Charlie Tully

Celtic hero Charlie Tully was born in Belfast on 11 July 1924. Died 27 July 1971, aged 47

Tully signed for Celtic from Belfast Celtic on 28 June 1948. He played his debut match at Inside-left at home against Morton on 14 August in a 0-0 draw. He played a total of 319 matches for Celtic, scoring 47 goals, throughout his career, which spanned 11 years.

Charlie’s skill quickly earned him the reputation as a Celtic great after an outstanding performance against Rangers in a 3-1 victory at Celtic Park where it was reported ‘Tully dribbled about almost at will.’ ‘..The miraculous Irishman bewildered, badgered…. mesmerised Rangers..’ This catapulted Tully to the status of cult hero and the beginning of ‘Tully Mania’ when Tully cocktails were sold in pubs; Tully ties in shops and green Tully ice cream in cafes.

The Shamrock · Mar 11

Issue 6 of The Shamrock – OUT NOW!

Issue 6 of the Celtic retro fanzine The Shamrock is now on sale.

The Celtic Blog · Jul 11, 2019

Celtic After The War: Celebrating The Life Of Charlie Tully

Following the celebrations of VE Day in May 1945 affairs in Britain quickly returned to a semblance of normality and the Scottish Football Association had sufficiently regrouped in time for league football to return to Scotland for the start of the 1946-47 season...

The Celtic Star · Jul 11, 2019

When The Pope met a Celtic Star, ‘Who is that fella standing beside Charlie Tully?’

CHARLIE TULLY was born on this day in 1924 in Belfast.

Celtic Quick News · Apr 24, 2019

Lisbon’s real and vibrant history

For me, growing up in the 70s and 80s, there are two periods of Celtic history, Before Lisbon and After Lisbon.

A Celtic State of Mind · Sep 28, 2018

Hugh Keevins with A Celtic State of Mind

A Celtic State of Mind was recently named as the UK’s Best Football Podcast at the prestigious 2018 Football Blogging Awards.

The Celtic Star · Sep 17, 2018

Jim Craig – Remembering Celtic’s Jackie Millsopp

After short spells with Blantyre Celtic and Fraserburgh, utility player Jackie Millsopp joined Celtic in September 1948, spending the next few seasons as a reserve team player, standing in occasionally when required for the likes of Charlie Tully at outside-right, Joe Baillie in the left half position, Bobby Evans in the right-half role he assumed...

The Celtic Star · Sep 2, 2018

Jim Craig – Charlie Tully released by Celtic

Charlie Tully joined Celtic from Belfast Celtic on 28 June 1948 and over the following eleven years made 319 appearances in the Hoops, scoring 47 goals.

The Celtic Star · Jul 11, 2018

Jim Craig: Jerome Solis and Charlie Tully

Jerome Solis, often described as Celtic’s first Jewish player, signed full forms for the club on this day in 1931 after spells with Woodside Rovers, Dennistoun Amateurs and Maryhill Hibs...

The Celtic Star · Jul 11, 2018

Jim Craig – Jerome Solis and Charlie Tully

Jerome Solis, often described as Celtic’s first Jewish player, signed full forms for the club on this day in 1931 after spells with Woodside Rovers, Dennistoun Amateurs and Maryhill Hibs...

The Celtic Star · Mar 7, 2018

Had he stayed he would have been talked about in the same breath as Charlie Tully or Patsy Gallagher

SINCE 1921, Ibrox on New Year’s Day had been a bogey...

Celtic Quick News · Oct 10, 2017

Charlie Tully, Celtic’s Cheeky Chappie

CHARLIE TULLY starred for Celtic in the League Cup Final on 19th October 1957, 60 years ago this month!

Not The View · Jan 18, 2017

When Charlie Tully Scored From A Corner in the Scottish Cup – Twice!

Celtic were drawn to play Falkirk at Brockville in the third round of the Scottish Cup during season 1952-53, a tie that was played on February 21st...

The Shamrock · Mar 7, 2014

Art of The Celts 3 – The Charlie Tully Mural, West Belfast

For many decades, murals have dominated the urban landscape of Belfast.

The Shamrock · Feb 17, 2014

Celtic Book Review: Charlie Tully – ‘Passed to You’

Grafitti on the wall – it says he’s magic, he’s magic!

The Celtic Blog · Aug 13, 2013

Charlie Tully: Looking Back at One of Celtic FC’s Greatest

A Brief Overview of a Storied Career It can’t be denied that the Celtic football club has been home to some of the most illustrious and colourful players to grace the Scottish Premier League...

Jim Craig CSC · Jul 11, 2012

If You Know The History – 11th July Charlie Tully born

On this day in 1924, Charlie Tully was born in Belfast, the second of what would be twelve children. After five years with Belfast Celtic, Tully came to Celtic in the summer of 1948 and had an immediate impact, the attendances immediately rising with eac...

ARCSC · Jan 8, 2012

On this day in Celtic’s history … January 8th

SATURDAY 8 JANUARY 1955 24,518 see a tight game at Rugby Park, Kilmarnock in which Celtic emerge victorious 2-1 thanks to an own goal and a strike from Charlie Tully...

Celtic Underground · Jul 28, 2011

Podcast 148: Tom Campbell Talks Writing Celtic History, Tully & Lennon

Part two of our celebration of Charlie Tully sees noted Celtic historian Tom Campbell join Eddie this week.

Celtic Underground · Jul 24, 2011

Podcast 147: Belfast Celtic Society Celebrates Charlie Tully

The Belfast Celtic Society take over the podcast this week as we celebrate the life of Celtic’s Cheeky Chappie – Charlie Tully.

· Jan 21, 2011

Charlie Tully gets us underway

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