Jim Young

Celtic hero Jim Young was born in Kilmarnock, Scotland on 10 January 1882. Died 4 September 1922, aged 40

Best known for playing as a right half for the highly successful Celtic side of the early 1900s, Young helped Celtic win fifteen trophies in total, comprising nine league championships and six Scottish Cups.

Young made one appearance for the Scotland national football team, against Ireland in 1906. He also represented the Scottish League XI six times.

Young’s career was ended by a knee injury suffered in 1916. He died in a motorcycle accident in his native Ayrshire, aged 40.

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The Celtic Star · Dec 5, 2019

David Potter pays the biggest compliment of them all to Scott Brown

I am surely paying the biggest compliment of them all to Scott Brown, when I compare him today to Sunny Jim Young, a man regarded by many as Celtic’s greatest ever captain and inspirational leader.

The Celtic Star · Oct 25, 2019

David Potter’s Seven Magnificently Random Celtic Stories continues

DAVID POTTER’S Seven Magnificently Random Celtic Stories continues this morning and as usual there are some fascinating tales her for you to enjoy 1.

The Celtic Star · Sep 4, 2018

Jim Craig – Celtic legend, ‘Sunny’ Jim Young

JIM YOUNG came into Celtic from Bristol Rovers in the summer of 1903 and soon stamped his authority on the team as a wing half, showing, strength, stamina and power, although the odd deft touch could be employed when necessary...

The Celtic Star · Apr 17, 2018

Found! Sunny Jim Young’s lost 6IAR Celtic medal from 1905-1910

SUNNY JIM YOUNG was part of Celtic’s Six in a Row between 1905 and 1910...

Not The View · Apr 11, 2016

Sunny Jim Young – Celtic Legend

David Potter’s other Celtic player biographies have included Jimmy Quinn, Jimmy Delaney, Patsy Gallacher and Bobby Murdoch...

The Shamrock · Feb 28, 2014

‘Tic Toons: Sunny Jim Young, Celtic Captain

Sunny Jim was Celtic’s captain a century ago when he led the team a League and Cup double...

Jim Craig CSC · Sep 4, 2012

If You Know The History: 4th September: Jim Young

4th September Jim Young Jim Young came into Celtic from Bristol Rovers in the summer of 1903 and soon stamped his authority on the team as a wing half, showing, strength, stamina and power, although the odd deft touch could be employed when necessary. Iro...

Jim Craig CSC · Oct 1, 2011

Jim Young

Whenever fans talk about the Celtic greats through the decades, it is an unfortunate fact that those from the early days get least attention...

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