Jimmy Delaney

Celtic hero 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 Shamrock · Jun 17, 2019

Will quinn – medicine man

Will Quinn was a fixture at Celtic Park for almost three decades...

The Celtic Star · Jun 1, 2019

Hundreds gather to celebrate the life and times of Celtic legend Jimmy Delaney

MANY HUNDREDS of Celtic Supporters gathered today at Cambusnethan Graveyard in Wishaw to celebrate the life of one of Celtic’s finest ever players Jimmy Delaney...

The Celtic Star · May 31, 2019

Empire Exhibition Cup and The Great Jimmy Delaney, ‘the best player of pure football that Celtic had ever had’

“In 38 there was a show Glasgow was the place to go A model of the tower was football’s prize England sent four of the best They didn’t meet with much success For the trophy ended up at Paradise” 1938 was a strange year in Great Britain...

The Celtic Star · May 31, 2019

Celtic 1937-38 Champions – Our ‘devastating forward line’ of Jimmy Delaney, MacDonald, Crum, Divers and Murphy

In 1937 Celtic failed to repeat their success of 1936 in the Scottish League, but had more than ample compensation in the famous win in the Scottish Cup final against Aberdeen on the occasion that Hampden held its record crowd – and those who were there insist that there was an awful lot more there...

The Celtic Star · May 31, 2019

In 1937, ‘Celtic had some great players, Jimmy Delaney on the right wing was as good as one would get,’ David Potter

SCOTLAND’S (and Glasgow’s in particular) love of the game of football surprised even its own devotees in spring 1937...

The Celtic Star · May 31, 2019

Celtic 1935-36 – McGrory, McGrory Hallelujah, Jimmy Delaney’s hat-trick against Rangers

The late 1920s and early 1930s had not been happy years for Celtic.

The Celtic Star · May 31, 2019

Watch Jimmy Delaney score two goals for Scotland to defeat Nazi Germany at Ibrox

JIMMY DELANEY is one of the many Celtic players of whom one must occasionally ask the question “Could this all possibly be true?” His career needs to be studied in detail before one can then pinch oneself and say “Yes, this is true!

The Celtic Star · May 31, 2019

Celebrate the life of legendary wing wizard Jimmy Delaney with Celtic Graves Society

CELTIC GRAVES SOCIETY will tomorrow meet to celebrate the life of a true Celtic Star, the legendary wing wizard Jimmy Delaney and YOU are invited.

The Celtic Star · Mar 12, 2019

Celtic in Glasgow Derby dramas Fifty Years Apart

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 · Aug 18, 2018

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 · Mar 12, 2018

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...

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...

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 · 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.

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...

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 · 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...

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