Jimmy McGrory

Celtic Legend Jimmy McGrory was born in Garngad, Glasgow on 26 April 1904. Died 20 October 1982, aged 78

McGrory is the all-time leading goalscorer in top-flight British football with a total of 485 goals (408 Scottish League/77 Scottish Cup), he also scored 53 goals in secondary cup competitions, 6 goals for the Scotland international side and another 6 goals for the Scottish League XI. McGrory is a legendary figure within Celtic’s history, he is our top scorer of all time, with 469 goals in 448 games and holds the record for the most goals in a season, with 57 League and Scottish Cup goals from 39 games, in season 1926–27. He has also notched up a British top-flight record of 55 hat-tricks, 48 coming in League games and 7 from Scottish Cup ties. It could be argued he in fact scored 56, as he hit 8 goals in a Scottish League game against Dunfermline in 1928, also a British top-flight record.

Birthday Bhoy Bertie and the Day Celtic Broke His Heart

LISBON LION Bertie Auld celebrated his 82nd birthday yesterday by sharing his memories of his first day at Celtic and meeting the wonderful Jimmy McGrory, who was manager at the time...

The Celtic Star · Mar 17

“Erin’s Green Valleys,” David Potter on the Celtic version of St Patrick’s Hymn

We received this email this morning for a reader of The Celtic Star, Tom Cloherty Given it’s St Patrick’s Day, a piece on 1925 SCSF “when Jimmy McGrory Put Celtic One Up” in 5-0 win v the extinct club...

ACSOM · Mar 16

Harry Hood – A legend on and off the pitch.

Before the arrival of Jock Stein at Celtic Park in March 1965, the club under the management of Jimmy McGrory attempted to sign Harry Hood from Clyde in November 1964...

Celtic FC · Mar 10

Jock Stein’s first game as manager of Celtic – 55 years ago today

THE month of March, 1965 could be described as the making of the modern-day Celtic...

Jock Stein, Celtic’s 4th and greatest ever manager

Writing on The Celtic Star to years ago today Lisbon Lion Jim Craig had this to say about Jock Stein On this day in 1965, Jimmy McGrory was relieved of his post as manager of Celtic...

The Celtic Star of the Decade – 1920-1929, The 550 Goal Jimmy McGrory

ON THURSDAY we started a new series on The Celtic Star.

ACSOM · Feb 26

Bertie Auld with A Celtic State of Mind – Memories of Neilly Mochan

Bertie Auld was speaking to Paul John Dykes: I was fortunate to sign for Jimmy McGrory in 1955.

The Celtic Star · Jan 14

Christchurch CSC to welcome Cairney, McGrory’s 8 from 9, Birmingham get £12k for ‘Ten Thirty’

CELTIC played Dunfermline on this day in 1928 and won the league match by an incredible scoreline of 9-0...

VideoCelts · Dec 17, 2019

Amazing! Iconic Larsson and Burns images added to the ultimate Celtic sleeve

Earlier this year images of Billy McNeill, Paul McStay, Danny McGrain and Jimmy McGrory were etched onto a sleeve with Larsson and Burns adding to the memories...

VideoCelts · Nov 18, 2019

Video: Maley and McNeill added to the greatest ever Celtic tattoo sleeve

Mark from Paisley, now in Queensland has just added iconic images of Willie Maley and Billy McNeill to his left arm- just above Jimmy McGrory, Paul McStay and Danny McGrain...

The Celtic Star · Aug 23, 2019

Willie Maley v Jimmy McGrory. If you know the history – Celtic at birth, 50 & 100: Part 11 – August 1938

If you know the history – Celtic at birth, 50 & 100: Part 11 – August 1938 Exactly fifty years after 20-year-old wing-half William Patrick Maley starred in the inaugural Celtic side who competed in our first tournament, the Glasgow International Exhibition Cup of 1888, the by-now elderly manager led his side into what would...

The Shamrock · Jun 17, 2019

Will quinn – medicine man

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

Into Football · Jun 10, 2019

Declan McConville with A Celtic State of Mind – Harry Hood: A legend on and off the pitch

Before the arrival of Jock Stein at Celtic Park in March 1965, the club under the management of Jimmy McGrory attempted to sign Harry Hood from Clyde in November 1964...

