William Augustine Whelan (1 April 1935 – 6 February 1958), also known as Billy Whelan or Liam Whelan, was an Irish footballer and one of the eight Manchester United players who were killed in the Munich air disaster. He was 22 years old when he died. Whelan was born in Dublin. He came from a large family; his father John had died in 1943, when Whelan was eight years old. He was not a confident flyer and just before the aeroplane took off from Munich, he was heard to say: "Well, if this is the time, then I’m ready." Whelan began his career with Home Farm before joining Manchester United.

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  • William Augustine Whelan (1 April 1935 – 6 February 1958), also known as Billy Whelan or Liam Whelan, was an Irish footballer and one of the eight Manchester United players who were killed in the Munich air disaster. He was 22 years old when he died. Whelan was born in Dublin. He came from a large family; his father John had died in 1943, when Whelan was eight years old. He was not a confident flyer and just before the aeroplane took off from Munich, he was heard to say: "Well, if this is the time, then I’m ready." Whelan began his career with Home Farm before joining Manchester United. He made 98 first-team appearances in four seasons at United, scoring 52 goals. He was United's top scorer in the 1956-57 season, scoring 26 goals in the First Division and 33 in all competitions as United won their second successive league title and reached the semi-finals of the European Cup and FA Cup. He had previously played for Irish club Home Farm, and was capped four times for the Republic of Ireland national team, but unfortunately did not score. His brother John played for Shamrock Rovers and Drumcondra F.C.. On 8 December 2006 the railway bridge on Fassaugh Road/Dowth Avenue junction in Cabra, Dublin 7 close to Dalymount Park was renamed in his honour. The campaign to have the bridge renamed was initiated and organised by members of the Cabra, GAA club, Naomh Fionbarra (Irish language spelling) (St. Finbarr's) and sanctioned by Dublin City Council in early 2006. It is close to St. Attracta Road, the street in which he was born. The unveiling ceremony was performed by Whelan's Manchester United team mate at the time of the aircrash, Sir Bobby Charlton. On 4 February 2008, the Irish national postal body An Post issued a 55c postage stamp for the 50th anniversary of the Munich air disaster showing a photo of Liam Whelan. Whelan is buried in Glasnevin Cemetery. (en)
  • بيلي ويلان (بالإنجليزية: Billy Whelan) مواليد 1 أبريل 1935 في دبلن، مقاطعة دبلن، الدولة الأيرلندية الحرة - الوفاة 6 فبراير 1958 في ميونخ، كان لاعب كرة قدم إنجليزي كان أحد ضحايا كارثة ميونخ الجوية. (ar)
  • William Augustine Whelan, né le 1er avril 1935 et mort le 6 février 1958, également connu comme Billy Whelan ou Liam Whelan, était un footballeur irlandais et est l'un des huit joueurs de Manchester United qui ont été tués dans la catastrophe aérienne de Munich. (fr)
  • È deceduto nel disastro aereo di Monaco di Baviera, all'età di 22 anni, insieme ad altri sette calciatori del Manchester United. (it)
  • Liam Whelan (ur. 1 kwietnia 1935, zm. 6 lutego 1958) - irlandzki piłkarz. Zginął w katastrofie lotniczej w Monachium. Miał 22 lata. (pl)
  • William Augustine Whelan, mais conhecido como Liam Whelan ou Billy Whelan (Dublin, 1 de abril de 1935 –– Munique, 6 de fevereiro de 1958), foi um futebolista irlandês que atuava como atacante. Whelan foi um dos oito jogadores que faleceram em virtude do desastre aéreo de Munique. Whelan iniciou sua carreira atuando nas categorias de base do tradicional Home Farm, clube local de seu país. E foi atuando pelo clube que seu desempenho chamou a atenção do olheiro à época do Manchester United, Billy Behan, que o recomendou ao então treinador do clube, Matt Busby, dizendo que havia encontrado uma jóia rara. Whelan assinou então, em 1 de maio de 1953 seu primeiro contrato com o clube inglês. Sua trajetória no clube, no entanto, se iniciou nas categorias juvenis. Seu desempenho nas categorias, juntamente com o de outros jovens atletas, que mais tarde seriam conhecidos como os Busby Babes, renderam ao clube três títulos consecutivos da tradicional FA Youth Cup. Sua estreia na equipe principal ocorreu em 26 de março de 1955, contra o Preston North End, que terminou derrotado por 2 x 0. O primeiro gol não tardaria, acontecendo na partida seguinte, contra o Sheffield United, onde Liam marcou o segundo na vitória por 5 x 0. Essa partida também foi a primeira disputada por Liam no Old Trafford. A primeira temporada completa de Whelan pela equipe, a de 1955/56, terminou com a