Happy Birthday Danny McGrain

One of the best full backs in football history, Danny McGrain turns 70 today!

He racked up 663 appearances in Celtic colours, winning 7 league titles, 5 Scottish Cups and 2 League Cups. McGrain was voted into the World XI decided by the BBC in 1974, he also played in many European Cup late stage ties with the Hoops and racked up an incredible amount of assists, particularly for Kenny Dalglish.

McGrain overcame a fractured skull, sustained in 1972, and a diabetes diagnosis in the mid-70s. He goes down as a Celtic legend, a versatile Scotland defender with over 60 caps, and an icon in world football.

He has recently been part of the Celtic backroom staff and brought the presence of a Quality Street Gang member to the club, alongside Lisbon Lion – John Clark .

We wish Danny many happy returns and good health during this difficult time.


The Celtic Star’s very own Matt Corr – who you may also know as a Tour Guide at Celtic Park – publishes his first Celtic book, titled INVINCIBLE – early next month. This beautiful hardback book will be the definitive story of Celtic’s magical2016-17 season – it truly is wonderful, a real joy to read, and brilliantly written by Matt.

If you have been reading Matt’s regular contributions on The Celtic Star or indeed in the Matchday Programme or in the Celtic View you will know just how talented a Celtic writer he is. The book is published by The Celtic Star and you can pre-order below.

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About Author

Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up on the English south coast with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were previously sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are now available on Amazon.

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