Sammy Reid, Rangers cup hero of 1967, dies

Sammy Reid pictured at Shielfield last month
Sammy Reid pictured at Shielfield last month

Tributes have been paid this week to Berwick Rangers legend Sammy Reid, who died at the age of 75.

Reid will forever be remembered as the scorer of the winning goal for Berwick which famously knocked the mighty Glasgow Rangers out of the Scottish Cup in 1967, still regarded to this day as one of the biggest upsets in Scottish football.

Reid came from Wishaw, near Motherwell, and he was found dead at his home on Sunday.

A former Liverpool and Motherwell player, Reid scored the only goal of the game in front of a record 13,000-plus crowd at Shielfield.

Of the 12 players on duty that day against Rangers, Reid, Player Manager Jock Wallace, Jim Kilgannon, Ken Dowds and George Christie have all sadly passed away.

A statement on the club’s official website said that Berwick Rangers extends sincere condolences to all Sammy’s family and friends.

Ironically, Reid, along with Russell Craig, was a guest of the club at a recent home game and was still looking very fit.

Berwick director John Bell said: “We are saddened to hear of Sammy’s passing, particularly as he was only at Berwick a few weeks ago.

“He will long be remembered for his goal against rangers, and I am sure it is something he dined out on for many years afterwards.”

The club plan to stage a minute’s silence in Reid’s honour prior to this Saturday’s home game against East Fife.

More news and details of the funeral will be released in due course.