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Joe Baillie
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Full name Joseph Baillie
Date of birth February 26, 1929(1929-02-26)
Place of birth    Dumfries, Scotland
Date of death    March 1966
Place of death    Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Defender
Youth career
St Roch's
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1946–1954
1954–1956
1956–1957
1957–1960
1960–1961
Celtic
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Bristol City
Leicester City
Bradford Park Avenue
107 0(0)
001 0(0)
010 0(0)
075 0(0)
007 0(1)   

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Joe Baillie (26 February 1929 – March 1966) from Dumfries was a much travelled Scottish footballer who played as a defender.

Career

Baillie played the majority of his games for Celtic, where he was most famous for his partnership at left-half with Celtic legend Bobby Evans which helped the team lift the 1951 Scottish Cup. He had joined the club in 1946 and remained with the Bhoys for eight years.

After 171 appearances (and one goal) for Celtic in total, he moved south to join then-English champions Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1954. However his time at Molineux was unsuccessful and he managed just one first team appearance (a 6–4 win against Huddersfield in February 1955).

He moved to Bristol City in 1956 where he had an equally brief stay before finding regular football at Leicester City. His manager when he joined Leicester was also from Dumfries, Dave Halliday.[1]

He ended his playing career by contributing to a promotion-winning season at Fourth Division Bradford Park Avenue before retiring in 1961.

He died in a car crash in the Maryhill district of Glasgow in March 1966.

References

  1. ^ Dave Halliday profile
  • Celtic: A Complete Record 1888-1992, Paul Lunney, ISBN 1873626274
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