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|Full name||William Shankly OBE|
|Date of birth||2 September 1913|
|Place of birth||Glenbuck, East Ayrshire, Scotland|
|Date of death||29 September 1981(aged 68)|
|Playing position||Defender (retired)|
Preston North End
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
He was brought up in the mining village of Glenbuck. His dad was a miner, but Bill would not go down the mine so he went to football training instead. Glenbuck Cherrypickers were the start of his playing job. He then went to Scotland for a year (1938-1939). After that he went to Preston North End.