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PersonalFullname: William Garner
aka: Willie Garner
Born: 24 July 1955
Birthplace: Denny, Falkirk
Signed: 1 July 1981
Left: 30 Nov 1982 (to Alloa)
First game: Saint Mirren 1-3 home 8 August 1981 league cup
Last game: Hibernian 0-1 away 24 October 1981 league
BiogSigned from Aberdeen for £60,000 in July 1981, Willie Garner was brought to Parkhead as defensive cover after Billy McNeill had surprisingly allowed the experienced Roddy MacDonald to join Hearts in a £50,000 deal.
The no-nonsense defender made his first team debut in a 3-1 League Cup defeat at home to St Mirren on August 8th and had the severe misfortune to score two own goals in the defeat. However first team outings were a rare occurrence for Willie after he played in the 1-0 defeat at Easter Road on October 24th 1981 and with the emergence of young centre half David Moyes Willie eventually signed for Alloa in November 1982 after an earlier loan spell at the club.
Willie won an unusual medal in November 1981 when he was part of the young Celtic side who won the Daily Express 5 a side tournament at Wembley arena by beating some stiff opposition in Ipswich, Manchester United and Southampton.
The Denny-born centre-half made three Celtic first team appearances.
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