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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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 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
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
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

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 · 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
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 · 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...

The Celtic Star · Nov 17, 2018
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.

The Celtic Star · Oct 16, 2018
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.

History Bhoys Abroad · Sep 25, 2018
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 · Sep 16, 2018
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...

Sean McDon · Nov 9, 2018
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