Jimmy Quinn

Read all the news about Celtic hero Jimmy Quinn. 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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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...

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 · Oct 18

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 · Oct 18
Jim Craig CSC · Nov 21, 2012

If You Know The History: 21st November 1945 Death of Jimmy Quinn

21st November 1945 Death of Jimmy Quinn He had various nicknames – ‘The Equator’; ‘The Centre of the Earth’; ‘The Iron Man’ – all of which paid testimony to his importance and resilience in the cause of Celtic...

Jim Craig CSC · Nov 21, 2012
Jim Craig CSC · Sep 10, 2012

If You Know The History: 10th September: Alec McNair debut

10th September Alec McNair debut After a season with Stenhousemuir, full-back Alec McNair signed for Celtic in May 1904, just after the club had won the Scottish Cup, when Jimmy Quinn notched a hat-trick...

Jim Craig CSC · Sep 10, 2012
ARCSC · May 24, 2013

If You Know Your History: THAT DIXIE MELODY

106,102 saw this game on a fine early summer day at the end of which it appeared that little was wrong with the world...

ARCSC · May 24, 2013
Jim Craig CSC · Aug 9, 2012

If You Know The History – 9th August Joe Cassidy

After the long and wonderful career of the ‘Iron Man’ – Jimmy Quinn, 331 outings, 216 goals – and the shorter but successful period when Jimmy McColl was front man – 169 appearances, 123 goals -the next incumbent at centre-forward – Joe Cassid...

Jim Craig CSC · Aug 9, 2012
The Celtic Star · Aug 26

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 26
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...

Daily Mail · Jan 4, 2017
Not The View · Apr 11, 2016

Sunny Jim Young – Celtic Legend

David Potter’s other Celtic player biographies have included Jimmy Quinn, Jimmy Delaney, Patsy Gallacher and Bobby Murdoch...

Not The View · Apr 11, 2016
Hail Hail Media · Aug 18, 2014

Celtic Graves Society – Jimmy Quinn

On Saturday, August 16th 2014 at 9am, The Celtic Graves Society held a ceremony to commemorate the final resting place...

Hail Hail Media · Aug 18, 2014
Hail Hail Media · Aug 18, 2014

Celtic Graves Society – Jimmy Quinn

On Saturday, August 16th 2014 at 9am, The Celtic Graves Society held a ceremony to commemorate the final resting place of Celtic legend Jimmy Quinn at Kilsyth Cemetery...

Hail Hail Media · Aug 18, 2014
Celtic FC · Aug 15, 2014

Celtic Graves Society event for Jimmy Quinn

THE latest Celtic Graves Society event takes place this Saturday, August 16 and pays tribute to the legendary goalscorer, Jimmy Quinn...

Celtic FC · Aug 15, 2014
The Shamrock · Jul 11, 2014

Celtic Snippets – JIMMY QUINN, THE OLD WARHORSE (Poem – August 1914)

In 1914, speculation that Celtic’s heroic striker, Jimmy Quinn from Croy, was to retire from football was rife.

The Shamrock · Jul 11, 2014
The Shamrock · Mar 2, 2014

‘Tic Toons – Jimmy Quinn. Cup Final Hat-Trick Hero, 1904 (Part 1)

The legend of The Mighty Quinn started here. The 1904 Scottish Cup Final against Rangers; Celtic two down after only 11 minutes.

The Shamrock · Mar 2, 2014
Evening Times · Mar 7, 2012

Sports HQ is a dream come true

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Evening Times · Mar 7, 2012
The Shamrock · Mar 2, 2014

‘Tic Toons – Jimmy Quinn: Cup Final Hat-Trick Hero, 1904 (Part 2)

The Baillie was a popular Glasgow-based newspaper which produced a cartoon supplement of major events such as the cup finals...

The Shamrock · Mar 2, 2014
Joseph Ruddy · Feb 3, 2014

The Quality Street Gang: Book Review

Danny McGrain, David Cattanach, George Connelly, Kenny Dalglish, Vic Davidson, John Gorman, Lou Macari, Brian McLaughlin, Hugh McKellar, Pat McMahon, Bobby Wraith, Davie Hay, Jimmy Quinn, Paul Watson, Tom Lally, Jackie Clarke, Tony McBride, Billy Murdoch,...

Joseph Ruddy · Feb 3, 2014
Celtic FC · Jan 12, 2014

Hail the Mighty Quinn

TODAY, Sunday, January 12, 2014, is the anniversary of the great Jimmy Quinn (above, front row, second from right) signing professional terms with the club...

Celtic FC · Jan 12, 2014
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