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PersonalFullname: William Alexander Baillie
aka: Lex Baillie
Born: 6 July 1966
Birthplace: Hamilton, Scotland
Signed: 20 Aug 1982
Left: 6 June 1991
First game: Falkirk 2-0 away 22 December 1987 league
Last game: Saint Johnstone 3-2 away 11 May 1991
First goal: Saint Mirren 4-1 home 17 November 1990 league
Last goal: Saint Mirren 4-1 home 17 November 1990 league
BiogThe son of former Rangers player and Sunday Post football writer Doug Baillie, Lex joined Celtic in 1982 from Burnbank Boys Club.
A centre half, Baillie showed promise but never really established himself as a regular in the Celtic first team, although he did make 13 starts in the glorious Centenary double winning season of 1987-88.
He was out for most of 89/90 with an injury ( ligament damage) which failed to heal properly; Went to Toronto Blizzard due to tie up with coach ex-Celt Tony Taylor (loan, close season 1990) to gain match fitness and returned 26/8/90 having played 22 games in 11 weeks. On his return he had little chance of a first team spot with Paul Elliott in place.
He spent most of 1990/91 as captain of the Premier Reserve side with a few outings for the senior team.
His contract was up for renewal at the end of the season and he had been linked with transfers to Portsmouth, Sheffield Wednesday, Airdrie and Falkirk. He was offered a 1 year deal but no improvement of terms. On 6 June 91 he was signed by Davie Hay to St Mirren for £90k citing the desire for first team football for his move.
He eventually left Celtic in 1991 after a total of 30 appearances for the Hoops. He netted once in his Celtic career, scoring the Bhoys' first in a 4-1 win over St Mirren on November 17 1990.
After quitting football, Lex went on to become a policeman with Strathclyde Police and was the subject of a Channel 4 documentary by Juniper TV.
Playing Career[need to get this checked - the data below is very different to that in "A-Z of Celtic players"...]
|APPEARANCES||LEAGUE||SCOTTISH CUP||LEAGUE CUP||EUROPE||TOTAL|
|1982-91||27 (4)||3 (1)||0||0||30(5)|
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|joebloggscity||Lex Baille Stats||0||Jun 6 2011, 3:05 PM EDT by joebloggscity|
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does anyone have the definitive playing stats on Lex Baillie?
There is a difference between what is on this wiki page and in the "Alphabest of the Celts" book.
Book says 32 league games, 1 European Game, but 0 League Cup & Scottish Cup games, which i'm sure is wrong, but just checking.
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