Jimmy McColl

Celtic hero Jimmy McColl was born in Glasgow on 14 December 1892. Died 7 March 1978, aged 85

McColl was born in Glasgow and played for Anderson Thornbank and St Anthony’s before joining Celtic in 1913. He became a prolific scorer in the Scottish First Division helping the “Bhoys” team to win the title five times in his seven seasons at Celtic Park as well as a Scottish Cup in 1913–14.

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The Celtic Star · Oct 18, 2018

Jim Craig – “The Sniper” at work! Jimmy McColl scored 123 goals in 169 matches for Celtic

On this day in 1913, centre-forward Jimmy McColl, who had come in from St Anthony’s two years previously, made his first-team debut against Dundee at Celtic Park.

The Celtic Star · Aug 9, 2018

Jim Craig – Trooper Joe Cassidy, Celtic’s hotshot

After the long and wonderful career of the ‘Iron Man’ – Jimmy Quinn, 331 outings, 216 goals – and the shorter but equally successful period when Jimmy McColl was front man – 169 appearances, 123 goals -the next incumbent at centre-forward – Joe Cassidy – was going to have a hard time matching up...

The Celtic Star · Mar 7, 2018

Willie Lyon was an inspired signing by Willie Maley, Jimmy McColl stuck to the task of replacing the great Jimmy Quinn

In the early and mid-1930s, Celtic were struggling a little defensively...

ARCSC · May 21, 2013

If You Know Your History: ONE OF THE GREATEST

One of Celtics goalscorers Jimmy McColl 1914 is, of course, a dark year in the history of the world for what was to start in August...

Jim Craig CSC · Aug 9, 2012

If You Know The History – 9th August Joe Cassidy

After the long and wonderful career of the ‘Iron Man’ – Jimmy Quinn, 331 outings, 216 goals – and the shorter but successful period when Jimmy McColl was front man – 169 appearances, 123 goals -the next incumbent at centre-forward – Joe Cassid...

Jim Craig CSC · Jan 31, 2012

If You Know The History – 31st January Jimmy McColl’s last game 1920

For any player, the least comfortable role to take over is replacing a man who was an obvious star in the position.

ARCSC · Jan 11, 2012

On this day in Celtic’s history … January 11th

SATURDAY 11 JANUARY 1919 A crowd of 16,000 see Celtic beat Clydebank 3-1 at Parkhead with goals from Jimmy McColl, Joe Dodds and Joe Cassidy...

Jim Craig CSC · Oct 17, 2011

If You Know The History: 18th October 1913

Jimmy McColl debut On this day in 1913, centre-forward Jimmy McColl, who had come in from St Anthony’s two years previously, made his first-team debut against Dundee at Celtic Park. It was a tough period to be Celtic’s front man...

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