Sammy Wilson Death, Obituary – Older Falkirk supporters would remember Sammy as a shrewd, direct, old-fashioned center-forward who undoubtedly knew the path to goal and represented the club on six occasions as a player for Northern Ireland. Sammy played for Falkirk in his youth and went on to represent Northern Ireland professionally. During his tenure at Falkirk, Sammy was a member of the Northern Ireland national football team. After going professional, he began his playing career with the Glenavon club, which is headquartered in Lurgan.
Before that, he had already made a name for himself by representing Northern Ireland at the Youth and B International levels. This contributed to the development of his reputation. It was at Glenavon that he made the shift from playing on the outside right to playing in the middle of the field, and he hasn’t looked back since he made the switch. While he was playing with Glenavon, he was given many Irish League caps and received winners’ medals in both the Irish League and significant cup tournaments. In addition, he was a member of the Glenavon team that won the Irish League.
In the 1956–1957 season, he was an essential member of the Glenavon club that won the treble, which consisted of titles in the Irish League, the Irish Cup, and the Gold Cup. Because of his time spent as a player-manager with Ballymena United, the manager of the Bairns, Alex McCrae, was familiar with the situation in Northern Ireland, and he was able to evaluate the player’s potential because of his experience in the role. After moving to Brockville, Sammy wasted no time in earning the admiration of both his new colleagues and the people in the community thanks to his unpretentious manner on the field.
In his very first game, which was a home match against St. Mirren and which they won 2-0, he scored a goal. They finished tied for first position in the league in scoring with 17 goals each thanks to the good understanding they had with Hughie Maxwell while playing together. This allowed them achieve this result.