Lawrie Reilly, 1928 - 2013. Footballer
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Lawrie Reilly, 1928 - 2013. Footballer 2003

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  • Scottish Art
Lawrie Reilly was known as Last-minute Lawrie because of his habit of scoring vital goals late in the game. A one-club man, he spent his entire senior career with Edinburgh’s Hibernian. Although at Hibs he usually played as a centre forward, he was often used as an outside left in the Scottish team, for which he was selected thirty-eight times. He was hugely popular with Scottish fans, mainly because of his six goals in seven matches against England. In 1957 he courageously appeared in a game against England with stitches in his foot after an accident the night before. Reilly was the Scottish League’s top goal scorer for three successive seasons and helped Hibs win the Scottish Championship twice. He was one of Hibs’ forward line of the 1950s, known as the ‘Famous Five’.

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  • Acc. No. PG 3346
  • Medium Mixed media on paper
  • Size 113.00 x 175.00 cm
  • Credit Commissioned 2003