Billy McKinlay

Date of birth22 April 1969
Place of birthGlasgow
NationalityScottish
Weight73 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionMidfielder

A Scottish international with well over 300 club appearances behind him, after recovering from a long-term groin injury, Billy found himself unable to get into the Blackburn Rovers line-up at the beginning of 2000-01.

In October, he joined Leicester City on loan. Unfortunately his only appearance for the Foxes was in the nightmare home defeat by First Division Crystal Palace in the Worthington Cup when he had little chance to impress on a generally lacklustre evening.

He subsequently moved on to Premiership strugglers Bradford City in another loan deal, becoming new manager Jim Jeffries' first signing.

A tough-tackling, no-nonsense midfielder, he went straight into the side and enjoyed a decent run of action until his groin problem flared up again in early February and he made just one more first-team appearance for the Bantams.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Hamilton Thistle 01 Jul 1984 24 Jun 1985
Dundee United 24 Jun 1985 14 Oct 1995
Blackburn Rovers 14 Oct 1995 24 Nov 2000
Leicester City 27 Oct 2000 05 Nov 2000 L
Bradford City 24 Nov 2000 30 Jun 2001
Preston North End 25 Sep 2001 30 Sep 2001
Clydebank 27 Nov 2001 30 Jun 2002
Leicester City 09 Aug 2002 30 Jun 2004
Fulham 09 Jul 2004 30 Jun 2005

