Joe Dodds

Celtic hero Joe Dodds was born in Carluke (Lanarkshire), Scotland on 14 July 1887. Died 14 October 1965, aged 78

Born in Carluke, Lanarkshire, Dodds joined Celtic in the summer of 1908 from Carluke Milton Rovers. He made 351 league appearances. Dodds was considered among the Celtic greats of his era and along with Shaw and Alec McNair was considered to have formed one of the greatest club defences in British football. At Celtic Dodds picked up many senior medals.

While at Celtic, Dodds gained three full Scotland caps, including playing in the 3–1 win over England on 4 April 1914. This followed draws against Wales (0–0 at home on 28 February) and Ireland (1–1 away on 14 March) of the same year, giving Dodds an unbeaten full international record. Dodds also represented the Scottish League XI eight times between 1912 and 1920.

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The Celtic Star · Oct 10, 2018

Jim Craig – Joe Dodds made 378 appearances for Celtic scoring 78 goals

Left-back Joe Dodds was 21 when he signed for Celtic, making his debut only a few months later against Dundee in a league match at Parkhead on this day in 1908...

The Celtic Star · Jul 27, 2018

Charlie Shaw: A Celtic Star

The Charlie Shaw Story Here’s to the Celtic, triumphant today Here’s their consistency, skill and fair-play.

Hail Hail Media · May 21, 2017

CGS Joe Dodds

The Celtic Graves Society are proud to announce a ceremony to commemorate the final resting place of the Celtic great JOE DODDS At St Convals Cemetery, Glasgow Road, Barrhead, Glasgow G78 1TH On Saturday 20th May 2017 at 2pm Born in 1887 in Carluke to Joe and Margaret Dodds, the athletic and versatile Joe Dodds would become one of the key foundation stones of the first ever Celtic sides who would go on to achieve ‘6 in a row’...

Photobhoy · May 20, 2017

Joe Dodds Commemoration

Celtic Graves Society Commemoration for Joe Dodds – 1887 – 1965 St Conval’s Cemetery Barrhead...

Celtic FC · Nov 6, 2015

Joe Dodds’ grandson remembers a Celtic hero

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Celtic FC · Oct 10, 2015

Anniversary of debut of Celtic great, Joe Dodds

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ARCSC · Jan 11, 2012

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

SATURDAY 11 JANUARY 1919 A crowd of 16,000 see Celtic beat Clydebank 3-1 at Parkhead with goals from Jimmy McColl, Joe Dodds and Joe Cassidy...

Jim Craig CSC · Oct 9, 2011

This day in Celtic history: 10th October 1908: Joe Dodds

Left-back Joe Dodds was 21 when he signed for Celtic, making his debut only a few months later on this day in 1908. It was a good time to be with Celtic, as that season Joe won a first championship medal when the club picked up its 5th consecutive title a...

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