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 17, 2019

If you know the history – Celtic at birth, 50 & 100, Part 2 – May 1938

May 1938. For most of the month, Celtic were inactive, having clinched a 19th League title at Love Street on Saturday, 23 April, with a 3-1 win over St Mirren...

VideoCelts · Apr 29, 2019

Brian McClair’s touching tribute to Lisbon Lion Stevie Chalmers

In 393 Celtic appearances he scored 228 goals making him the fourth highest scorer in the club’s history with only Jimmy McGrory, Bobby Lennox and Henrik Larsson scoring more...

Celtic Quick News · Apr 24, 2019

Lisbon’s real and vibrant history

For me, growing up in the 70s and 80s, there are two periods of Celtic history, Before Lisbon and After Lisbon.

The Celtic Star · Apr 4, 2019

John Caldwell, The Belfast bhoy who impressed Jimmy McGrory and conquered the boxing world

In May 2016, Belfast City Council unveiled a statue in honour of the late great John Caldwell.

Celtic Quick News · Mar 24, 2019

Birthday Bhoy Bertie and the Day Celtic Broke His Heart

LISBON LION Bertie Auld celebrated his 81st birthday yesterday by sharing his memories of his first day at Celtic and meeting the wonderful Jimmy McGrory, who was manager at the time...

The Celtic Star · Mar 19, 2019

‘Has Messi ever scored 8 goals in one game like the great Jimmy McGrory?’

“IF YOU KNOW YOUR HISTORY’ and Barcelona certain do.

The Scotsman · Mar 18, 2019

The Celtic legend’s goalscoring record Lionel Messi surpassed

Lionel Messi’s incredible hat-trick for Barcelona on Sunday night saw him surpass Celtic legend Jimmy McGrory...

Sean McDon · Mar 13, 2019

Real Celtic Men and Loyalty: The Tale of Jimmy McGrory and Jimmy McGovern

Loyalty to a cause which is greater than the career of the self.

VideoCelts · Feb 19, 2019

Hartson makes amazing Scott Brown claim

You talk about Henrik Larsson and Jimmy Johnstone, Paul McStay, Jimmy McGrory, the Lisbon Lions and Billy McNeill, but for me Scott Brown has joined the list of legends at Celtic Park...

The Celtic Star · Feb 1, 2019

Jim Craig – Jimmy McGrory (2), Bertie Thomson, Alec Thomson and Peter Scarff all scored

This Scottish Cup match was First Division versus Second Division, so no Celtic fan was expecting anything other than a comfortable win for the Hoops...

The Celtic Star · Jan 29, 2019

Jim Craig – Jimmy Walsh, Celtic’s goalscoring hero

At this time of season 1954-55, Celtic were in 2nd place in the league table, six points behind Aberdeen but also six points ahead of their opponents that afternoon, Hearts...

The Scotsman · Jan 15, 2019

Lionel Messi closing in on Celtic legend’s goal record for Barcelona

Lionel Messi has Celtic legend Jimmy McGrory in his goalscoring sights, almost 100 years after the Hoops icon made his debut...

The Celtic Star · Jan 10, 2019

Jim Craig – Jimmy McGrory was in scintillating form

On this day in 1931, the players from East Fife arrived at Celtic Park for a league match.

The Celtic Star · Jan 5, 2019

Jim Craig – Paddy Connolly, known as the ‘greyhound’, got the first

At the turn of the year 1924/25, Celtic were going through a bad spell...

The Celtic Star · Jan 4, 2019

Jim Craig – The 7-0 win was a relief to manager Jimmy McGrory

Celtic had had a poor time at the New Year period of 1964, falling 1-0 to Rangers at home, then drawing 1-all with Third Lanark, both Jim Brogan and John Cushley getting rare run-outs in that game at Cathkin...

The Celtic Star · Dec 21, 2018

Jim Craig’s Celtic Festive Moments – Number 2

When the Celtic and Aberdeen players ran out on to the field at Celtic Park on this day in 1935 for a league match, the crowd was full of anticipation...

The Celtic Star · Dec 19, 2018

Jim Craig – Celtic’s Star Peter Scarff

A routine league match at Celtic Park, on this day in 1931, the Bhoys proving far too strong for the visitors from the east.

The Celtic Star · Dec 5, 2018

Jim Craig – Remembering Willie Lyon, Celtic’s Military Cross winning War Hero

Celtic won the Scottish Cup twice in the early years of the 1930s, both times against Motherwell and both matches at Hampden...

