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Jim Baxter - Football Player

One of the greatest players Scotland has ever produced. Born in Hill of Beath, Jim Baxter played for Halbeath Juveniles and Crossgates Primrose, before being snapped up by Raith Rovers in 1957.

His performances as an attacking left half at Stark's Park saw him earn a big move to Glasgow Rangers in 1960 for a transfer fee of £17,500, a Scottish record at the time.

'Slim Jim' became a super-star at Ibrox, helping the club to 10 trophies. His career also took him to Sunderland and Nottingham Forest, but it was on the international playing field that he earned worldwide acclaim. Few will forget the iconic moment at Wembley Stadium in 1967 when, during a famous 3-2 win over England, Baxter taunted the World Cup winners with a dazzling keepie-uppie.

Alcohol and gambling addictions forced Baxter to retire aged just 31, but his reputation as the most gifted Scottish footballer of his era was never lost. He died of cancer aged 61.

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