William 'Willie' Penman William 'Willie' Penman
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William 'Willie' Penman

Former Walsall, Rangers, Newcastle United, Swindon Town, Dundalk and Seattle Sounders inside forward Willie Penman has died at the age of 78.
We are saddened to learn of the passing of former Walsall, Rangers, Newcastle United, Swindon Town, Dundalk and Seattle Sounders midfielder Willie Penman, who has died at the age of 78.

William Salmond Thomson Penman was born in East Wemyss, Fife on Monday, 7th August 1939. Operating as an inside forward, Willie began his career as an apprentice with St. Andrews United before turning professional in 1960 with Scottish giants Rangers. After making just three league appearances for the Gers Willie went on to join Newcastle United in 1962, where he would make over sixty appearances over the next four years.

Willie joined Swindon Town for £10,000 in 1966. He remained with the County Ground side for four years nearly, reaching a century of appearances. After leaving the Robins, with whom he won the League Cup with in 1968/69, Willie joined Walsall  and would go on to make 123 league appearances between 1970 and 1973, scoring six goals in the process.

He would later go on to manage at Cheltenham Town in 1973 before joining North American Soccer League (NASL) side Seattle Sounders in 1974.

We would like to pass on our sincere condolences to Willie's family, friends and fans during this sad time.
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