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 Lawrie REILLY 1950-1953 
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Name: Lawrance Reilly

Nickname: "Last Minute Reilly"


Country: :SCO: Scotland
Club: Hibernian FC
Position: *CF, WF
Side: RF/BS
Age: 22-25 years (28/10/1928)

Height: 170 cm
Weight: 73(?) kg

Attack: 90
Defence: 34
Balance: 82
Stamina: 81
Top Speed: 84
Acceleration: 87
Response: 92
Agility: 86
Dribble Accuracy: 81
Dribble Speed: 81
Short Pass Accuracy: 73
Short Pass Speed: 70
Long Pass Accuracy: 72
Long Pass Speed: 70
Shot Accuracy: 88
Shot Power: 85
Shot Technique: 89
Free Kick Accuracy: 63
Curling: 66
Header: 86
Jump: 88
Technique: 82
Aggression: 93
Mentality: 81
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 73

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition: 6
Weak Foot Accuracy: 7
Weak Foot Frequency: 7
Consistency: 7
Growth Type: Early Peak

P13 - Goal Poacher
P19 - Fox In The Box
S01 - Marauding
S03 - 1-On-1 Finish

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Reaction - Scoring - 1-On-1 Scoring - Lines

Attack / Defence Awareness Card: Attack Minded


The greatest ever Hibs player, one of the best Scottish strikers ever and a member of the legendary "Famous Five", the greatest front line in Scottish football history, Lawrie Reilly was a fantastic striker and surely one of the best in the world in the early 1950s. He was an opportunistic poacher who constantly tried to get into the six yard box, but also had a complete set of skills. He was small but physically tough and strong in the air, scoring lots of headers. He could also dribble past players and possessed an excellent burst of pace and the ability to turn quickly. He could shoot well with both feet, from all angles and positions although most of his goals were from close range. He could switch positions with his wingers, Gordon Smith and Willie Ormond, to devastating effect, and he was also known for chasing down opposition defenders and not giving them a moment of peace. And perhaps most famously, he was known for scoring very late goals in important matches, including two equalisers in a match against England in 1953, earning him the nickname of "Last Minute Reilly". With such a range of talents it's no surprise that Hibs were one of the best teams in Europe with him leading the line, to say nothing of his fellow forwards who were legendary in their own right. Unfortunately Reilly also had bad luck in his career. He missed out on playing in the World Cup twice; in 1950, Scotland qualified but the football association refused to send the team because they failed to win the British Home Championship, and in 1954 he fell ill with pleurisy before the tournament and missed out. The second half of his career was troubled by injury and he eventually retired at the age of 29 because of a chronic knee injury. In all, he scored 22 goals in 38 games for Scotland and 185 goals in 253 games for Hibs, his only club. He has a street named after him in his home city of Edinburgh, close to the stadium in which he represented Hibs so effectively.

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