conquista de seu primeiro título inglês. Billy, apesar de ter terminado o restante da anterior antuando com certa regularidade, particiou de apenas catorze partidas, anotando quatro tentos. Na segunda, no entanto, que terminou com o bicampeonato, Whelan "estorou", sendo responsável por 26 gols no campeonato, um quarto dos gols marcandos pelo Manchester. Nessa mesma temporada marcou seu primeiro hat-trick (três gols), contra o Burnley. A partida terminou 3 x 1. A temporada seguinte, sua última, começaria de forma sensacional, marcando outro hat-trick, desta vez contra o Leicester City, e mais oito vezes nas partidas seguintes. Apesar disso, perdeu seu lugar na equipe para Bobby Charlton, tendo disputado sua última partida em 14 de dezembro de 1957. Mesmo não participando das últimas partidas, Whelan viajava com o elenco para a disputa das mesma, incluindo uma disputada na extinta Iugoslávia, que acabaria sendo fatal para o jovem atleta. Voltando para casa de Belgrado, após assegurar a classificação para as semifinais da Copa dos Campeões, contra o Estrela Vermelha, após empate em 3 x 3, o avião que o transportava, além de seus companheiros e outros passageiros, caiu ao decolar após uma parada para reabastecimento em Munique, Alemanha. Whelan, assim como outros sete companheiros, morreram em virtude do desastre. Ao todo, durante seu período atuando pelo clube, marcou 52 vezes nas 98 partidas que disputou. (pt)
  • Уи́льям О́гастин Уи́лан (англ. William Augustine Whelan; 1 апреля 1935, Дублин, Ирландия — 6 февраля 1958, Мюнхен, ФРГ), более известный как Ли́ам Уи́лан (англ. Liam Whelan) или Би́лли Уи́лан — ирландский футболист, нападающий. Выступал за английский клуб «Манчестер Юнайтед». Был одним из «малышей Басби», с которыми выиграл два чемпионских титула Первого дивизиона. Погиб 6 февраля 1958 года в Мюнхенской авиакатастрофе. По сведениям очевидцев, непосредственно перед тем, как самолёт врезался в ангар и загорелся, Уилан произнёс фразу: «Если это конец, то я готов к нему». (ru)
  • 比利·维兰(Liam "Billy" Whelan,1935年4月1日-1958年2月6日),是一名已经逝世的爱尔兰职业足球运动员,职业生涯仅效力于曼联,司职内锋(Inside Forward),共上场98次攻入52球,进球率相当高,并入选了爱尔兰国家队。但是他与其它7名曼联球员都在慕尼黑空难中遇难,时年仅22岁。 (zh)
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  • بيلي ويلان (بالإنجليزية: Billy Whelan) مواليد 1 أبريل 1935 في دبلن، مقاطعة دبلن، الدولة الأيرلندية الحرة - الوفاة 6 فبراير 1958 في ميونخ، كان لاعب كرة قدم إنجليزي كان أحد ضحايا كارثة ميونخ الجوية. (ar)
  • William Augustine Whelan, né le 1er avril 1935 et mort le 6 février 1958, également connu comme Billy Whelan ou Liam Whelan, était un footballeur irlandais et est l'un des huit joueurs de Manchester United qui ont été tués dans la catastrophe aérienne de Munich. (fr)
  • È deceduto nel disastro aereo di Monaco di Baviera, all'età di 22 anni, insieme ad altri sette calciatori del Manchester United. (it)
  • Liam Whelan (ur. 1 kwietnia 1935, zm. 6 lutego 1958) - irlandzki piłkarz. Zginął w katastrofie lotniczej w Monachium. Miał 22 lata. (pl)
  • Уи́льям О́гастин Уи́лан (англ. William Augustine Whelan; 1 апреля 1935, Дублин, Ирландия — 6 февраля 1958, Мюнхен, ФРГ), более известный как Ли́ам Уи́лан (англ. Liam Whelan) или Би́лли Уи́лан — ирландский футболист, нападающий. Выступал за английский клуб «Манчестер Юнайтед». Был одним из «малышей Басби», с которыми выиграл два чемпионских титула Первого дивизиона. Погиб 6 февраля 1958 года в Мюнхенской авиакатастрофе. По сведениям очевидцев, непосредственно перед тем, как самолёт врезался в ангар и загорелся, Уилан произнёс фразу: «Если это конец, то я готов к нему». (ru)
  • 比利·维兰(Liam "Billy" Whelan,1935年4月1日-1958年2月6日),是一名已经逝世的爱尔兰职业足球运动员,职业生涯仅效力于曼联,司职内锋(Inside Forward),共上场98次攻入52球,进球率相当高,并入选了爱尔兰国家队。但是他与其它7名曼联球员都在慕尼黑空难中遇难,时年仅22岁。 (zh)
  • William Augustine Whelan (1 April 1935 – 6 February 1958), also known as Billy Whelan or Liam Whelan, was an Irish footballer and one of the eight Manchester United players who were killed in the Munich air disaster. He was 22 years old when he died. Whelan was born in Dublin. He came from a large family; his father John had died in 1943, when Whelan was eight years old. He was not a confident flyer and just before the aeroplane took off from Munich, he was heard to say: "Well, if this is the time, then I’m ready." Whelan began his career with Home Farm before joining Manchester United. (en)
  • William Augustine Whelan, mais conhecido como Liam Whelan ou Billy Whelan (Dublin, 1 de abril de 1935 –– Munique, 6 de fevereiro de 1958), foi um futebolista irlandês que atuava como atacante. Whelan foi um dos oito jogadores que faleceram em virtude do desastre aéreo de Munique. (pt)
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