Willie Polland
Personal information
Full name William Polland
Date of birth (1934-07-28)28 July 1934
Place of birth Armadale, Scotland
Date of death 12 February 2010(2010-02-12) (aged 75)
Place of death Scotland
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1961 Raith Rovers 188 (3)
1961–1967 Heart of Midlothian 147 (2)
1967–1970 Raith Rovers 77 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

William Polland (28 July 1934 – 12 February 2010) was a Scottish footballer who played for Raith Rovers and Heart of Midlothian. Polland, a defender, began his career with Raith Rovers in 1955, and played about 200 games for the Kirkcaldy club before he was signed by Hearts in April 1961.[1]

At Hearts, Polland was a member of the team that won the Scottish League Cup in 1962, and the team that lost out of the 1964–65 league title on goal average.[1] In total, he played 221 competitive first-team matches for Hearts before returning to Raith in March 1967, where he spent the remainder of his career.[2] He retired from football in 1970, following Raith's relegation from the top flight.

After football, Polland ran a building firm, and worked as a publican in his hometown Armadale.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Willie Poland obituary, Heart of Midlothian FC official site (12 February 2010). Retrieved 12 February 2010. Archived 29 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Willie Poland, Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database. Retrieved 12 February 2010.