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|Full name||Patrick Reilly|
|Date of birth||11 February 1873|
|Place of birth||Dundee, Scotland|
|Date of death||6 April 1937 (age 64)|
|Place of death||Dundee, Scotland|
Early life and business career
Reilly was born to Irish parents in Dundee, the eldest of five children. He was a bicycle trader and manufacturer together with his father and his two younger brothers. The family lived in the West End of the city, where Reilly had a cycle shop on Perth Road.
He became manager/secretary from the initial forming of Dundee Hibernian in 1909. A two-year spell aside, when he remained club secretary, Reilly was in charge for the first thirteen years of Dundee Hibs' existence, leaving just before the name change to Dundee United. It is widely acknowledged that Reilly was instrumental in forming the club, and that without him, there would have been no Dundee United.
In February 2015 Pat Reilly was inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame, the first non player to be inducted along with legendary manager Jim McLean.
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