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Willie Bell

Willie Bell

Clubs played for: Queens Park, Leeds United, Leicester City, Brighton (1957-1970)

Born: 1937

Birthplace: Johnstone, Scotland

Position: Left-back

Biography: His Elland Road career ended when Don Revie signed Terry Copper despite winning International honours when playing days ended had spells in management with Birmingham and Lincoln. Moved to the USA where he joined Campus Crusade for Christ and worked as a College Coach at the Liberty Baptist College in Virginia. (Won two Scottish Amateur Cups before turning professional).

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Bell, Willie I’ll always remember what a generous and likable man Willie was. In 1975 I contacted Willie then Birmingham City manager to ask if he would play in a charity football match for Sheldon Lions club v BRMB local radio station which he readily agreed to do. With Jasper Carrot playing for BRMB the game ended in a narrow win for the radio men but thanks to Willie the attendance made the Lions club money for their charity fund. I remember what a thoroughly nice and humble guy he was and the fact that he made the effort where many other so called big names did not even bother to reply to requests to play. Was an honour to meet him and so pleased to see he is still alive at the age of 85.
31-10-22 Roy Gregory

Bell, Willie This man and his wife were true Christians and I always remember Bill as I knew him saying to me are you right with God? and his story how he and Mary his wife became true Christians.
02-06-22 Mr Hutchinson

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