Year Inducted: 2016
Born 13th October 1939, Reid was an inside forward. Though he didn’t arrive at the club until later on in a career which was ultimately to be cut short by injury, he undoubtedly made an impact – netting what to this day is the club’s most famous goal.
In what is often still widely regarded as one of the greatest cup shocks ever to have taken place in Scottish football, Reid netted the winner in the 1967 1-0 victory over Glasgow Rangers in front of over 13,000 spectators at Shielfield Park.
At 5ft4, Reid may have been small in size but it didn’t stop the Wishaw-born attacker from an impressive career. Sammy would be Bill Shankley’s first ever signing as Liverpool boss – although the good-humoured Reid himself would later admit he was also his “first ever flop”, Reid also enjoyed spells with the hugely successful Motherwell side labelled ‘Ancell’s babes’, along with Falkirk and Clyde.
Sadly Sammy passed away in November 2014. His former teammate Russell Craig was on hand to collect his induction plate, which was duly passed on to Sammy’s wife Andrena.