Jack Reilly (footballer)

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Jack Reilly
Personal information
Full name JACK WILLIAM BEATTIE REILLY
Date of birth (1943-08-27) 27 August 1943 (age 70)
Place of birth Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Inverurie Loco Works[1]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1967 Hibernian 2 (0)
1968–1970 Washington Whips 17 (0)
1971 Melbourne Juventus ? (?)
1972 St George Saints ? (?)
1972–1974 Melbourne Hakoah ? (?)
1975–1976 Fitzroy Alexander 52 (?)
1977–1980 South Melbourne Hellas 41 (0)
National team
1970–1977 Australia 35 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

"Jack" Reilly' (born 27 August 1945) is a former football (soccer) goalkeeper, who represented Australia national soccer team 35 times during the 1970s. He was a member of the 1974 FIFA World Cup squad[2] and also represented Victoria.

Career[edit]

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[1] 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.[1] 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.[1] 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.

After ending his playing career, Reilly became a horsebreeder.[1] He has also served on the committees of FFA and FIFA.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Interview: Jack Reilly, former Hibs goalie, on the state of Scottish football". sport.scotsman.com (Johnston Press). 11 August 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "WEST GERMANY - AUSTRALIA". www.planetworldcup.com. Jan Alsos. 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2012.