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During his time at Burnley, the club won both the FA Cup
and the
League Championship, won promotion from the
second Division, were runners up in the League, and went
on a record 30 game consecutive undefeated run, all
encapsulating the First World War.

Billy Watson was born in Birkdale, Southport,
and was spotted by Burnley playing for his
home side in 1907, he took his time in
securing the position of left half, but when he
did, he did not relinquish it for over 10 year.
He played his model consistency and was
rewarded with 3 international caps for
England, which would have been more
without the inception of the First World War.

Billy Watson was the only player to play every game of the
Championship winning side of 1920/21. He retired from league
football in 1925, taking up a coaching role at Accrington and then
later at Blackburn, where he also captained the Rovers A side.

After a number of trades including being an ironmonger and
painter, he became a local councillor to his home town. On 01
September 1955, Billy Watson died.
Billy Watson
Name:
William Watson
Born:
Birkdale
Burnley Appearances:
346
Burnley Goals
18
International Caps:
3 England
Other Teams:
Burnley