Jimmy Delaney

Read all the news about Celtic hero Jimmy Delaney. Jimmy Delaney was born in Cleland (Lanarkshire), Scotland on 3 February 1914. Died 26 September 1989, aged 75

Delaney joined Celtic on provisional forms in 1933 from Stoneyburn Juniors, signing a permanent contract the following year. He spent 13 years with the Glasgow club, making 305 appearances in all competitions. Delaney suffered the misfortune of a badly broken arm in a home game against Arbroath in April 1939. The injury sustained being further exacerbated by the opposition player Attilio Becchi, who was apparently a Celtic fan, accidentally stepping on Delaney’s arm. Delaney’s torn football shirt was sold for £564 at Christie’s in 2002.

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The Celtic Star · Aug 18

Jim Craig – Jimmy Delaney, a shining light for Celtic fans in those tough years

When Celtic met Hearts at Tynecastle on this day in 1934 in a league match, it turned out to be a rather disappointing affair with a 0-0 scoreline, the only redeeming feature the promising play of Celtic’s outside-right, one Jimmy Delaney, making his first-team debut...

The Celtic Star · Aug 18
The Celtic Star · Mar 12

Exactly 50 years apart on this day, two big ‘Glasgow Derby’ wins for Celtic, watch the 1988 highlights

ON THIS DAY IN 1938 Celtic went to Firhill to beat Partick Thistle 6-1 with goals from Johnny Crum, Johnny Divers, Frank Murphy, Chic Geatons and two from Jimmy Delaney...

The Celtic Star · Mar 12
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...

Not The View · Apr 11, 2016
Jim Craig CSC · Dec 14, 2011

Jimmy Delaney

The photograph shows Celtic’s biggest star of the 2nd World War years – Jimmy Delaney – under pressure from a regular opponent, Jock ‘Tiger’ Shaw of Rangers...

Jim Craig CSC · Dec 14, 2011
History Bhoys Abroad · Nov 25, 2017

History Bhoys Abroad – 42 – Jimmy Delaney

We are now well into our forties and we delve back to that decade and before to bring you another influential player from our past...

History Bhoys Abroad · Nov 25, 2017
Celtic FC · Oct 14, 2013

Malky MacDonald was a Celtic great in any language

AS one of the many trophies on display in Paradise, the Empire Exhibition Trophy helps to tell the story of a player once described by Jimmy Delaney as the “greatest he’d ever seen...

Celtic FC · Oct 14, 2013
Jim Craig CSC · May 29, 2013

Empire Exhibition Trophy – Part 7 – 29th May 1938

Two games played, two Scots teams – Celtic and Aberdeen – through to the semi-finals...

Jim Craig CSC · May 29, 2013
The Shamrock · Mar 2, 2014

‘Tic Toons – Jimmy Delaney

One of the greatest and most popular Celts ever, Cleland bhoy Jimmy Delaney was also one of the most talented ball players ever to don the Hoops.

The Shamrock · Mar 2, 2014
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