Billy McClure
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Billy McClure

Billy McClure
Personal information
Date of birth (1958-01-04) 4 January 1958 (age 62)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974-1977 Liverpool 8 (2)
1977 Persepolis 5 (1)
1979-1983 Mount Wellington 80 (29)
1983-1987 Papatoetoe 100 (23)
1988-1997 Mount Wellington
National team
1981-1986 New Zealand 30 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

William James S. M. McClure (born 4 January 1958) more commonly known as Billy McClure, was an association footballer who represented New Zealand.

Club career

He played for Liverpool F.C. Reserves from 1974 to 1977.[1]

In 1977, he became the first foreign player in Iranian Takht-e-Jamshid Professional Soccer League.[2] He made 2 appearances for Tehran's giants Persepolis F.C. and scored one goal. However, he had difficulty making it to the starting lineups so he moved back to England.[3][4] He moved to New Zealand in 1979 and played for Mount Wellington in New Zealand from 1979-1997 with some years in between for Papatoetoe FC.[3][5]

International career

McClure made his full All Whites debut in a 0-0 draw with India on 1 September 1981.[6] Including friendlies he played 45 times for the All Whites,[3] of which 30 appearances were official A-internationals in which he scored 5 goals,[7][8] earning his final cap in a 2-1 win over Fiji on 19 September 1986.[6]

He was a member of the All Whites at the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain .[5][9]


  1. ^ "Liverpool All Time Season Acrchive". Archived from the original on 25 July 2008. Retrieved 2009.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
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  3. ^ a b c "New Zealand Players' Careers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009.
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  5. ^ a b NZ 1982 World Cup Archived 12 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ a b "A-International Lineups". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 2009.
  7. ^ "A-International Appearances - Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Archived from the original on 1 May 2009. Retrieved 2009.
  8. ^ "A-International Scorers - Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Archived from the original on 16 June 2009. Retrieved 2009.
  9. ^ "FIFA World Cup, Spain 1982 - Team = New Zealand". FIFA. Archived from the original on 18 November 2009. Retrieved 2009.

External links

Billy McClure - FIFA competition record

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