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Bill Shankly


William "Bill" Shankly, OBE (2 September 1913 – 29 September 1981) was one of Britain's most successful and respected football managers.

Shankly was also a fine player, whose career was interrupted by the Second World War.

He played nearly 300 times in The Football League for Preston North End and represented Scotland seven times, as well as playing for Partick Thistle and Carlisle United.

He is most remembered, however, for his achievements as a manager, particularly with Liverpool. Shankly established Liverpool, which had been a Second

Division club when he arrived, as one of the major forces in the English game.

During his 15 years at the club they won three league championships, two FA Cups and the UEFA Cup, before his surprise retirement after the 1974 FA Cup Final.


Birthdate:  02.09.1913
Birthplace: Glenbuck, Scotland
Other clubs as manager: Carlisle, Grimsby, Workington, Huddersfield
Arrived from: Huddersfield
Signed for LFC:  01.12.1959
First game in charge: 19.12.1959
Contract expiry: 12.07.1974
LFC league games as manager: 609
Total LFC games as manager: 783
Honours: First Division champions 1964, 1966, 1973
Second Division champions 1962
F.A. cup winners 1965, 1974
UEFA cup winners 1973

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