Jimmy McGrory

Celtic Legend Jimmy McGrory was born in Garngad, Glasgow on 26 April 1904, and passed away on 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.

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Not The View · Sep 11

The Cup That Never Cheered – Part 2

Sandy McMahon: The one and only ‘Duke’ led the way for Jimmy Quinn, Jimmy McGrory and Henrik Larsson

The Celtic Star · Aug 26

A supporter who lived his dream, Pat McCluskey of the Celtic

The Celtic Star · Jul 15

“Tell me the old, old story, A hat-trick for McGrory,” Celtic’s forgotten songs

Jason Lawson with A Celtic State of Mind

Hoops History: Celtic’s ‘Mermaid’, Jimmy McGrory

Transfer Tavern · May 11

These Celtic fans are all saying exactly the same thing about 472-goal icon Jimmy McGrory

Transfer Tavern · Apr 27

‘Time for a statue’, ‘Greatest Celt ever’ – These Celtic fans heap praise on 472-goal ex-ace

Birthday Bhoy Bertie and the Day Celtic Broke His Heart

The Celtic Star · Mar 17

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

ACSOM · Mar 16

Harry Hood – A legend on and off the pitch.

Celtic FC · Mar 10

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

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

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

ACSOM · Feb 26

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

The Celtic Star · Jan 14

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

VideoCelts · Dec 17, 2019

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

VideoCelts · Nov 18, 2019

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

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

The Shamrock · Jun 17, 2019

Will quinn – medicine man

Into Football · Jun 10, 2019

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

The Celtic Star · May 31, 2019

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

The Celtic Star · May 17, 2019

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

VideoCelts · Apr 29, 2019

Brian McClair’s touching tribute to Lisbon Lion Stevie Chalmers

Celtic Quick News · Apr 24, 2019

Lisbon’s real and vibrant history

The Celtic Star · Apr 4, 2019

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

Celtic Quick News · Mar 24, 2019

Birthday Bhoy Bertie and the Day Celtic Broke His Heart

The Celtic Star · Mar 19, 2019

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

The Scotsman · Mar 18, 2019

The Celtic legend’s goalscoring record Lionel Messi surpassed

Sean McDon · Mar 13, 2019

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

VideoCelts · Feb 19, 2019

Hartson makes amazing Scott Brown claim

The Celtic Star · Feb 1, 2019

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

The Celtic Star · Jan 29, 2019

Jim Craig – Jimmy Walsh, Celtic’s goalscoring hero

The Scotsman · Jan 15, 2019

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

The Celtic Star · Jan 10, 2019

Jim Craig – Jimmy McGrory was in scintillating form

The Celtic Star · Jan 5, 2019

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

The Celtic Star · Jan 4, 2019

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

The Celtic Star · Dec 21, 2018

Jim Craig’s Celtic Festive Moments – Number 2

The Celtic Star · Dec 19, 2018

Jim Craig – Celtic’s Star Peter Scarff

The Celtic Star · Dec 5, 2018

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

The Celtic Star · Nov 20, 2018

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

Celtic FC · Nov 18, 2018

Saltcoats to honour its most famous Bhoy with statue unveiling

The Celtic Star · Nov 17, 2018

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

Sean McDon · Nov 9, 2018

The Garngad Irish: Open to One and All

The Celtic Star · Oct 16, 2018

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

History Bhoys Abroad · Sep 25, 2018

History Bhoys Abroad – 48 – The Racing Club Ties

The Celtic Star · Sep 16, 2018

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

The Celtic Star · Aug 28, 2018

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

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