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Bill Shankly

Bill Shankly

Born in the tiny mining village of Glenbuck, near Muirkirk, East-Ayrshire, where football was more than just a distraction from the hardship of the pit, it was a way of life, Bill Shankly (1913-1981) grew up as one of five professional football playing brothers. His greatest achievements as a footballer were winning an FA Cup medal with Preston North End and the five caps he won for Scotland between 1938 and 1939. He would undoubtedly have gained more success as an international player had it not been for the outbreak of the Second World War.

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