Jim Craig – Davie Cattenach’s 19 games for Celtic in 9 years

Full-back or half-back Davie Cattenach was born on this day in Falkirk in 1946.

After his schooling at St Modan’s High School, Davie joined the Stirling Albion ground staff in 1961, played a season with Stirling Albion then joined Celtic in August 1963.

It was not a good time for a player in his positions to join the Hoops, as there were a number of good players already there and a few others coming up through the ranks.

That meant that while Davie had a nine-year spell at Parkhead, he only played 19 times for the first team before moving on to Falkirk.

Also born on this day was Jimmy Walls, although that event occurred in Beith in 1883.

Jimmy was an outside-right whose career comprised Dalmuir Thistle, Duntocher Harp, Beith FC and Hamilton Academicals before he joined Celtic in 1902. Jimmy was only at Parkhead for one season – playing 5 matches – before moving on to Ayr FC.

Jim Craig

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The Celtic Star founder and 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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