Jack Reilly (footballer)
|Full name||John William Beattie Reilly|
|Date of birth||27 August 1943|
|Place of birth||Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland|
|Inverurie Loco Works|
|1972||St George Saints||?||(?)|
|1977–1980||South Melbourne Hellas||41||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
John "Jack" Reilly' (born 27 August 1945 in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland) was a football (soccer) goalkeeper and former member of the Australia national soccer team, representing Australia 35 times during the 1970s. He was a member of the 1974 FIFA World Cup squad and also represented Victoria.
Reilly learnt his goalkeeping skills while playing in the reserve team of Hibernian in his native Scotland. He made only two first appearances in the Scottish Football League before moving to American club Washington Whips in 1967. Reilly moved to Australia in 1970, signing with Melbourne Juventus. After showing immense talent during his debut season he was drafted into the Australia squad for a world tour. His transfer from St George Saints to Melbourne Hakoah in early 1972 was a then record fee for a goalkeeper of $6,000.
Reilly continued to represent Australia and was selected for their 1974 FIFA World Cup squad. He played in all of their three matches at the tournament, against West Germany, East Germany and Chile. Reilly transferred to Fitzroy United Heidelberg United in 1975. He spent two season at Fitzroy before transferring to South Melbourne. Reilly retired from playing in 1980.
- "Interview: Jack Reilly, former Hibs goalie, on the state of Scottish football". sport.scotsman.com (Johnston Press). 11 August 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
- "West Germany - Australia". www.planetworldcup.com. Jan Alsos. 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
- Jack Reilly at National-Football-Teams.com
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