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1995-96 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 1
1
1995-96 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 1
1995-96 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 13
6
2
5
1
1996-97 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 2
1
1996-97 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 23
2
1
10
1997-98 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 3
1997-98 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 2
1
1997-98 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 26
4
8
1998-99 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 1
1998-99 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 1
1
1998-99 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 14
2
3
1998-99 Blackburn Rovers UEFA Cup 1
2000-01 Bradford City FA Cup 1
2000-01 Bradford City Premier League 10
1
4
2000-01 Leicester City League Cup 1
2001-02 Clydebank Scottish Division 2 8
2
1
2001-02 Clydebank Scottish FA Cup 1
1
2002-03 Leicester City FA Cup 2
2002-03 Leicester City League Cup
1
1
2002-03 Leicester City League Division 1 29
8
1
9
2003-04 Leicester City FA Cup 2
2003-04 Leicester City League Cup 1
2003-04 Leicester City Premier League 15
1
5
2004-05 Fulham League Cup 1
2004-05 Fulham Premier League 1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
21 Oct 1995 West Ham United v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League
08 Nov 1995 Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers L 1-0 Premier League
29 Nov 1995 Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers L 2-1 League Cup 4th round
09 Dec 1995 Coventry City v Blackburn Rovers L 5-0 Premier League
23 Dec 1995 Wimbledon v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League
30 Dec 1995 Blackburn Rovers v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-1 Premier League
01 Jan 1996 Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 Premier League
06 Jan 1996 Ipswich Town v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
16 Jan 1996 Blackburn Rovers v Ipswich Town L 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round replay
20 Jan 1996 Blackburn Rovers v Sheffield Wednesday W 3-0 Premier League
03 Feb 1996 Blackburn Rovers v Bolton Wanderers W 3-1 Premier League
10 Feb 1996 Manchester United v Blackburn Rovers L 1-0 Premier League
24 Feb 1996 Blackburn Rovers v Liverpool L 2-3 Premier League
28 Feb 1996 Aston Villa v Blackburn Rovers L 2-0 Premier League
02 Mar 1996 Manchester City v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League
13 Mar 1996 Blackburn Rovers v Leeds United W 1-0 Premier League
16 Mar 1996 Tottenham Hotspur v Blackburn Rovers W 2-3 Premier League
30 Mar 1996 Blackburn Rovers v Everton L 0-3 Premier League
13 Apr 1996 Nottingham Forest v Blackburn Rovers W 1-5 Premier League
17 Apr 1996 Blackburn Rovers v Wimbledon W 3-2 Premier League
27 Apr 1996 Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League
05 May 1996 Chelsea v Blackburn Rovers W 2-3 Premier League
14 Sep 1996 Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers L 2-1 Premier League
28 Sep 1996 Coventry City v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 Premier League
26 Oct 1996 West Ham United v Blackburn Rovers L 2-1 Premier League
03 Nov 1996 Blackburn Rovers v Liverpool W 3-0 Premier League
16 Nov 1996 Blackburn Rovers v Chelsea D 1-1 Premier League
25 Nov 1996 Nottingham Forest v Blackburn Rovers D 2-2 Premier League
30 Nov 1996 Blackburn Rovers v Southampton W 2-1 Premier League
07 Dec 1996 Leicester City v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League
14 Dec 1996 Wimbledon v Blackburn Rovers L 1-0 Premier League
26 Dec 1996 Blackburn Rovers v Newcastle United W 1-0 Premier League
28 Dec 1996 Derby County v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 Premier League
01 Jan 1997 Everton v Blackburn Rovers W 0-2 Premier League
04 Jan 1997 Blackburn Rovers v Port Vale W 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
01 Feb 1997 Blackburn Rovers v West Ham United W 2-1 Premier League
15 Feb 1997 Blackburn Rovers v Coventry City L 1-2 FA Cup 4th round
22 Feb 1997 Liverpool v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 Premier League
11 Mar 1997 Blackburn Rovers v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 Premier League
15 Mar 1997 Blackburn Rovers v Wimbledon W 3-1 Premier League
19 Mar 1997 Middlesbrough v Blackburn Rovers L 2-1 Premier League
22 Mar 1997 Blackburn Rovers v Aston Villa L 0-2 Premier League
07 Apr 1997 Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 Premier League
12 Apr 1997 Blackburn Rovers v Manchester United L 2-3 Premier League
19 Apr 1997 Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League
22 Apr 1997 Blackburn Rovers v Sheffield Wednesday W 4-1 Premier League
03 May 1997 Southampton v Blackburn Rovers L 2-0 Premier League
08 May 1997 Blackburn Rovers v Middlesbrough D 0-0 Premier League
11 May 1997 Blackburn Rovers v Leicester City L 2-4 Premier League
09 Aug 1997 Blackburn Rovers v Derby County W 1-0 Premier League
13 Aug 1997 Aston Villa v Blackburn Rovers W 0-4 Premier League
23 Aug 1997 Blackburn Rovers v Liverpool D 1-1 Premier League
25 Aug 1997 Blackburn Rovers v Sheffield Wednesday W 7-2 Premier League
20 Sep 1997 Tottenham Hotspur v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 Premier League
24 Sep 1997 Leicester City v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League
30 Sep 1997 Preston North End v Blackburn Rovers L 1-0
Agg: 1-6
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
04 Oct 1997 Wimbledon v Blackburn Rovers W 0-1 Premier League
15 Oct 1997 Chelsea v Blackburn Rovers L 1-1 (1-4) League Cup 3rd round
18 Oct 1997 Blackburn Rovers v Southampton W 1-0 Premier League
25 Oct 1997 Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League
01 Nov 1997 Barnsley v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League
08 Nov 1997 Blackburn Rovers v Everton W 3-2 Premier League
22 Nov 1997 Blackburn Rovers v Chelsea W 1-0 Premier League
30 Nov 1997 Manchester United v Blackburn Rovers L 4-0 Premier League
06 Dec 1997 Blackburn Rovers v Bolton Wanderers W 3-1 Premier League
13 Dec 1997 Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers W 1-3 Premier League
20 Dec 1997 Blackburn Rovers v West Ham United W 3-0 Premier League
