Billy Lamont

Billy Lamont (born 12 May 1936) is a Scottish former football player and manager.

Billy Lamont
Personal information
Date of birth (1936-05-12) 12 May 1936 (age 85)
Place of birth Larkhall, Scotland
Position(s) Goalkeeper[1]
Youth career
Bellshill Athletic[1]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1962 Albion Rovers[1] 95 (0)
1962–1963 Cheltenham Town[1]
1963–1969 Hamilton Academical[2] 189 (0)
1969–1970 Albion Rovers[1] 16 (0)
1971–1972 Hamilton Academical[2] 6 (0)
Total 306 (0)
Teams managed
1969 Hamilton Academical
1977–1981 East Stirlingshire
1981–1984 Dumbarton
1984–1987 Falkirk
1987–1988 Partick Thistle
1989–1990 Falkirk
1990–1993 Dumbarton
1993–1995 Alloa Athletic
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Born in Larkhall, Lamont played as a goalkeeper for Bellshill Athletic, Cheltenham Town, Hamilton Academical and Albion Rovers.

He managed Hamilton during his first spell as a player there. After retiring as a player, Lamont managed East Stirlingshire. Lamont enjoyed some success with the club, guiding them to promotion in 1979–80 and a place in the quarter-finals of the 1980–81 Scottish Cup.[3] He then managed Dumbarton and guided them to near the top of the Scottish First Division in the 1983–84 season, but left the club in February 1984 to manage Falkirk.[4]

Lamont guided Falkirk to promotion to the Scottish Premier Division in 1985–86, but then left the club in February 1987 because he believed that the club needed a full-time manager to compete in the Premier Division and he was unwilling to relinquish his other job.[5] After leaving Falkirk, Lamont then managed Partick Thistle.[6] He returned to Falkirk in November 1989 on a part-time basis,[5] but was sacked a few months later after the club was taken over by new owners.[7] Lamont then returned to Dumbarton. In season 1991-92 Billy successfully led Dumbarton to the First Division by winning the Scottish Second Division.[8] and later managed Alloa Athletic.Finally retiring from the game and now residing in Spain.