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Full Name: Alfred Stanley Williams
Born: 01 May 1919
Came from: Aberdeen Went to: Dundee
First game: 20 August 1949 Last game: 06 May 1950
Appearances: 37 (37/0) Goals: 5
Williams' professional career began with Aberdeen, who he joined in 1937 from Cape Town Railway in his native South Africa. He had been following the Aberdeen side who were touring South Africa, picking up tips from the players, when tragedy struck the club. Their Welsh outside-right, Jackie Benyon, contracted peritonitis and died. However, this led to Williams being invited for a trial and he impressed enough to be offered a contract, the start of a relationship that lasted over 12 years. Williams was the hero of the 1947 Scottish Cup winning side, scoring both goals in the quarter-final win over Dundee, both in the semi-final win over Arbroath and the winner against Hibernian in the final. During the war he guested for Clyde and also won a cap for Scotland in a wartime international against England. After moving to Home Park in 1949, he was a regular in the side at outside-left but was unpopular with the crowd due to his style of play. After just one season he returned to Scotland with Dundee, playing for two more years before retiring.
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