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Willie Telfer

All time most appearances

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26-10-1925, Larkhall
12-11-1995
August 1943, from Burnbank Athletic
14-08-1943 V Queens Park (Hampden Park) 3-1
01-11-1947 V Partick Thistle (Love Street) 3-1
505
33
To Rangers, November 1957

It was as a full-back that Saints signed William Douglas Telfer from Burnbank Athletic in August 1943.
He made his debut at the start of the 1943-44 season, but it was not to be until the following season that he moved into the centre of defence and began to show the qualities that would make him a legend in the history of St Mirren.
Once established in the centre half role, he became a truly dominant player clocking up over 500 competitive appearances in the stripes.
He soon became the team captain and led by example, even playing the occasional game up front where he found the net on 33 occasions.

 

Season

Games

Goals

1943-44
30
0
1944-45
37
0
1945-46
15
0
1946-47
31
0
1947-48
38
1
1948-49
37
0
1949-50
35
0
1950-51
38
3
1951-52
37
2
1952-53
36
4
1953-54
34
8
1954-55
36
6
1955-56
47
5
1956-57
38
2
1957-58
16
2

 

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