Football Legends | The players who built British football
CHANNEL | Radio 5
FIRST BROADCAST | 04 November 1996
DURATION | 19 minutes 20 seconds
As a member of the Hibernian forward line, dubbed the 'Famous Five', Lawrie Reilly remembers the glory years between 1948 and 1952 that saw the team win the Scottish league three times. He recalls the moment he first heard about his selection for the Scottish national side, and the match against England at Wembley that earned him his famous nickname.
Sports commentary removed for copyright reasons.
The picture shows Lawrie Reilly scoring for Scotland against English goalkeeper Frank Swift in what was to be a 3-1 victory for the Scots in 1949.
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The record-breaking 'Lion of Vienna', who could 'run, shoot and head'.
Football's clown prince and soccer genius.
The Clarets' favourite son.
Tottenham's 'Welsh Wizard'.
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England's greatest ever centre-forward.
'Last Minute Reilly' - Scotland's greatest striker.
The game's first £100-a-week player.
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How the Leeds and England player could have been a career miner.
The striker fans called 'The King'.
Top goalkeeper Pat Jennings remembers his long career.
The captain of the 'Lisbon Lions'.
The low-profile World Cup hero.
Player, manager and one of the 'Busby Babes'.
England's greatest goalkeeper.
Footballing royalty in conversation.
Honours at Spurs and an Indian summer at Derby County.
Soccer superstar of the 1970s.
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