Football, Football player
Who is Willie Laird?
Willie Laird joined East Fife in 1937, signing from East Stirlingshire. Laird debuted for the Fifers in November of the same year in the 1-1 draw at Broomfield away to Airdrieonians. Laird established himself immediately as a first team regular and was selected for every one of the club's games in the run when won 1937-38 Scottish Cup - the only time the Methil men have won the trophy.
Willie laird returned to East Fife after the Second World War as the club enjoyed further success. In 1946-47 the club finished third missing promotion by one place. The next season East Fife were promoted to the top flight of Scottish football as 'B' Division champions.
During this post-war "Golden Period", the East Fife won the Scottish League Cup on no fewer than on three separate occasions in seven seasons. A third Scottish Cup final appearance was added to its achievements list in 1949-50. In Laird's two full seasons in Scotland's top division East Fife finished fourth on both occasions.
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on July 23, 2013
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