Billy Lamont

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Billy Lamont
Personal information
Playing position Goalkeeper[1]
Youth career
Bellshill Athletic[1]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1962 Albion Rovers[1] 95 (0)
1962–1963 Cheltenham Town[1]
1963–1969 Hamilton Academical[2] 189 (0)
1969–1970 Albion Rovers[1] 16 (0)
1971–1972 Hamilton Academical[2] 6 (0)
Total 306 (0)
Teams managed
1969 Hamilton Academical
1977–1981 East Stirlingshire
1981–1984 Dumbarton
1984–1987 Falkirk
1987–1988 Partick Thistle
1989–1990 Falkirk
1990–1993 Dumbarton
1993–1995 Alloa Athletic
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Billy Lamont is a Scottish former football player and manager. Lamont played as a goalkeeper for Bellshill Athletic, Cheltenham Town, Hamilton Academical and Albion Rovers.

He managed Hamilton during his first spell as a player there. After retiring as a player, Lamont managed East Stirlingshire. Lamont enjoyed some success with the club, guiding them to promotion in 1979–80 and a place in the quarter-finals of the 1980–81 Scottish Cup.[3] He then managed Dumbarton and guided them to near the top of the Scottish First Division in the 1983–84 season, but left the club in February 1984 to manage Falkirk.[4]

Lamont guided Falkirk to promotion to the Scottish Premier Division in 1985–86, but then left the club in February 1987 because he believed that the club needed a full-time manager to compete in the Premier Division and he was unwilling to relinquish his other job.[5] After leaving Falkirk, Lamont then managed Partick Thistle.[6] He returned to Falkirk in November 1989 on a part-time basis,[5] but was sacked a few months later after the club was taken over by new owners.[7] Lamont then returned to Dumbarton[8] and later managed Alloa Athletic.Finally retiring from the game and now residing in Spain.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "ALBION ROVERS : 1946/47 – 2011/12". www.neilbrown.newcastlefans.com. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "HAMILTON ACADEMICAL : 1946/47 – 2011/12". www.neilbrown.newcastlefans.com. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "1970–2000". www.eaststirlingshirefc.com. East Stirlingshire FC. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Reynolds, Jim (29 February 1984). "Lamont is new Falkirk manager". The Herald (Herald & Times Group). Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Paul, Ian (24 November 1989). "Question of who is the big chief". The Herald (Herald & Times Group). Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Lamont to lead Thistle revival". The Herald (Herald & Times Group). 16 April 1987. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  7. ^ McKinlay, Hugh (20 April 1990). "Lamont is sacked by Falkirk". The Herald (Herald & Times Group). Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Lamont back at the helm". The Herald (Herald & Times Group). 24 April 1990. Retrieved 21 September 2012.