Sammy Wilson (footballer, born 1937)

Samuel J. Wilson[1] (born 30 November 1936[2]) was a Northern Irish footballer who played as a forward.

Sammy Wilson
Personal information
Date of birth (1936-11-30) 30 November 1936
Place of birth Dromore, County Down, Northern Ireland
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1954–1956 Crusaders
1956–1963 Glenavon
1963–1965 Falkirk 60 (28)
1965–1968 Dundee 50 (18)
1968–1970 Coleraine
Total 110 (46)
National team
1961–1967 Northern Ireland 12 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Born in Dromore, County Down, Wilson played for Crusaders, Glenavon, Falkirk, Dundee and Coleraine.[1][2] He also earned twelve caps for the Northern Ireland national team.[1][2]

He later became a farmer, auctioneer and estate agent.[1]


  1. "Profile". NIFG. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  2. "Sammy Wilson". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 18 May 2017.

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