26 Dec 1997 Sheffield Wednesday v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 Premier League
17 Jan 1998 Blackburn Rovers v Aston Villa W 5-0 Premier League
26 Jan 1998 Sheffield Wednesday v Blackburn Rovers W 0-3 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 1998 Liverpool v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 Premier League
07 Feb 1998 Blackburn Rovers v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-3 Premier League
14 Feb 1998 West Ham United v Blackburn Rovers D 2-2 FA Cup 5th round
21 Feb 1998 Southampton v Blackburn Rovers L 3-0 Premier League
25 Feb 1998 Blackburn Rovers v West Ham United L 1-1 (4-5) FA Cup 5th round replay
14 Mar 1998 Everton v Blackburn Rovers L 1-0 Premier League
31 Mar 1998 Blackburn Rovers v Barnsley W 2-1 Premier League
06 Apr 1998 Blackburn Rovers v Manchester United L 1-3 Premier League
11 Apr 1998 Bolton Wanderers v Blackburn Rovers L 2-1 Premier League
13 Apr 1998 Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal L 1-4 Premier League
18 Apr 1998 West Ham United v Blackburn Rovers L 2-1 Premier League
29 Apr 1998 Chelsea v Blackburn Rovers W 0-1 Premier League
02 May 1998 Coventry City v Blackburn Rovers L 2-0 Premier League
10 May 1998 Blackburn Rovers v Newcastle United W 1-0 Premier League
09 Sep 1998 Tottenham Hotspur v Blackburn Rovers L 2-1 Premier League
12 Sep 1998 Sheffield Wednesday v Blackburn Rovers L 3-0 Premier League
21 Sep 1998 Blackburn Rovers v Chelsea L 3-4 Premier League
26 Sep 1998 Everton v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 Premier League
29 Sep 1998 Olympique Lyonnais v Blackburn Rovers D 2-2
Agg: 3-2
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
03 Oct 1998 Blackburn Rovers v West Ham United W 3-0 Premier League
25 Oct 1998 Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal L 1-2 Premier League
28 Oct 1998 Crewe Alexandra v Blackburn Rovers W 0-1 League Cup 3rd round
31 Oct 1998 Wimbledon v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League
05 Dec 1998 Blackburn Rovers v Charlton Athletic W 1-0 Premier League
12 Dec 1998 Blackburn Rovers v Newcastle United D 0-0 Premier League
19 Dec 1998 Nottingham Forest v Blackburn Rovers D 2-2 Premier League
26 Dec 1998 Blackburn Rovers v Aston Villa W 2-1 Premier League
28 Dec 1998 Leicester City v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League
02 Jan 1999 Blackburn Rovers v Charlton Athletic W 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round
09 Jan 1999 Blackburn Rovers v Leeds United W 1-0 Premier League
16 Jan 1999 Derby County v Blackburn Rovers L 1-0 Premier League
06 Feb 1999 Aston Villa v Blackburn Rovers W 1-3 Premier League
06 Apr 1999 Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers L 1-0 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1986-87 Scotland UEFA Under-18 1
1987-88 Scotland World Youth Cup 4
1
1988-89 Scotland UEFA Under-21 2
1
1989-90 Scotland B International
1
1989-90 Scotland UEFA Under-21 3
1
1993-94 Scotland FIFA World Cup 1
1
1993-94 Scotland International Friendly 2
1
1
1994-95 Scotland Kirin Japan Cup 2
1994-95 Scotland UEFA European Championship 3
3
2
1995-96 Scotland International Friendly 1
2
1995-96 Scotland UEFA European Championship
3
1996-97 Scotland FIFA World Cup 1
1
1997-98 Scotland FIFA World Cup
2
1997-98 Scotland International Friendly 5
1998-99 Scotland UEFA European Championship 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
13 Oct 1986 Italy v Scotland L 1-0 UEFA U18 Semi-final
11 Oct 1987 Scotland v East Germany W 2-1 World Youth Cup Group 3
14 Oct 1987 Scotland v Bahrain D 1-1 World Youth Cup Group 3
18 Oct 1987 Scotland v Colombia D 2-2 World Youth Cup Group 3
21 Oct 1987 West Germany v Scotland L 1-1 (3-4) World Youth Cup Quarter-final
13 Sep 1988 Norway v Scotland D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 5
18 Oct 1988 Scotland v Yugoslavia L 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 5
07 Mar 1989 Scotland v France L 2-3 UEFA U21 Group 5
05 Sep 1989 Yugoslavia v Scotland L 4-1 UEFA U21 Group 5
10 Oct 1989 France v Scotland L 3-1 UEFA U21 Group 5
14 Nov 1989 Scotland v Norway W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 5
27 Mar 1990 Scotland v Yugoslavia D 0-0 B INTER
17 Nov 1993 Malta v Scotland W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 1
23 Mar 1994 Scotland v Netherlands L 0-1 International Friendly
20 Apr 1994 Austria v Scotland W 1-2 International Friendly
27 May 1994 Netherlands v Scotland L 3-1 International Friendly
12 Oct 1994 Scotland v Faroe Islands W 5-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
16 Nov 1994 Scotland v Russia D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
18 Dec 1994 Greece v Scotland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
29 Mar 1995 Russia v Scotland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
26 Apr 1995 San Marino v Scotland W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 8
21 May 1995 Japan v Scotland D 0-0 KIRIN JAPAN CUP
24 May 1995 Scotland v Ecuador W 2-1 KIRIN JAPAN CUP
07 Jun 1995 Faroe Islands v Scotland W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 8
06 Sep 1995 Scotland v Finland W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
11 Oct 1995 Sweden v Scotland L 2-0 International Friendly
15 Nov 1995 Scotland v San Marino W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
27 Mar 1996 Scotland v Australia W 1-0 International Friendly
24 Apr 1996 Denmark v Scotland L 2-0 International Friendly
10 Jun 1996 Netherlands v Scotland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
10 Nov 1996 Scotland v Sweden W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
29 Mar 1997 Scotland v Estonia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
11 Oct 1997 Scotland v Latvia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
12 Nov 1997 France v Scotland L 2-1 International Friendly
25 Mar 1998 Scotland v Denmark L 0-1 International Friendly
22 Apr 1998 Scotland v Finland D 1-1 International Friendly
23 May 1998 Scotland v Colombia D 2-2 International Friendly
30 May 1998 USA v Scotland D 0-0 International Friendly
10 Jun 1998 Brazil v Scotland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
10 Oct 1998 Scotland v Estonia W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group 9
14 Oct 1998 Scotland v Faroe Islands W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 9


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.