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Sammy Reid

Clyde FC was saddened to learn of the death of former player, Sammy Reid.

Reid, an inside forward, began his career at Motherwell in the late 1950s before becoming Bill Shankly’s first signing for Liverpool in an £8,000 deal. A move to Falkirk then followed, before he switched from The Bairns to The Bully Wee at Christmas 1962.

Sammy went on to make 67 appearance for Clyde, scoring 11 goals.

In 1966, he completed a transfer to Berwick Rangers and that led to one of Scottish Football’s most famous moments. On 28th January 1967, Reid netted the only goal in the 1-0 Scottish Cup win over Rangers at Shielfield Park.

Sammy died in Wishaw at the weekend, aged 75.

A full tribute to his time at Clyde will be published in an upcoming edition of The Clyde View.