Billy Neil

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For the English wing half, see Billy Neale. For the Glentoran right half, see Billy Neill.
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)
National team
1960 Great Britain 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

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 between 1956 and 1961.[4] He died in 2014.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul Plunkett (23 April 2012). "London 2012: GB team at 1960 Games united by love of football". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "William Neil". FIFA. Retrieved 5 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "William Neil". Sports Reference. Retrieved 5 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Airdrie United: 1946/47–2008/09". Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 5 November 2009. 
  5. ^ Matt Vallance (30 September 2014). "William Neil". The Herald (Scotland). Retrieved 26 October 2014.