Jimmy Quinn

Celtic hero Jimmy Quinn was born in Croy, Lanarkshire on 8 July 1878. Died 20 November 1945, aged 67

Signed for Celtic by Willie Maley from junior club Smithston Albion in 1900, Quinn took several seasons to make his mark, playing at outside- then inside-left before being moved to centre. Like so many players of the time and since, he was a coal miner.

He scored 216 competitive goals in 331 appearances – 187 in the league (273 appearances) and 29 cup goals in 58 appearances, 7 or 8 of those goals in finals (1904, 08, 09, & 1911). He won six successive championship and five Scottish Cup medals with Celtic and was capped eleven times for Scotland, scoring seven times, including four out of five goals v Ireland in 1908. His strike rate of 0.65 – almost two goals every three games – is surpassed among Celtic goalscorers only by Jimmy McGrory, Henrik Larsson and Sandy McMahon. As a scorer of league goals, his total of 187 is surpassed only by McGrory’s.

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The Celtic Star · Oct 18, 2019

The Mighty Quinn – Bhoy from Croy, seen in Glasgow’s East End

NO-ONE dominated conversation in Edwardian Scotland more than Jimmy Quinn, the man who in so many ways typified the Celtic team of that era with his legendary goalscoring.

A Celtic State of Mind · Jul 22, 2019

Ian McCallum with A Celtic State of Mind

A Celtic State of Mind was named as the UK’s Best Football Podcast at the prestigious 2018 Football Blogging Awards.

The Celtic Star · Jun 11, 2019

Rangers 2 Celtic 3 – ‘The green star was in the ascendancy,’ David Potter on Jimmy Quinn’s Cup Final hat-trick

16 April 1904 started something. It was Celtic’s fourth Scottish Cup win, something that put them on the same level as Rangers and ahead of Hearts, although still a long way short of Queen’s Park.

The Celtic Star · Apr 25, 2019

Birthday Bhoy Willie Maley’s Extra Special Treble

Willie Maley was born on 25 April 1868 at Newry, County Down, Ireland.

The Celtic Star · Apr 18, 2019

‘Let’s talk about Napoleon!’ David Potter

ON 18 April 1908, in a very one-sided Scottish Cup final, Celtic beat St.Mirren 5-1 before 58,000 at Hampden to lift the trophy for the sixth time...

The Celtic Star · Mar 16, 2019

Honest Mistake! Hartson flagged offside in Cup Final

ON this day in 1910 Celtic took another step towards their sixth League Championship in a row with a 2-0 win over Third Lanark at Parkhead on a Wednesday afternoon before a poor crowd of just 3,000.

The Celtic Star · Jan 19, 2019

Jim Craig – Jimmy Quinn, a new Celtic star had arrived

The years around the turn of the 19th/20th centuries were ones of transition for Celtic Football Club.

The Celtic Star · Jan 8, 2019

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

In the years between 1905 and 1910, when Celtic won six consecutive league championships, very few players were used.

Celtic Quick News · Nov 21, 2018

In Pictures: Scotland 3 Israel 2

IT TOOK a scintillating hat-trick from James Forrest – the first Scotland treble from a Celtic player since the great Jimmy Quinn 110 years ago – to give Scotland a crucial 3-2 win over Israel at Hampden last night...

The Celtic Star · Nov 21, 2018

‘It’s pretty crazy, It’s up there with everything else I’ve done with Celtic,’ James ‘Five Goals’ Forrest

JUST like every Celtic supporter, I was absolutely delighted for James Forrest last night.

Celtic Quick News · Nov 20, 2018

Scotland 3 Israel2: History Bhoy Forrest is Hat-Trick Hero

SCOTLAND 3 ISRAEL 2 JAMES FORREST became the first Celtic player to hit a hat-trick for Scotland since the legendary Jimmy Quinn against Northern Ireland 110 years ago when he rattled in a glorious trio against the Israelis at Hampden tonight...

Celts Are Here · Nov 20, 2018

110 Year Record Broken – Celtic Star Rewrites the Record Books

JAMES FORREST has rewritten the record books after a sensational night at Hampden.

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 · Oct 18, 2018

Jim Craig – “The Sniper” at work! Jimmy McColl scored 123 goals in 169 matches for Celtic

On this day in 1913, centre-forward Jimmy McColl, who had come in from St Anthony’s two years previously, made his first-team debut against Dundee at Celtic Park.

The Celtic Star · Aug 26, 2018

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

Peter Somers was an inside-forward, a hard-working player who, along with Jimmy McMenemy, became the brains of the great 6-in-a-row team from 1905 to 1910.

The Celtic Star · Aug 9, 2018

Jim Craig – Trooper Joe Cassidy, Celtic’s hotshot

After the long and wonderful career of the ‘Iron Man’ – Jimmy Quinn, 331 outings, 216 goals – and the shorter but equally successful period when Jimmy McColl was front man – 169 appearances, 123 goals -the next incumbent at centre-forward – Joe Cassidy – was going to have a hard time matching up...

The Celtic Star · Jul 8, 2018

Jim Craig – Jimmy Quinn, my idea of a real Celtic Star

On the summer tour of 1997 in Holland, Celtic played what appeared to be another amateur team on this day called SV Veere but only managed an 8-0 score-line this time.

The Celtic Star · Mar 9, 2018

It was a humiliation for Rangers, yet another Celtic victory at Ibrox

This game on 9 March 1907 was all about Jimmy Quinn...

The Celtic Star · Mar 7, 2018

Willie Lyon was an inspired signing by Willie Maley, Jimmy McColl stuck to the task of replacing the great Jimmy Quinn

In the early and mid-1930s, Celtic were struggling a little defensively...

Daily Mail · Jan 4, 2017

The glorious tale of the day Celtic fans saw history being made in Lisbon as Scottish club won 1967 European Cup

Sportsmail’s JOHN McGARRY records the backstory to the triumph through the eyes of two supporters and lifelong friends who made the trip — Danny Bill and Jimmy Quinn...

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