Jimmy McMenemy

Celtic hero Jimmy McMenemy was born in Rutherglen, Scotland on 23 August 1880, and passed away on 23 June 1965, aged 84.

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.

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Celtic Fanzine · Jul 31

Unsung Hero John Mcmenemy

The Celt · Jun 28

E.A.MacBride’s War Diaries [Aug 1917- May 1918]

The Celt · Jun 26

E.A.MacBride’s War Diaries [Aug 1914-June 1915]

The Celt · Jun 22

Eugene MacBride’s Celtic Diaries [Aug 1910-May 1911]

The Celtic Star · May 11

The Incredible Story of Celtic Legend Jimmy Delaney

The Celt · May 7

The incredible story of Jimmy Delaney

The Celtic Star · Apr 27

McMenemy junior – It is never easy to be the son of a famous father

The Celtic Star · Apr 18

Jimmy ‘Napoleon’ McMenemy – The Celtic Star in 5-1 Scottish Cup Final win over St Mirren

Celtic FC · Apr 1

Celtic View celebrates our greatest goalscorers – Jimmy McMenemy

The Celtic Star of the Decade – 1930-1939, The Trainer, Jimmy “Napoleon” McMenemy

ACSOM · Dec 17, 2019

The 500 Club with A Celtic State of Mind – Martin Donaldson’s Tribute to Celtic’s Napoleon, Jimmy McMenemy

The Shamrock · Jun 17, 2019

Will quinn – medicine man

The Celtic Star · Apr 18, 2019

‘Let’s talk about Napoleon!’ David Potter

The Celtic Star · Jan 8, 2019

Jim Craig – Celtic were on a roll towards a sixth title

The Celtic Star · Nov 5, 2018

The story of the Celtic banner stolen from an Orange Walk

The Celtic Star · Aug 26, 2018

Jim Craig – Celtic’s ‘Powder Monkey’ Peter Somers’ benefit match

The Celtic Star · Feb 14, 2018

‘No pillow talk for Celtic Stars, a word about Jimmy McMenemy,’ Jim Craig on The Celtic Star

Hail Hail Media · Nov 26, 2014

CGS Jimmy McMenemy

The Shamrock · Nov 21, 2014

100 years ago – Jimmy McMenemy puts on the style for Celtic

Celtic FC · Nov 17, 2014

Celtic Grave Society event for Jimmy McMenemy

Jim Craig CSC · Jan 8, 2013

If You Know The History – 8th January 1910 Airdrie 0 Celtic 2 (League)

Jim Craig CSC · Aug 26, 2012

If You Know The History: 26th August 1908 Peter Somers Benefit

Celtic FC · Jun 6, 2012

Jimmy McMenemy – a true Celtic legend

Jim Craig CSC · Feb 14, 2012

If You Know The History: 14th Feb: Jimmy McMenemy’s last match

ARCSC · Jan 11, 2012

On this day in Celtic’s history … January 11th

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