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Billy Coutts

Full name: William Farquharson Coutts
Birthdate: 26.06.1909
Birthplace: Edinburgh
Position: Winger
Joined from: Heart of Midlothian
Signed by: Peter Hodge
Nationality: Scotland
First game: Wolverhampton Wanderers, 25.08.1934
Last game: Grimsby Town, 22.04.1939
Games: 50
Goals: 4
Wartime Games: 10 Goals: 0
  • Player profile

    Edinburgh-born Coutts spent the majority of his footballing career north of the border but finished his career at Filbert Street when he signed from Hearts in May 1934. He'd played for Edinburgh Ashton and Dunbar United before moving on to Hearts and then Leicester following a loan stint with Leith Athletic.

    Coutts didn't qualify for a Second Division championship medal in 1934 but he was a useful player who could play on the wing or as a wing-half. He featured for City in pre-war time and during the first season of wartime football, where he went on to guest play for Northampton Town and Nottingham Forest, whom he featured for against City at Filbert Street on Christmas Day in 1941.

    Coutts was part of Leicester's centenary celebrations and made 48 league appearances for the Foxes, chipping in with four goals along the way.

  • Seasons

    League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
    Season Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
    1934-35Division One (old)61--------61
    1934_754_
    1935-36Division Two (old)61--------61
    1935_754_
    1936-37Division Two (old)11---------11-
    1936_754_
    1937-38Division One (old)132--------132
    1937_754_
    1938-39Division One (old)12-2-------14-
    1938_754_
    Total4842-------50 4
    _754_

    Appearances

    DateCompetitionOppositionResultStartSubGoals
    1 25.08.1934 Division One (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 1 - 1 1
    2 29.08.1934 Division One (old) Everton (A) 1 - 2
    3 01.09.1934 Division One (old) Chelsea (A) 1 - 3
    4 03.11.1934 Division One (old) Birmingham City (A) 3 - 2
    5 10.11.1934 Division One (old) Stoke City (H) 0 - 3
    6 15.12.1934 Division One (old) Arsenal (A) 0 - 8
    7 16.09.1935 Division Two (old) Bradford City (H) 2 - 1
    8 12.10.1935 Division Two (old) Bury (A) 0 - 3
    9 01.01.1936 Division Two (old) Bradford Park Avenue (A) 1 - 3
    10 04.04.1936 Division Two (old) Charlton Athletic (H) 4 - 1 1
    11 11.04.1936 Division Two (old) Tottenham Hotspur (A) 1 - 1
    12 02.05.1936 Division Two (old) Bradford City (A) 0 - 2
    13 31.08.1936 Division Two (old) Bradford Park Avenue (H) 5 - 0
    14 05.09.1936 Division Two (old) Blackburn Rovers (A) 0 - 0
    15 09.09.1936 Division Two (old) Bradford Park Avenue (A) 2 - 1
    16 12.09.1936 Division Two (old) Bury (H) 0 - 3
    17 14.09.1936 Division Two (old) Tottenham Hotspur (A) 2 - 4
    18 26.09.1936 Division Two (old) West Ham United (A) 1 - 4
    19 03.10.1936 Division Two (old) Norwich City (H) 2 - 2
    20 31.10.1936 Division Two (old) Fulham (H) 2 - 0
    21 12.12.1936 Division Two (old) Chesterfield (H) 3 - 1
    22 01.01.1937 Division Two (old) Sheffield United (A) 1 - 3
    23 02.01.1937 Division Two (old) Blackburn Rovers (H) 1 - 0
    24 05.02.1938 Division One (old) Brentford (A) 1 - 1
    25 12.02.1938 Division One (old) Bolton Wanderers (H) 1 - 1
    26 09.03.1938 Division One (old) Preston North End (A) 0 - 0
    27 12.03.1938 Division One (old) Leeds United (A) 2 - 0
    28 19.03.1938 Division One (old) Portsmouth (H) 3 - 3 1
    29 02.04.1938 Division One (old) Middlesbrough (H) 0 - 1
    30 09.04.1938 Division One (old) Chelsea (A) 1 - 4
    31 15.04.1938 Division One (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 1 - 10
    32 16.04.1938 Division One (old) Grimsby Town (H) 1 - 0
    33 18.04.1938 Division One (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 1 - 1 1
    34 23.04.1938 Division One (old) Stoke City (A) 2 - 1
    35 30.04.1938 Division One (old) Charlton Athletic (H) 1 - 0
    36 07.05.1938 Division One (old) Birmingham City (H) 1 - 4
    37 01.10.1938 Division One (old) Leeds United (A) 2 - 8
    38 08.10.1938 Division One (old) Liverpool (H) 2 - 2
    39 15.10.1938 Division One (old) Sunderland (H) 0 - 2
    40 07.01.1939 FA Cup 3 Stoke City (H) 1 - 1
    41 11.01.1939 FA Cup 3 rep Stoke City (A) 2 - 1
    42 14.01.1939 Division One (old) Preston North End (A) 1 - 2
    43 28.01.1939 Division One (old) Bolton Wanderers (A) 0 - 4
    44 04.02.1939 Division One (old) Leeds United (H) 2 - 0
    45 09.02.1939 Division One (old) Charlton Athletic (H) 1 - 5
    46 04.03.1939 Division One (old) Liverpool (A) 1 - 1
    47 08.03.1939 Division One (old) Everton (A) 0 - 4
    48 11.03.1939 Division One (old) Huddersfield Town (H) 0 - 1
    49 15.04.1939 Division One (old) Derby County (A) 1 - 1
    50 22.04.1939 Division One (old) Grimsby Town (H) 0 - 2
  • Wartime

    LeagueTotal
    Season Apps Gls Apps Gls
    1939-4010-10-
    Total10-10-
  • Transfers

    Club Fee Date
    IN  Heart of Midlothian £950 May 1934
Player 208 of 1144 ordered a-z

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