The Celtic Star · Nov 20, 2018

Jim Craig – Bryan Robson’s testimonial, Manchester United 1-3 Celtic

The stars of yester-year like Jimmy Quinn, Patsy Gallagher or Jimmy McGrory usually received a benefit match for their long service.

Celtic FC · Nov 18, 2018

Saltcoats to honour its most famous Bhoy with statue unveiling

BOBBY Lennox is one of Celtic’s greatest players, part of Jock Stein’s famous Lisbon Lions side that won the European Cup in 1967...

The Celtic Star · Nov 17, 2018

Jim Craig – Six goals for Dixie Deans as Jimmy McGrory watched

The record for the highest-ever goals tally in one game by a Celtic player belongs to Jimmy McGrory, who scored 8 when Celtic beat Dunfermline Athletic 9-0 at a rain-swept Parkhead on 14 January 1928...

Sean McDon · Nov 9, 2018

The Garngad Irish: Open to One and All

Along with opening itself up to the vulnerable migrant classes of the 19th Century and providing a home to one of Glasgow’s most beloved Catholic parishes, St Rochs, the Garngad has also given us Jimmy McGrory...

The Celtic Star · Oct 16, 2018

Jim Craig – Two of the greatest ever Celtic stars, Jimmy McGrory and Tommy Gemmell

By season 1937/38, the pressures of being the main man in the Celtic forward line were beginning to take their toll on Jimmy McGrory.

History Bhoys Abroad · Sep 25, 2018

History Bhoys Abroad – 48 – The Racing Club Ties

On episode 48, we zoom into the infamous ties against the rough and tough Argentine side, Racing Club.

The Celtic Star · Sep 16, 2018

Jim Craig – Future Celtic chairman Desmond White and Jimmy McGrory’s last ever Celtic goal

By season 1937/38, the pressures of being the main man in the Celtic forward line were beginning to take their toll on Jimmy McGrory.

The Celtic Star · Aug 28, 2018

‘Jimmy McGrory’s 50th Celtic hat-trick,’ Jim Craig

The statistics of Jimmy McGrory’s career with Celtic are almost mind-boggling, such as 472 goals in 445 matches, an average of more than a goal a game, an incredible tally that was rewarded with a meagre total of 7 Scottish caps...

The Celtic Star · Aug 28, 2018

Jim Craig – Jimmy McGrory’s 50th Celtic hat-trick

The statistics of Jimmy McGrory’s career with Celtic are almost mind-boggling, such as 472 goals in 445 matches, an average of more than a goal a game, an incredible tally that was rewarded with a meagre total of 7 Scottish caps...

The Celtic Star · Aug 13, 2018

Jim Craig: Willie Maley v Jimmy McGrory as Celtic win 9-1

On this day, in 1938, Celtic played host to Kilmarnock at Parkhead.

The Celtic Star · Aug 13, 2018

Jim Craig – Willie Maley v Jimmy McGrory as Celtic win 9-1

On this day, in 1938, Celtic played host to Kilmarnock at Parkhead.

The Celtic Star · Jul 24, 2018

Jim Craig: Jimmy McGrory appointed Celtic manager

Jimmy McGrory retired from the playing side of the game in 1937, making his last appearance in the Hoops on 16 October.

The Celtic Star · Jul 24, 2018

Jim Craig – Jimmy McGrory appointed Celtic manager

Jimmy McGrory retired from the playing side of the game in 1937, making his last appearance in the Hoops on 16 October.

The Celtic Star · Jul 18, 2018

“Tell me the old, old story, A hat-trick for McGrory,” the forgotten songs of our grandfathers

We received this message yesterday from Gerard McGonigle relating to his early memories of his Celtic supporting dad singing a song about Jimmy McGrory.

Evening Times · Jun 17, 2018

Living in the shadow of The Mighty Atom: Grandson Kevin on Celtic legend Patsy Gallacher, 65 years on from his death

SIXTY-FIVE years ago today, one of the select few who could justifiably lay claim to the title of Celtic’s greatest ever player, died...

Herald Scotland · Jun 17, 2018

Living in the shadow of The Mighty Atom: Grandson Kevin on Celtic legend Patsy Gallacher, 65 years on from his death

SIXTY-FIVE years ago today, one of the select few who could justifiably lay claim to the title of Celtic’s greatest ever player, died...

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