Bill Shankly’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Sep 2, 1913

Death Date

Sep 29, 1981

Age of Death

68 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack

Place of Death

Sep 29, 1981


Soccer Coach

The soccer coach Bill Shankly died at the age of 68. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

15-year manager of Liverpool F.C. who won the Manager of the Year award in 1973; inaugural inductee of both the English and Scottish Football Hall of Fames.

Four of his brothers also went on to play professional soccer.



“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious than that.” (Bill Shankly)


“Aim for the sky and you’ll reach the ceiling. Aim for the ceiling and you’ll stay on the floor.” (Bill Shankly)


“Football (soccer) is a matter of life and death, except more important.” (Bill Shankly)


“A lot of football success is in the mind. You must believe you are the best and then make sure that you are.” (Bill Shankly)


“Football is a simple game based on the giving and taking of passes, of controlling the ball and of making yourself available to receive a pass. It is terribly simple.” (Bill Shankly)