Football, Football player
1930 – 2007
Who was Willie Cunningham?
Born in Antrim, he signed for St. Mirren in 1950 and played there until 1954 when he left for Leicester City. He joined Dunfermline Athletic in 1960 and was a member of the Scottish Cup-winning team which beat Celtic 2-0 in 1961. After retiring from playing, he went into management with Dunfermline Athletic and Falkirk. He returned to manage St. Mirren in 1972, but resigned in 1974 for personal reasons. Before leaving, he recommended Alex Ferguson as his successor.
He died, aged 77, at the end of August 2007.
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- Feb 20, 1930
- Northern Ireland
- Aug 31, 2007
on July 23, 2013
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