Phil Scott - a superb career

Posted : 4th May 2014 at 19:13:25

Here are some career snippets regarding Phil Scott who sadly passed away on Thursday. These details are taken from the handwritten notes of the late former Chairman, David Crawford.

Phil Scott

May 24, 1942 - May 1, 2014

Inside forward

400 Linfield appearances - 220 goals

15 European appearances - 5 goals - still joint top leading scorer for Linfield in Europe

Ex Lower Shankill BC

Ex Hemsworth School, Shankill

Ex Distillery - 1956-58

Signed for Linfield in 1958 from Distillery

1959/60 with Linfield Rangers

7 appearances and 3 goals in Linfield's 1961/62 Seven Trophy Winning Season.

Spent season 1962-63 with Distillery - league winner with Distillery - 31 appearances and 12 goals. Runner up Irish Cup medal

Signed professional with Linfield in 1963

Rejoined Linfield at the start of the 1963/64 season

1 League Championship winner with Linfield in 65-66

1 Irish Cup winners medal 1970 - scored both goals in 2-1 win v Ballymena at Solitude

2 County Antrim Shield winners medals v Ballymena and Crusaders

2 City cup winners medals - 1963/64 and 1967/68

4 Gold Cup winners medals - 63/64, 65/66, 67/68 and 71

2 Top Four winners medals - 66/67 and 67/68

2 Ulster Cup winners medals - 64/65 and 67/68

1962 George Wilson Cup medal with Linfield Swifts

B division league championship medal

Youth cup medals with Linfield Rangers - 1957/58 and 1960

1960 Youth international cap v Wales

1963 - Amateur international cap

1963 - inter league cap v Italy XI

Signed for Glenavon - June 1973

Signed for Brantwood in 1976/77

Won 1976 Steel and Sons Cup winners medal in 1976 - a 2-0 win against Ards Seconds

Employed as a fitter at Harland and Wolff shipyard and JE Coulter on Belfast's Antrim Road.

Had a benefit season with Linfield

Formerly of 105 Tavanagh Street near Windsor Park.

Wife Mary and daughters Karen and Pamela.

Married Mary on March 17, 1964 in Windsor Presbyterian Church. Reception in Sandy Row Orange Hall.

Grandson Jordan played for under 12s in Linfield Academy

In his playing career he weighed 11st 5 lbs and was 5 ft 8 and a half inches

Linfield Swifts

1959/60 - 40 appearances and 12 goals

1961/62 - 20 appearances

1964/65 - 5 appearances and 3 goals

1966/67 - 1 appearance

1969/70 - 2 appearances

1970/71 - 22 appearances

1973/73 - 2 appearances

Linfield

1960/61 - 3 appearances

1961/62 - 7 appearances and 3 goals

1963/64 - 48 appearances and 47 goals

1964/65 - 36 appearances and 24 goals

1965/66 - 34 appearances and 17 goals

1966/67 - 49 appearances and 26 goals

1967/68 - 53 appearances and 3 goals

1969/70 - 34 appearances and 8 goals

1971/72 - 44 appearances and 15 goals

1972/73 - 35 appearances and 5 goals

Linfield's leading Goalscorer in 1963/64 and 1964/65

Joint leading scorer in 1971/72

1st Newtownabbey LSC Player of the Year - 1971/72

Awarded Honorary Life Membership of Linfield FC - April 15, 2014

Funeral service on May 6, 2014 - Roselawn Crematorium.

Former Linfield player manager, Tommy Leishman, on hearing of Phil's passing told Linfield director, Stephen Shaw, "that's sad. He was a good servant to Linfield. A good player, he just went out and played. He wasn't moody, he was a nice fella. My sympathy to the family."

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