A PUB named after Scotland's only football World Cup winner, who is from Stewarton, has opened in Glasgow.

'The Rose Reilly' opened its doors for the first time on Tuesday, December 28, with its name a clear tribute to the former Serie A star.

It announced it's arrival onto the Glasgow pub scene with a simple post on opening day.

It stated: "Right, probably about time we opened. Pint."

Rose Reilly MBE's story is one that is not quite as simple - and it started right here in Ayrshire.

She grew up playing for local boys club side Stewarton United aged seven with short hair and under the guise of 'Ross'.

She was, in fact, once scouted by Celtic - before they found out she was a girl.

Rose also played with Stewarton Thistle Ladies and was part of the team that won the inaugural Scottish Cup in 1971.

Though in the 1970s, there was no way for a woman to be a professional footballer in the UK, so the then 17-year-old Reilly left Ayrshire to follow her dream.

The striker overcame the odds to succeed in a career that at the time when the Scottish FA declared football was not “a game for ladies”.

She started off with Reims in France, winning a league title, before moving to AC Milan. During her time in Italy, Reilly won eight Serie A titles, four Italian Cups and twice won the Golden Boot.

A huge hit, she was asked by the country’s president to play for the national team. She won the 1984 Women’s World Cup with her adopted country, which she captained, scoring in a 3-1 win in the final against West Germany.

She was named female world footballer of the year, and became a household name in Italy.

Rose went on to make 22 appearance for Italy, scoring 13 goals in the process.

She was never to achieve the same level of fame in Scotland, though, as the governing body behind Scottish women’s football banned Reilly from representing her country - reportedly for her move abroad.

She had earned ten caps with her country of birth prior to this.

The pub/bar named in her honour is situated on Albert Road in Govanhill - at the site of the former Hampden Bar.

It is also close to the site of the original Hampden Park, and is within 15 minutes of the current national stadium.

It adds to a growing list of recognitions bestowed on the former attacker, who will turn 68 on January 2.

Rose was inducted into the Scottish football hall of fame in 2007 and she was awarded her MBE back in 2020 in the Queen's honours list and was awarded an honourary degree at Glasgow Caledonian University in the same year.

This is not the first place named in her honour either, as back in March 2020 the Stewarton Sports Centre was re-opened as the Rose Reilly Sports Centre.