Nicknamed “Napoleon” due to an apparent resemblance to Napoleon Bonaparte, James McMenemy began his career playing for junior team Rutherglen Glencairn, leaving in 1902 to become part of the Celtic team that won six league titles in a row between season 1903-04 and season 1909-10. He was also part of the team that defeated Rangers 3-2 in the 1904 Scottish Cup Final after being down 2-0. In 1920, aged forty, McMenemy left Celtic and joined Partick Thistle where, in April 1921, he helped them to their one and only Scottish Cup victory, beating Rangers 1-0. McMenemy won seven Scottish Cup medals altogether – in 1904, 1907, 1908, 1911, 1912, 1914 and 1921. He also played 12 times for the Scotland national team, scoring 5 goals and also represented the Scottish League XI 13 times, scoring twice.
Celtic hero Jimmy McMenemy was born in Rutherglen, Scotland on 23 August 1880, and passed away on 23 June 1965, aged 84.
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