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Jack Reilly (footballer)

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Full nameJohn Reilly
Date of birth27 August 1945(age 71)
Place of birthStonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Playing positionGoalkeeper

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John "Jack" Reilly (born in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, 27 August 1945) is a former football (soccer) goalkeeper. He was a member of the Australian 1974 World Cup squad in West Germany and represented Australia 35 times between 1970 and 1977 and also represented Victoria.

Reilly learnt his goalkeeping skills while playing in the reserves team of Hibernian in Scotland. He transferred to the Washington Whips in the United States before arriving in Australia in 1970 and signing with Melbourne Juventus. After showing immense talent during his debut season he was drafted into the Australia squad. His transfer from St George Saints to Melbourne Hakoah in early 1972 was a then record fee for a goalkeeper of $6,000. Reilly showed his longevity in the code playing National League football (NSL) for South Melbourne FC before retiring from playing in 1980.

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