As part of the Scottish team, Wilson played in 373 matches and scored 158 goals. With the Rangers, he won more than ten trophies at the national level, and also reached the first ever Cup Winners’ Cup final.
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Glasgow Rangers legend Davey Wilson has died at the age of 86. About it reported club press office.
Management, players and team staff expressed their condolences to Wilson’s family and friends.
How informs The Guardian, in August last year, the Wilson family said that the former athlete was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
Wilson is a native of the mining village of Newton, located near Glasgow. As a child, he supported the Rangers. During one of the trips to the Ibrox Stadium, club legend Alan Morton advised the young Wilson to train and replace him as a left winger. Subsequently, Wilson acted in this position.
He became a Rangers player in 1956. He spent 11 seasons with the team, playing in 373 matches and scoring 158 goals. As part of the club, he became a four-time Scottish champion, the owner of five Scottish Cups and two Scottish League Cups. In 1961, he reached the final of the first-ever Cup Winners’ Cup with the team, where the Rangers lost to the Italian Fiorentina (0:2, 1:2).
In 1967, he moved to Dundee United, and four years later he became a Dumbarton player, where he ended his playing career and began his coaching career. In total, he worked at the club as a coach for eight years. He also coached Kilmarnock and Queen of the South. He made 22 appearances for Scotland and scored 10 goals.