by Scotland fans for his contribution towards beating England three years in succession. He played the game with real enthusiasm.

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 Re: Davie Wilson (d)
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Tue 14 Jun 23:27

Watched him at Ibrox in the 60`s with my pal but supported Dunfermline complete with black and white scarf, when they came visiting. The Rangers team was Ritchie, Shearer, Caldow, Greig, McKinnon, Baxter, Henderson, McMillan, Millar, Brand and Wilson.

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 Re: Davie Wilson (d)
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Wed 15 Jun 08:43

Ah..the days when you could reel off the regular line up of your team, and others seemed to turn out the same side week after week.
Was in a hospital bed next to a Dundonian few years ago (not the same bed I hasten to add) and he rattled off the great Dundee 1961/62 league winning side without a hitch. And what a brill team too!

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 Re: Davie Wilson (d)
Topic Originator: parfection  
Date:   Wed 15 Jun 09:07

“Ritchie, Shearer, Caldow, Greig, McKinnon, Baxter, Henderson, McMillan, Millar, Brand and Wilson.”

I’m a long way from being a Rangers fan, but that is a very strong team right there - impressive in a physical sense and also very creative. I too was sorry to hear about Davie Wilson - a big name from my boyhood, and a damn good player.
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 Re: Davie Wilson (d)
Topic Originator: par-ticular  
Date:   Wed 15 Jun 11:33

Was at Cathkin when crowds were lined along touchline and by line . Was one of the kids asked to move so Wilson could take a Rangers corner. Great memories, great crowds aye…..the 60’s
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