William Beveridge

Football, Football player

1858 – 1941

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Who was William Beveridge?

William Wightman Beveridge was a Scottish footballer and athlete.

A Scottish athletics sprint champion born in Cumnock, Ayrshire, Beveridge was capped three times by the Scotland national football team between 1879 and 1880 while studying at Glasgow University. He scored one international goal - against Wales in March 1880. He later moved to Edinburgh University to study divinity.

In 1883 he became the Reverend Beveridge and was ordained as a Church of Scotland minister. He lived and worked in Port Glasgow until his retirement in 1927.

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Born
Nov 27, 1858
Nationality
  • Scotland
Died
Jan 20, 1941

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on July 23, 2013

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