Billy Boston MBE


Border Divide


Position: Winger
Wigan Playing Career: 1953-1968
Date of Birth: August 16th 1934
Wigan Debut: 21st November 1953 v Barrow (H)
Last Wigan Match: 27th April 1968 v Wakefield (A – Champ Play Off SF)

Billy was born and raised in Tiger Bay, Cardiff, and signed for Wigan in 1953.

During his 15 year career the Winger scored a record 478 tries in 485 games (plus 2 as a substitute) becoming arguably the best known Wigan player of all time.

He was honoured by the Queen in 1986 and also won the Championship, Challenge Cup three times, the Lancashire League twice, Lancashire Cup and BBC Floodlit Trophy.

Official Partners

Explore Arrow Down