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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The Shamrock · Jun 17

Will quinn – medicine man

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

The Shamrock · Jun 17
The Celtic Star · May 17

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...

The Celtic Star · May 17
Into Football · Jun 10

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...

Into Football · Jun 10
VideoCelts · Apr 29

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...

VideoCelts · Apr 29

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...

VideoCelts · Feb 19

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...

VideoCelts · Feb 19

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

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 Celtic Star · Jan 29

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 Scotsman · Jan 15

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 Scotsman · Jan 15
The Celtic Star · Jan 10

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 10
The Scotsman · Mar 18

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...

The Scotsman · Mar 18

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 21, 2018
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 · Dec 5, 2018
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.

The Celtic Star · Nov 20, 2018
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...

Celtic FC · Nov 18, 2018
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 19, 2018
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