FP100: No. 82

Billy Liddell Memorial
Billy Liddell Memorial

Billy Liddell tribute

Born in Townhill, near Dunfermline on January 10, 1922, Billy Liddell would go on to become a legend at Liverpool Football Club, with many naming him the greatest played ever to turn out for the Anfield side.

He was spotted while playing for Lochgelly Violet by Liverpool player Matt Busby at the age of 15, and soon after signed for the club, the only one he ever played for, though his playing career was interrupted by serving in the Second World War.

Billy amassed 534 appearances for the Reds scoring 229 times, as well as being awarded 29 international caps for Scotland, scoring eight goals. He died on July 3, 2001 aged 79.

Townhill’s sports centre is called ‘The Billy Liddell Sports Complex’ and it is there where a memorial was unveiled on Saturday May 22 2010 in a ceremony attended by his widow, Phyllis.