Lawrie Reilly

Lawrie-Reilly1928 – 2013

Football Player; The spearhead of Hibernian’s “Famous Five” forward line Lawrie Reilly spent his entire playing career at Easter Road. Hibernian were very successful during Reilly’s era at the club winning the League Championship in 1947, 1951 and 1952. In 1955 Lawrie was a member of the Hibs side which became the first British team to play in the European Cup and Hibs went on to reach the semi finals. He also reached the League Cup final in 1951 and made 13 appearances for the Scottish League.

From 1948 until 1957 Reilly was a star player for Scotland and his 38 appearances in dark blue makes him Hibernian’s most capped player. An impressive international goals tally of 23, including six goals in seven games against England, established Reilly as a hero amongst the Scotland fans. After scoring a late goal against England at Wembley in 1953 he became known as “Last Minute Reilly”.