Born: Glasgow, Scotland, 22 April 1969
International caps: 29
International goals: 4
Signed: 12 July 2004 from Leicester City (free transfer)
Fulham debut: Boston United 1-4 Fulham, League Cup, 22 September 2004
Fulham appearances: 3
Fulham goals: 0
Sold: Retired, 31 May 2005; joined Fulham’s coaching staff.
Veteran Scottish midfielder Billy McKinlay joined Fulham in the summer of 2004 largely as an extra body for the club’s reserve team squad with a view to moving into coaching. He made three first-team appearances for Fulham before retiring the following summer, making his debut in September’s 4-1 win at Boston United in the League Cup, coming off the bench as the Whites beat Southampton 1-0 at Craven Cottage and in a 2-0 defeat at Crystal Palace. McKinlay swiftly transitioned into coaching, taking over the running of the reserve team and filling in various academy roles before becoming part of Martin Jol’s backroom staff. He left Fulham shortly after Jol was sacked in December 2013 and is current assistant manager at West Ham.