Bill Masson Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: William Colman Masson
  • Born: November 6th, 1914 (Catterline)
  • Died: 1998 (Dundee)
  • Height: 5' 10
  • Position: Centre Half
  • Signed: November 6th, 1933
  • First Manager: Willie Reid
  • Career Totals: 79 appearances, 1 goals
  • Also Played For: Dundee, Falkirk, Montrose, Raith Rovers


Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1935-36 17 0 0 0 35.3% 23.5% 41.2%
1934-35 38 1 0 0 52.6% 18.4% 28.9%
1933-34 24 0 0 0 29.2% 16.7% 54.2%
Totals: 79 (0) 1


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 01/02/36 Division Two vs. Alloa Athletic (H) 4 - 0
 18/01/36 Division Two vs. Raith Rovers (H) 4 - 3
 04/01/36 Division Two vs. East Fife (A) 3 - 4
 02/01/36 Division Two vs. Brechin City (H) 2 - 2
 01/01/36 Division Two vs. Morton (A) 1 - 4

 Recent First Team Goals
 12/01/35 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (A) 1 - 5

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 12/01/35 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (A)  1 - 5

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 01/02/36 Division Two vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  4 - 0
 18/01/36 Division Two vs. Raith Rovers (H)  4 - 3
 04/01/36 Division Two vs. East Fife (A)  3 - 4
 02/01/36 Division Two vs. Brechin City (H)  2 - 2
 01/01/36 Division Two vs. Morton (A)  1 - 4
 21/12/35 Division Two vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 6
 07/12/35 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A)  3 - 2
 30/11/35 Division Two vs. Montrose (A)  2 - 3
 23/11/35 Division Two vs. Edinburgh City (H)  4 - 1
 26/10/35 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  0 - 7
 21/09/35 Division Two vs. St Mirren (H)  1 - 2
 14/09/35 Division Two vs. Raith Rovers (A)  1 - 1
 07/09/35 Division Two vs. Falkirk (H)  3 - 1
 31/08/35 Division Two vs. Brechin City (A)  1 - 2
 24/08/35 Division Two vs. King's Park (H)  1 - 1
 17/08/35 Division Two vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  3 - 2
 10/08/35 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (H)  2 - 2
 20/04/35 Division Two vs. Leith Athletic (A)  0 - 4
 12/04/35 Division Two vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  2 - 3
 30/03/35 Division Two vs. East Stirling (H)  4 - 0
 23/03/35 Division Two vs. Montrose (A)  1 - 2
 16/03/35 Division Two vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  8 - 0
 09/03/35 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A)  2 - 1
 02/03/35 Division Two vs. Raith Rovers (A)  3 - 0
 27/02/35 3rd Round Replay vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 4
 23/02/35 3rd Round vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 2
 16/02/35 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (H)  3 - 3
 09/02/35 2nd Round vs. Queen's Park (H)  6 - 3
 02/02/35 Division Two vs. Arbroath (A)  2 - 2
 26/01/35 1st Round vs. Fraserburgh (A)  6 - 2
 19/01/35 Division Two vs. Forfar Athletic (H)  5 - 3
 12/01/35 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (A)  1 - 5
 05/01/35 Division Two vs. East Fife (H)  4 - 0
 01/01/35 Division Two vs. Morton (H)  4 - 1
 29/12/34 Division Two vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  3 - 3
 22/12/34 Division Two vs. Brechin City (H)  9 - 2
 15/12/34 Division Two vs. Edinburgh City (A)  8 - 2
 08/12/34 Division Two vs. King's Park (H)  2 - 1
 28/11/34 Division Two vs. Edinburgh City (H)  9 - 6
 24/11/34 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  0 - 1
 17/11/34 Division Two vs. Leith Athletic (H)  2 - 2
 10/11/34 Division Two vs. East Fife (A)  1 - 1
 03/11/34 Division Two vs. Arbroath (H)  3 - 2
 27/10/34 Division Two vs. Brechin City (A)  8 - 0
 20/10/34 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  0 - 2
 13/10/34 Division Two vs. Third Lanark (H)  0 - 2
 06/10/34 Division Two vs. Morton (A)  3 - 3
 29/09/34 Division Two vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  2 - 0
 22/09/34 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (A)  0 - 1
 15/09/34 Division Two vs. Montrose (H)  4 - 3
 08/09/34 Division Two vs. King's Park (A)  1 - 3
 01/09/34 Division Two vs. Raith Rovers (H)  4 - 0
 25/08/34 Division Two vs. Third Lanark (A)  0 - 5
 18/08/34 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (H)  5 - 2
 11/08/34 Division Two vs. Forfar Athletic (A)  2 - 0
 28/04/34 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (H)  2 - 3
 21/04/34 Division Two vs. Raith Rovers (H)  5 - 2
 07/04/34 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A)  1 - 1
 31/03/34 Division Two vs. Forfar Athletic (A)  1 - 4
 24/03/34 Division Two vs. Dunfermline (A)  0 - 1
 17/03/34 Division Two vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  0 - 2
 10/03/34 Division Two vs. Leith Athletic (H)  5 - 2
 03/03/34 Division Two vs. King's Park (H)  8 - 1
 10/02/34 Division Two vs. Edinburgh City (A)  1 - 2
 27/01/34 Division Two vs. Arbroath (A)  2 - 4
 20/01/34 1st Round vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  2 - 4
 13/01/34 Division Two vs. Brechin City (H)  0 - 1
 06/01/34 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (H)  4 - 1
 01/01/34 Division Two vs. Morton (A)  3 - 4
 30/12/33 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (H)  4 - 4
 23/12/33 Division Two vs. East Fife (A)  1 - 5
 16/12/33 Division Two vs. Arbroath (H)  4 - 4
 09/12/33 Division Two vs. Leith Athletic (A)  5 - 1
 02/12/33 Division Two vs. Raith Rovers (A)  1 - 4
 18/11/33 Division Two vs. Edinburgh City (H)  9 - 3
 11/11/33 Division Two vs. Montrose (H)  1 - 2
 04/11/33 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (A)  3 - 4
 28/10/33 Division Two vs. Dunfermline (H)  4 - 2
 23/09/33 Division Two vs. East Stirling (H)  2 - 2


