22 July 2013

Lawrie Reilly - last of the Famous Five

Lawrie Reilly the great Hibs forward of the 40s and 50s and last remaining member of the 'Famous Five' forward line that propelled Hibs to three titles in four years - has died at the grand age of 84.  In a weekend of departures - including that of Bert Trautman -  Reilly's contribution to Scottish and British football cannot be underestimated.  The stats speak for themselves:

Debut at 17, 18 hat-tricks, three league champion's medals, including back to back championsips in 1951 and 1952, 185 league goals and 22 goals for Scotland in just 38 appearances - a strike rate second only to Hughie Gallagher.  Oh and a part of the first British team to play in the European Cup in 1955.

Here he is interviewed last year about the exploits of the 'Five':


'Gie the ba' tae Reilly'

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