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Bill Shankly

Bill Shankly
Personal information
Full nameWilliam Shankly OBE
Date of birth2 September 1913
Place of birthGlenbuck, East Ayrshire, Scotland
Date of death29 September 1981(age 68)
Place of deathLiverpool, England
Playing positionWingback

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William "Bill" Shankly, OBE (2 September 1913 - 29 September 1981) was a Scottish football player and manager, most noted for managing Liverpool between 1959 and 1974. 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 for his achievements as a manager, particularly with Liverpool. Shankly took charge of Liverpool when they were bottom of the Second Division but soon established them 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 winning the 1974 FA Cup Final.

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