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William Maxwell
Personal information
Full name William Sturrock Maxwell
Date of birth 21 September 1876
Place of birth    Arbroath, Scotland
Date of death    14 July 1940
Playing position Forward
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
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-
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1895-1900
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1902
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1905-1908
Hearts Strollers
Arbroath
Hearts
Dundee
Stoke
Third Lanark
Sunderland
Millwall Athletic
Bristol City
 ??
??
??
??
153 (74)
??
7 (3)
??
120 (58)   
National team
1897 Scotland 1 (0)
Teams managed
1910–1913
1920–1938
1937-1938
Belgium
Belgium
Cercle Brugge

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

William Sturrock Maxwell (21 September 1876 – 14 July 1940) was a Scottish professional footballer. Born in Arbroath, he played for hometown club Arbroath F.C., Dundee, Heart of Midlothian, Stoke City, Sunderland, Third Lanark and Bristol City. He also gained one cap for the Scotland national team.[1] He finished as the top scorer in the Scottish Football League Division One in the 1901–02 season.[2] He later coached the Belgian national team.[1]

Career

Maxwell Almost signed for Stoke in the summer of 1894. Maxwell was a solicitor's Clerk in Dundee and he wanted the security of a similar position in Stoke-On-Trent. It took a year before he signed for Stoke in the summer 1895. He was 18 at the time and was a great prospect. For six seasons the was a prolific goalscorer for Stoke he also gained a Scotland cap. Stoke, however had financial problems and had to sell Maxwell to Third Lanark for £250 in 1901. Maxwell went on to Sunderland and Bristol City where he continued his career. Maxwell retired in 1909 and moved to Belgium to move in to management.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b Scottish FA
  2. ^ RSSSF
  3. ^ Matthews, Tony: "The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City "(Lion Press, 1994, ISBN 1859831001)
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