Alec Thomson

Celtic hero Alec Thomson was born in Buckhaven, Fife on 14 June 1902. Died 12 November 1975, aged 73

Thomson signed for the Hoops from Wellesley Juniors in 1922 and would go to make 451 appearances until he departed the club 12 years later for Dunfermline.

He found the net 101 times during this period, making him part of a select band of Celtic players to have scored over a century of goals for the club.

Boasting excellent control, passing ability and vision, he was also a regular source of supply for the likes of Jimmy McGrory, something acknowledged by the goalscoring great himself.

Although his achievements were eclipsed by more celebrated Celtic contemporaries like McGrory and Patsy Gallacher, he was certainly a talented individual and one valued by manager Willie Maley, a fact indicated by the amount of games he played for the club.

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The Celtic Star · Feb 1, 2019

Jim Craig – Jimmy McGrory (2), Bertie Thomson, Alec Thomson and Peter Scarff all scored

This Scottish Cup match was First Division versus Second Division, so no Celtic fan was expecting anything other than a comfortable win for the Hoops...

The Celtic Star · Apr 23, 2018

Jim Craig’s 7am start: Alec Thomson, a Celtic legend

Alec Thomson was born in 1901. As a young man, he rose up the football ranks, eventually signing for Wellesley Juniors in Fife – the same club which produced John Thomson a few years later – where he appeared more often than not at outside-right...

History Bhoys Abroad · Sep 5, 2017

History Bhoys Abroad – 35 – Alec Thomson

The History Bhoys Abroad are on episode 35 and today we present a player profile of someone who racked up 451 appearances for Glasgow’s finest as well as scoring 101 goals...

Celtic FC · Jun 14, 2012

On this day: Alec Thomson

ALEC Thomson, one of Celtic´s most potent attacking players in the first half of the 20th century, was born on this day in 1901...

Jim Craig CSC · Apr 23, 2012

If You Know The History: 23rd April 1934 Alec Thomson’s last match for Celtic

23rd April 1934 Alec Thomson’s last match for Celtic Alec Thomson was born in 1901...

ARCSC · Jan 14, 2012

On this day in Celtic’s history … January 14th

SATURDAY 14 JANUARY 1928 Jimmy McGrory scores a phenomenal tally of eight goals in a 9-0 demolition of Dunfermline Athletic at Parkhead.

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