601 Billy Woof

Biography

Forward Billy Woof joined Colin Appleton’s promotion hunting Tigers in October 1982, signing a short term contract and immediately making four appearances – he scored his first goal for City in a 4-1 win over Peterborough in early November. Woof spent the winter months in Hong Kong playing for Happy Valley, when he returned in February 1983 City were challenging a the top of the table. Billy played seven more times and scored goals against Hereford (a 2-0 win in February) and Halifax (a 2-1 win in April). He was not retained in the 1983 close season.

Although born in Gateshead on the southern shores of the River Tyne, William Woof began his footballing career in 1972 as an apprentice at Middlesbrough, signing professional terms in 1974. He spent eight years as a professional at Boro but managed only 54 first team appearances in that time, also spending time on loan at Brighton and Peterborough. He signed for Blyth Spartans in August 1982 but a month later he signed a short term deal for Cardiff City. Despite scoring on his debut for Cardiff he returned north immediately after a dispute and played a couple of games for Gateshead before his switch to Hull City.

Billy returned to Gateshead in August 1983 but by October he was again lured back to senior football, playing in two November 1983 FA Cup ties for Hartlepool United. He later appeared for North Shields, Billingham Synthonia and Norton & Stockton Ancients.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 16 August 1956, Gateshead
Hull City First Game: 23 October 1982, Northampton Town H (Division Four), 26 years, 68 days old
Hull City Final Game: 19 April 1983, York City A (Division Four), 26 years, 246 days old

Clubs

Middlesbrough (1974-1982), Brighton & Hove Albion (1975-1976, loan), Peterborough United (1977, loan), Blyth Spartans (1982), Cardiff City (1982), Gateshead (1982), Hull City (1982), Happy Valley (1982-1983), Hull City (1983), Gateshead (1983), Hartlepool United (1983), North Shields (1984-1985), Billingham Synthonia (1985-1986), Norton & Stockton Ancients (1986-1988)

Hull City Record

Career: 11 apps, 3 goals

Billy Woof
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1982/839 (2)3--------

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