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Willie McStay
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Personal information
Full name William John McStay
Date of birth 26 November 1961 (1961-11-26) (age 48)
Place of birth    Hamilton, Scotland
Playing position Defender
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1981-1987
1987
1987-1990
1990
1990
1990-1993
Celtic
Huddersfield Town
Notts County
Hartlepool United (loan)
Partick Thistle (loan)
Kilmarnock
67 (2)
09 (0)
45 (1)
03 (0)
05 (0)
29 (0)   
Teams managed
1992-1994
1994-2007
2007-2009
2009-
Sligo Rovers
Celtic Youths
Celtic Reserves
Újpest FC

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

William John "Willie" McStay (born 26 November 1961 Hamilton, Scotland) is a former professional footballer and the current team coach of Újpest FC.[1]

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Career

McStay also played for Celtic from 1979 to 1987. McStay made his debut on 2 April 1983 when he came on as a sub in Celtic's 3-1 home win over Motherwell and went on to make 65 league appearances, including 10 as a substitute, scoring two goals. McStay transferred to Huddersfield Town in March 1987 and later played for Notts County and Hartlepool United.[2]

Coaching career

McStay was player/manager at Sligo Rovers from 1992 to 1994 and lead them to a historic treble, when they won the 1993-94 First Division, First Division Shield and the FAI Cup. In 1994, the Scot left Sligo just before the start of the new season after being approached by Celtic to become their youth team coach.[3]

McStay worked as the head coach of Celtic Reserves until July 2009, before he left the club to take up the role as manager of Újpest FC in Budapest, Hungary. His assistant at Celtic was and at Újpest is Joe McBride.[4]

Personal

Willie is the brother of former Celtic and Scotland legend Paul McStay.

References


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