Biography


Hailing from Johnshaven, Bill spent his youth football days with Whifflet Emerald before playing junior football with Carluke Rovers. He had already spent time on trial with St Johnstone in the Alliance league while still playing for Carluke when he made his first appearances for United as a trialist during the first half of the 1933-34 season. He later signed terms with United and went on to play for the rest of the season and was retained at the end of 1933-34. He was an ever present in the side in 1934-35 but featured less frequently in the season that followed before he was released to join Montrose in April 1936.

A fit and athletic sportsman throughout his career, in his profession he was noted as a "burly gymnastic instructor" who completed his studies at Jordanhill College in Glasgow while playing for United. He was equally proficient at tennis, having played in several regional competitions. In his later years he was also noted for his rugby skills. He later played for Dundee before the advent of WW2.

After the war and having retired as a player after a brief return to Montrose, he was appointed as superintendent of physical education in Angus and also became a member of Scottish FA coaching committee. In later life, he became physical training director for Dundee schools.





Debut

September 23rd, 1933
East Stirlingshire 2 - 2 Dundee United

League (Division Two)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth

    Bill was born on this date in Catterline.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Hailing from Johnshaven, Bill spent his youth football days with Whifflet Emerald before playing junior football with Carluke Rovers. He had already spent time on trial with St Johnstone in the Alliance league while still playing for Carluke when he made his first appearances for United as a trialist during the first half of the 1933-34 season. He later signed terms with United and went on to play for the rest of the season and was retained at the end of 1933-34. He was an ever present in the side in 1934-35 but featured less frequently in the season that followed before he was released to join Montrose in April 1936.