Jim Craig – Celtic on this day in the Scottish Cup, John Thomson’s Birthday

The month of January – and occasionally February – are the months when Celtic have, through the years, played their opening tie in the Scottish Cup. And what a popular – and successful – date this day has been for the club, as the list below shows ; –

Celtic’s Scottish Cup Ties on this day…

1905 Dumfries 1 Celtic 2

1911 St Mirren 0 Celtic 2

1922 Celtic 4 Montrose 0

1950 Brechin 0 Celtic 3

1961 Falkirk 1 Celtic 3

1963 Falkirk 0 Celtic 2

1967 Celtic 4 Arbroath 0

1984 Berwick 0 Celtic 4

1989 Celtic 2 Dumbarton 0

199 St Mirren 0 Celtic 2

1996 Whitehill Welfare 0 Celtic 3 – Match played at Easter Road

2001 Stranraer 1 Celtic 3

On this day in 1909 at Buckhaven, John Thomson was born. In a five-year Celtic career, he made 188 appearances, with 64 shut-outs (34%) before receiving the injury that cost him his life in the Rangers v Celtic match at Ibrox on 5 September 1931.

Jim Craig

About Author

The Celtic Star founder by and is editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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