Everyone at The Hibs Club was saddened to hear of the death of Lawrie Reilly earlier this week. We thought it would be fitting to give our members and fans a place to share their tributes.
Together with Gordon Smith, Bobby Johnstone, Eddie Turnbull and Willie Ormond, Lawrie was part of our Famous Five – the best forward line in Scottish football and the inspiration behind our most successful team.
Leave your tributes to Lawrie in the comments section
Lawrie’s record for Hibs included 187 league goals in 233 appearances and another 47 competitive goals.
He also scored 22 goals for Scotland in just 38 caps – leaving him fourth on the all time goalscorers list and behind only Wembley Wizard Hughie Gallacher on a goals to games ratio for players with 10 or more caps.
Of course Lawrie was more than just a great player – he was great friend of The Hibs Club and a great hero to many of our members. He also remained incredibly modest about his achievements but was always happy to relive the golden era with supporters of all ages.
And Lawrie had the chance to live the dream of playing for his boyhood heroes. As he said himself: “I was born a Hibby and I’ll die a Hibby.”
We’ve had some fantastic comments and tributes on our Facebook page so we thought it would be a great idea to encourage fans to leave their own personal tributes and messages on our website.
We’ll collate all your comments and ensure that Lawrie’s wife Iris and his family get to see them.
“Gie the ba’ tae Reilly.”