Bill “Shanks” Shankly

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Bill “Shanks” Shankly

Glenbuck, East Ayrshire, Scotland
Death 29 Sep 1981 (aged 68)
Liverpool, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Liverpool Football Club, Anfield Road, LIverpool L4 0TH, Ashes scattered at the Kop end.
Memorial ID 20953 · View Source
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Bill Shankly is arguably the greatest football (soccer) manager of all time. As a player, he wore the shirts of Preston North End and Carlisle United, representing Scotland 7 times. He was manager of Carlisle United, Grimsby Town, Workington, Huddersfield Town and then Liverpool. It was his spell at Liverpool (1959 to 1974) that saw his greatest achievements. The Liverpool side he inherited was an average Second Division side, transforming them into the best in Europe. He laid the foundations of a club which would become the most successful side in Britain. His spell as manager saw 3 League Championships (1963-64, 1965-66 and 1972-73), 2 F.A. Cups (1965 and 1974), 1 UEFA Cup (1973), 3 Charity Shields (1964 (shared), 1965 (shared), and 1966), and 1 Second Division Championship (1961-62). He also signed some of the greatest names in the game, including Ian St John, Kevin Keegan, Ron Yeats, Tommy Smith and Emlyn Hughes. He unexpectdly resigned as manager following Liverpool's 3-0 win over Newcastle United in the 1974 F.A. Cup Final. Cremated at Priory Road, Anfield, Liverpool, England.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 22 Mar 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 20953
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bill “Shanks” Shankly (2 Sep 1913–29 Sep 1981), Find a Grave Memorial no. 20953, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Liverpool Football Club, Anfield Road, LIverpool L4 0TH, Ashes scattered at the Kop end..