Sandy McMahon

Sandy McMahon was born in Selkirk, Scottish Borders on 16 October 1870, and passed away on 25 January 1916, aged 45.

Born in Selkirk, McMahon started his career with Woodburn F.C. then Darlington St Augustines before relocating to Edinburgh. There he played with Leith Harp and Hibernian before a first venture to the professional game in England with Burnley. He returned to Hibs in February 1889 but found the club floundering due to the mass recruitment of their players by Celtic.

McMahon eventually followed the path of other former Hibernian favourites, such as Willie Groves, to Celtic in 1890. He played for the Glasgow team until 1903, making at least 217 appearances and scoring 171 goals. Equally adept at centre forward or inside left, he won three Scottish Cup medals, in 1892, 1899 and 1900, and four Scottish League medals, in 1893, 1894, 1896 and 1898. His first moment of glory came in the 1892 Scottish Cup Final replay, when he scored two goals in the 5-1 victory over Queen’s Park. He also scored in the 1899 cup final when Celtic beat Rangers 2-0, and in the 1900 final when they beat Queen’s Park 4-3. In 1892, following his cup final display, McMahon returned to professional football in England with Nottingham Forest but, after concerted efforts from the Celtic committee, returned to Glasgow without having played for the East Midlands side.

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The Celtic Star · Sep 16

The grossly undervalued blessings of early Celtic Star, Jimmy Blessington

Sandy McMahon: The one and only ‘Duke’ led the way for Jimmy Quinn, Jimmy McGrory and Henrik Larsson

The Celt · Jun 25

Eugene MacBride’s Celtic Diaries [Aug 1913-June 1914]

The Celt · Jun 7

Eugene MacBride’s Celtic Diaries [ Aug 1899-May 1900]

The Celt · May 3

Potter’s Patter The Arthurlie Disaster of 1897

“Our Bhoys Have The Cup!” was the cry throughout the east end of Glasgow

Celtic FC · Mar 30

Celtic View celebrates our greatest goalscorers – Sandy McMahon

ETims · Mar 27

Etims Quiz – Can you win The Sandy McMahon Cup!

ETims · Mar 27

Etims Quiz – Can you win The Sandy McMahon Cup! – Answers

The Celtic Star · Mar 10

The Celtic Star of the Decade – From 2010 onwards is our captain, Scott Brown

The Celtic Star of the Decade – 2000-2009, The King of Kings, Henrik Larsson

The Celtic Star of the Decade – 1990-1999 is The Maestro, Paul McStay

The Celtic Star of the Decade – 1980-1989 is Roy Aitken, let’s Feed the Bear

The Celtic Star of the Decade – 1970-1979 is Bobby Lennox

The Celtic Star of the Decade – 1960-1969 is Hail Cesar, Billy McNeill

The Celtic Star of the Decade – 1950-1959, Bobby Evans, Celtic’s Forgotten Hero

The Celtic Star of the Decade – 1940-1949, Charles Patrick Tully

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

The Celtic Star of the Decade – 1920-1929, The 550 Goal Jimmy McGrory

The Celtic Star · Feb 29

The Celtic Star of the Decade – 1910-1919, Patsy Gallacher, The Mighty Atom

The Celtic Star · Feb 28

The Celtic Star of the Decade – 1900-1909, Jimmy Quinn

The Celtic Star · Feb 27

The Celtic Star of the Decade – 1888-1899, Sandy ‘The Duke’ McMahon

The Shamrock · Jun 21, 2019

Holiday Offer – Issues 1-5 of the Shamrock

The Celtic Star · Apr 9, 2019

Sandy McMahon, a Celtic hero! ‘Our Bhoys Have The Cup!’

The Celtic Star · Feb 3, 2019

Jim Craig – Sandy ‘Duke’ McMahon was Celtic’s hat-trick hero

The Celtic Star · Dec 20, 2018

Jim Craig – Sandy McMahon’s remarkable goalscoring record for Celtic

The Celtic Star · Oct 14, 2018

Jim Craig – Sandy McMahon’s lesson for St Bernard’s, Didier Agathe’s Celtic debut

The Celtic Star · Apr 9, 2018

Sandy McMahon, a Celtic hero! “Our Bhoys Have The Cup!” is the cry throughout the east end of Glasgow

Jim Craig CSC · Dec 20, 2012

If You Know The History – 20th December 1890 Sandy McMahon signed for Celtic

· Apr 15, 2011

Podcast 129: The Sandy McMahon Service and Eddie & Harry Go To The Game

· Apr 6, 2011

Ceremony to mark final resting place of Sandy McMahon

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