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Willie Corbett

Full name: William R. Corbett
Birthdate: 31.08.1922
Birthplace: Falkirk, Stirlingshire
Position: Centre-back
Joined from: Preston North End
Signed by: Johnny Duncan
Nationality: Scotland
First game: Bury, 01.10.1949
Last game: Sheffield United, 07.01.1950
Games: 17
Goals: 0
Player Profile

The Falkirk-born centre-back impressed during his time north of the border with Celtic and, after moving to England with Preston North End, City forked out £7,000 earned from an cup run for his services at the start of the 1949-50 season.

After playing in the reserves he made his breakthrough in the first time in October of the same year at Bury but, after manager Johnny Duncan departed the club, he failed to win over incoming boss Norman Bullock and was soon placed on the transfer list.

In total Corbett made 17 appearances for the Foxes in all competitions but he simply failed to live up to his early-career form - something which followed him in his career after Leicester. Corbett went on to play for Yeovil Town before moving back to Scotland with Dunfermline Athletic and Morton.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
1949-50Division Two (old)16-1-------17-
1949_712_
Total16-1-------17 -
_712_

Appearances

DateResultOppositionCompetitionStartSubGoals
1 01.10.1949 0 - 3 Bury (A) Division Two (old)
2 08.10.1949 0 - 1 Luton Town (A) Division Two (old)
3 15.10.1949 2 - 2 Barnsley (H) Division Two (old)
4 22.10.1949 2 - 2 West Ham United (A) Division Two (old)
5 29.10.1949 1 - 1 Sheffield United (H) Division Two (old)
6 05.11.1949 1 - 2 Grimsby Town (A) Division Two (old)
7 12.11.1949 3 - 2 Queens Park Rangers (H) Division Two (old)
8 19.11.1949 1 - 2 Preston North End (A) Division Two (old)
9 26.11.1949 0 - 0 Swansea City (H) Division Two (old)
10 03.12.1949 1 - 1 Leeds United (A) Division Two (old)
11 10.12.1949 2 - 2 Southampton (H) Division Two (old)
12 17.12.1949 2 - 2 Sheffield Wednesday (H) Division Two (old)
13 24.12.1949 0 - 4 Hull City (A) Division Two (old)
14 26.12.1949 1 - 0 Coventry City (H) Division Two (old)
15 27.12.1949 2 - 1 Coventry City (A) Division Two (old)
16 31.12.1949 1 - 1 Brentford (H) Division Two (old)
17 07.01.1950 1 - 3 Sheffield United (A) FA Cup 3

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN  Preston North End Unknown August 1949
OUT  Yeovil Town Unknown July 1950
Player 201 of 1150 ordered a-z
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