Dan Doyle

Celtic hero Dan Doyle was born in Renfrew, Paisley on 16 September 1864. Died 8 April 1918, aged 53

Arguably Celtic’s first real superstar, Dan Doyle was the pin-up boy who was lured from English champions Everton in 1891 to become a sensation in Glasgow. Born in Paisley, Dan played with Hibernian and Grimsby among others, before finally landing at Celtic. He was delighted to play for the club and, along with Jimmy Kelly, set high standards on the pitch. Off the field, Doyle sometimes courted controversy, but there was no denying his talent or appeal. With him in the team, crowds flocked to see Celtic and he took over as captain in time to lead the club to the Scottish league title in 1898.

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Glasgow Live · Oct 12, 2019

Old firm legends medals sell at sporting auction for thousands of pounds

Rangers legend Derek Johnstone’s Scottish Cup winner’s medal was up for auction as well as a medal presented to Celtic great Dan Doyle in 1893...

The Celtic Blog · Mar 1, 2019

Over And Over: Whoever Comes And Goes, Celtic Goes Ever Onward.

To the east of Celtic Park, just off the London Road, lies St Peter’s Cemetery.

The Celtic Star · Aug 10, 2018

Jim Craig – Celtic steal Everton’s star left back

The move by Dan Doyle on this day in 1891 from Everton to Celtic was rather an unusual one.

Celtic FC · Aug 10, 2014

Dan Doyle – Celtic’s first superstar

IT was on this day, August 10, 1891 that one of the all-time Celtic legends signed for the club when Dan Doyle moved from Everton to the East End of Glasgow...

The Shamrock · Mar 7, 2014

‘Tic Toons – Dan Doyle 1894

The club was only a few years old when this cartoon appeared.

Daily Record · Nov 6, 2010

Fans unveil memorial to Celtic legend Dan Doyle over 90 years after his death

HE was Scottish football’s original hellraiser – a hard-drinking gambler and womaniser who made today’s bad boys seem like choirboys.

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