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Bill Neil

Full name: William "Bill" Neil
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: May 22, 1939 in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, Great Britain
Died: September 22, 2014 in Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Great Britain
Affiliations: Airdrieonians FC, Airdrie (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Football


One of four Scots in the 1960 British Olympic team, Bill Neil was a defender and played in just one match, the 2-2 draw with Italy in Roma. Bill joined Airdrieonians from Airdrie Academy in 1956 and played 49 League games for them before moving to Queen’s Park in 1960 and spent 10 seasons with the famous amateur club and appeared in a further 375 Scottish League games. He later became club captain before retiring in 1970, when he joined the club committee. Neil won 14 Scottish amateur caps and was also involved in the Great Britain squad in the qualifying competition for the 1964 Olympics, although they never qualified. He never turned professional because he had a career with the Royal Bank of Scotland, who he joined after leaving school and rose to become a respected bank inspector. Neil was also a good golfer, and was a former captain of Whitecraigs Golf Club, one of the leading clubs in the West of Scotland.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 21 Roma Football Men's Football Great Britain GBR 9T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1960 Summer 21 Roma Football Great Britain GBR Final Standings 9T 1960-08-26 0 0 0
1960 Summer 21 Roma Football Great Britain GBR Group B Match #4 1T 1960-08-29 ITA 2, GBR 2 0
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