William Henry "Billy" Meredith (30 July 1874 – 19 April 1958) was a Welsh footballer. He was considered one of the early superstars of football due to his performances, notably for Manchester City and Manchester United. He won each domestic trophy in the English football league and also gained 48 caps for Wales, for whom he scored 11 goals. 22 of these international appearances were gained while playing for Manchester City, while 26 were gained while playing for Manchester United. His favoured position was outside right.
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“Oh, where have you been, Billy boy, Billy boy?
Oh, where have you been, charming Billy?
Ive been to seek a wife,
Shes the joy of my life,
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“Love that so desires would fain keep her changeless;
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