Fallon, Willie

Birth Date

14th January 1912


Killarney, County Kerry



Biographical Text

Brother of Peter who appeared for the Grecians between 1947 and 1953, Republic of Ireland international Willie Fallon made eight league appearances for Exeter City in 1947/48 having signed from Notts County. Later playing for non-league Peterborough, he had been with Notts County and Sheffield Wednesday before the war. 

Going on to represent the League of Ireland on nine occasions and (the Republic of) Ireland five times Willie commenced his career with Dolphin before signing for Notts County in February 1934. Making 120 league appearances for the Meadow Lane club - and scoring 20 goals - he was then transferred to Sheffield Wednesday in March 1938 where he scored 12 times in 44 league outings. Returning to Ireland, he played for Dundalk before rejoining Notts County in 1946 ahead of a June 1947 move to Exeter City.   

Now thirty-five Willie made his Exeter debut against Reading in August 1947 but made just eight appearances before switching to Peterborough United in 1948. 

He died in Nottingham in 1989.







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