Jimmy McGrory

Read all the news about Celtic Legend Jimmy McGrory. 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.

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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

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.

The Celtic Star · Nov 20
Celtic FC · Nov 18

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...

Celtic FC · Nov 18
The Celtic Star · Nov 17

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...

The Celtic Star · Nov 17
The Celtic Star · Oct 16

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.

The Celtic Star · Oct 16

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

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 · Sep 16
The Celtic Star · Aug 28

‘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
The Celtic Star · Aug 28

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 28
The Celtic Star · Jul 24

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
The Celtic Star · Jul 24

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
The Celtic Star · Jul 18

“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.

The Celtic Star · Jul 18
Evening Times · Jun 17

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...

Evening Times · Jun 17
Herald Scotland · Jun 17

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

Garngad and the Celtic: Open To All

Along with opening itself up to expansion 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 family’s once in a lifetime talent of superhero proportions, a quick read at John Cairney’s...

The Celtic Star · Apr 18

Jim Craig’s 7am start: Jimmy McGrory’s penalty almost hit corner flag!

Thanks to Celtic winning the all-British tournament – the Empire Exhibition Trophy – in 1938, supporters tend to over-glamorise the successes of the club in the 1930s...

The Celtic Star · Apr 18

Exclusive! the Day Celtic Broke My Heart: by Bertie Auld

I CELEBRATED my 80th birthday yesterday by sharing my memories of my first day at Celtic and meeting the wonderful Jimmy McGrory, who was manager at the time...

The Celtic Star · Mar 23

CELTIC TALES OF THE RETROSPECTIVE with Bertie Auld: ‘Remember the 1957 cup final? Who did we beat 7-1?’

I was fortunate to sign for Jimmy McGrory in 1955. The reserve-team coach at that time was a guy called George Paterson, and either Willie or Jimmy McStay used to come up and help us with training...

The Celtic Star · Mar 23
Sean McDon · Nov 9

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...

Sean McDon · Nov 9
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