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Billy Neil (footballer, born 1939)

William "Billy" Neil (22 May 1939 – 22 September 2014) was a Scottish footballer who represented Great Britain at the 1960 Summer Olympics.[1][2][3] Neil, who played as a centre half, played in the Scottish Football League for Airdrieonians and Queen's Park between 1956 and 1972.[4] He died in 2014.[5]

Billy Neil
Personal information
Full name William Neil
Date of birth (1939-05-22)22 May 1939
Place of birth Airdrie, Scotland
Date of death 22 September 2014(2014-09-22) (aged 75)
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1961 Airdrieonians 49 (0)
1961–1972 Queen's Park 326 (12)
Total 375 (12)
National team
1960 Great Britain 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Paul Plunkett (23 April 2012). "London 2012: GB team at 1960 Games united by love of football". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  2. ^ "William Neil". FIFA. Retrieved 5 November 2009.
  3. ^ "William Neil". Sports Reference. Retrieved 5 November 2009.
  4. ^ "Bill Neil". Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  5. ^ Vallance, Matt (30 September 2014). "William Neil". The Herald. Scotland. Retrieved 26 October 2014.