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Charlie McGillivray

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Charlie McGillivray
Personal information
Full name Charles McGillivray
Date of birth (1912-07-05)5 July 1912[1]
Place of birth Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland[1]
Date of death 7 November 1986(1986-11-07) (aged 74)
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Position(s) Outside right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
000?–1930 Dreghorn Juniors
1930–1932 Ayr United 44 (19)
1932–1933 Celtic 4 (2)
1933–1934 Manchester United 8 (0)
1934–1938 Motherwell 41 (21)
1938–1944 Dundee 26 (29)
1944–1945 Dundee United
1945–1946 Stirling Albion
Teams managed
1944–1945 Dundee United[1]
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Charles McGillivray (5 July 1912 – 7 November 1986) was a Scottish footballer and manager. His position was inside forward (winger).[2][3]


Having previously played for Manchester United in England,[4] and for Ayr United, Celtic, Motherwell[1] and Dundee in Scotland (followed by several guest spells during World War II), McGillivray was playing for Dundee United when he accepted the offer to become manager in November 1944. The club's youngest ever manager, McGillivray was in charge for eleven months, resigning in late 1945 when it was announced the club were looking for somebody from outside to manage. McGillivray had the misfortune to preside over United's record home defeat (albeit in an unofficial wartime competition), a 9–1 loss to Aberdeen in February 1945.

He became Stirling Albion's player–coach in November 1945, leaving the club at end of the season. He later played five Eastern League games, scoring five times.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 2011-12-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Hibernian Player Charles McGilvray Details". Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  3. ^ John Litster (October 2012). "A Record of pre-war Scottish League Players". Scottish Football Historian magazine. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ "Charles McGillivray – Manchester United Player Profile & Stats". 26 August 1933. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
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