David Wilson was a Scottish footballer who played on the outside left side of the field for his country. He was most known for his ten years with Rangers, during which he was a key figure in the club’s early 1960s success.
He was also a manager after being selected 22 times for Scotland’s national team.
Wilson, a native of Newton, a mining community outside of Glasgow, grew up a Rangers fan. Wilson took instruction from former star Alan Morton, who played left wing, during a visit to Ibrox Stadium.
He was rejected by the local Junior team Cambuslang Rangers as a teenager because he was too little, thus he started his career at Baillieston instead.
Rangers signed him in 1956 after he quickly caught their eye. Wilson made his first-team debut on 2 January 1957, two days before his 18th birthday, was selected for European matches against AS Saint-Étienne and AC Milan, and played enough games to earn a League winner’s medal in 1959, but he did not become a fixture in the side until the 1959–60 season.
He also began to score more frequently, with 22 goals in 50 games across all competitions, compared to 8 goals in 51 appearances in his previous three seasons combined.
Rangers won the Scottish Cup and qualified for the European Cup semi-finals.
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Davie Wilson Obituary
David Wilson was a Scottish footballer and he passed away at the age of 85