25 October 2006

Billy Lacey

Extremely versatile and supremely talented, Billy Lacey's long and much decorated career brought honours on both sides of the Irish Sea and a British Championship success with Ireland...

Name: William Lacey
Born: 24 September 1889, Enniscorthy, Wexford
Died: 1969
Position: Inside-Forward/Back

Representative Honours: Ireland: 23 Full Caps / 3 Goals (1909-1924), 2 Victory Caps (1919); Irish Free State: 3 Full Caps / 1 Goal (1927-1930); League of Ireland: 3 Caps.
Club Honours: (with Shelbourne) Irish Cup Runner-Up 1907/08; (with Liverpool) Football League Champion 1921/22, 1922/23; FA Cup Runner-Up 1913/14; (with Linfield) Irish Cup Winner 1918/19, Runner-Up 1917/18.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Other
Shelbourne
-
-
-
(Irish League)
Everton
08/09-11/12
Aug-08
-
37/11
3/ 0
-
Liverpool
11/12-23/24
Feb-12
Exchange
230/18
28/11
1/0
Belfast United
-
-
Guest
(Belfast & District League)
Linfield
-
-
Guest
(Belfast & District League)
New Brighton
24/25
Jun-24
-
7/ 0
-
-
Shelbourne
-
-
-
(League of Ireland)
Cork Bohemians
-
-
-
(League of Ireland)
TOTALS
-
£-
274/29
31/11
1/0


Biography:

"Made from solid rock. Dynamite could not shift him off the ball."

At just 19 years and 142 days old at the time of his debut, Billy Lacey was the youngest "Southern"-born player to appear for Ireland.

More to follow, in the meantime -

LFCHistory.net Profile
Official Liverpool FC Bio
Wikipedia Article

Ireland Cap Details:
13/02/1909 England. A L 0-4 BC
15/03/1909 Scotland A L 0-5 BC
20/03/1909 Wales... H L 2-3 BC 1 Goal
12/02/1910 England. H D 1-1 BC
19/03/1910 Scotland H W 1-0 BC
11/04/1910 Wales... A L 1-4 BC
28/01/1911 Wales... H L 1-2 BC
11/02/1911 England. A L 1-2 BC
18/03/1911 Scotland A L 0-2 BC
10/02/1912 England. H L 1-6 BC
18/01/1913 Wales... H L 0-1 BC
19/01/1914 Wales... A W 2-1 BC
14/02/1914 England. A W 3-0 BC 2 Goals
14/03/1914 Scotland H D 1-1 BC

25/10/1919 England. H D 1-1 BC
14/02/1920 Wales... H D 2-2 BC
13/03/1920 Scotland A L 0-3 BC
23/10/1920 England. A L 0-2 BC
26/02/1921 Scotland H L 0-2 BC
09/04/1921 Wales... A L 1-2 BC
22/10/1921 England. H D 1-1 BC
04/03/1922 Scotland A L 1-2 BC
22/10/1924 England. A L 1-3 BC

Summary: 23/3. Won 3, Drew 5, Lost 15.


Victory Cap Details:
22-03-1919 Scotland A L 1-2
19-04-1919 Scotland H D 0-0

Summary: 2/0. Won 0, Drew 1, Lost 1.

Irish Free State Cap Details:
23-04-1927 Italy B.. H L 1-2 FR
12-02-1928 Belgium.. A W 4-2 FR 1 Goal
11-05-1930 Belgium.. A W 3-1 FR

Summary: 3/1. Won 2, Drew 0, Lost 1.

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