Gallacher was quickly promoted to the Celtic first team and made his debut against St Mirren at Parkhead in November 1911. He was to overcome his supposed physical problems in the same way that Garrincha would in years to come. Within six months he secured his first winner’s medal scoring once in the 2–0 victory over Clyde in the 1912 Scottish Cup final. He went on to play for Celtic for 15 years from 1911 to 1926, featuring in 569 games in all competitions. In 464 games in major competitions Patsy scored 192 goals. Today he ranks as Celtic’s sixth highest goal scorer behind Jimmy McGrory, Bobby Lennox, Henrik Larsson, Stevie Chalmers and Jimmy Quinn. One of his most famous moments came in the 1925 ‘Patsy Gallacher’ Scottish Cup final against Dundee, when he barged from behind in a packed penalty area, and somersaulted over the goal line with the ball between his feet into the net for a goal.
Celtic hero Patrick Gallacher was born in Milford, Donegal, Ireland on 16 March 1891. Died 17 June 1953, aged 62
The Celtic Graves Society are proud to announce a ceremony to mark the final resting place of PATRICK GALLACHER At St Kentigerns RC Cemetery, 951 Balmore Road, Glasgow On Saturday 5th November 2016 At 12 noon Speakers at the event shall include: Jim Craig, Lisbon Lion and Celtic Graves Society Patron Tom Boyd, former Celtic Captain A blessing of the grave will be conducted by Father White of St Mary of the Assumption Church, Calton Patrick Gallacher was the original “Bould, Bould Celt”, the club’s ver...