Lex Baillie

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Lex Baillie
Personal information
Date of birth (1966-07-06) 6 July 1966 (age 51)
Place of birth Hamilton, Scotland
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Central defender
Youth career
Burnbank Boys Club
1982–1987 Celtic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1991 Celtic 32 (1)
1991–1993 St Mirren 56 (4)
1993–1994 Dunfermline Athletic 15 (0)
Total 103 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Lex Baillie (born 6 July 1966) is a Scottish former professional footballer who played as a central defender. Born in Hamilton, Baillie played for Burnbank Boys Club, Celtic, St Mirren and Dunfermline Athletic.[1] After retiring as a player, Baillie became a police officer,[2] and was the subject of a 2007 TV documentary.[3]

Baillie is the son of sports journalist and former Rangers player, Doug Baillie.[2][4]

Playing career[edit]

Baillie signed for Celtic from Burnbank Boys Club in August 1982. After several years in the youth team and reserves, he made his first team debut on 22 December 1987 in a 2-0 away win over Falkirk in the league.[5] Baillie went on to make 13 appearances in the league that season (1987–88) for Celtic,[6] playing in 2-0 (at Parkhead)[7] and 2-1 (at Ibrox)[8] wins over Rangers, and helped the club to the League Championship title.[9]

Baillie failed to establish himself as a regular in the team after that though, and eventually joined St Mirren in June 1991 for a fee of £90,000.[10] He spent two seasons at Love Street before being released in the summer of 1993. Baillie then signed for Dunfermline in August 1993 on a one-year contract,[11] before retiring from football at the end of that season.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. 
  2. ^ a b "WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Lex Baillie; Lawman Lex pounds well-trodden beat". The Mirror. 10 November 1997. 
  3. ^ "From The Top - Lex Baillie". Juniper TV. 
  4. ^ "Ex-Bhoy reports for duty; OLD FIRM DERBY SPECIAL: Rangers v Celtic". Sunday Mirror. 24 April 2005. 
  5. ^ The Glasgow Herald, 23 December 1987, p24 Celtic move clear of the pack
  6. ^ Celtic stats season by season
  7. ^ Celtic team line-up v Rangers 2 January 1988
  8. ^ Celtic team line-up v Rangers 20 March 1988
  9. ^ Celtic Honours
  10. ^ "Mercer cuts off the cash flow to Jordan". Herald Scotland. 7 June 1991. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "Baillie joins Fifers". Herald Scotland. 10 August 1993. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "Lex Baillie". Herald Scotland. 5 July 1994. Retrieved 8 August 2013.