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Football Legends | Lawrie Reilly

'Last Minute Reilly' - Scotland's greatest striker.

CHANNEL | Radio 5

FIRST BROADCAST | 04 November 1996

DURATION | 19 minutes 20 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

1996

Synopsis

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.

Did you know?

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.

Contributors

Presenter
Joe Baker
Contributor
Lawrie Reilly
Contributor
Eddie Turnbull
Contributor
Producer

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