Jim Craig’s Celtic Festive Moments – Number 2

When the Celtic and Aberdeen players ran out on to the field at Celtic Park on this day in 1935 for a league match, the crowd was full of anticipation.

At that time, centre-forward Jimmy McGrory was on a career total of 362 goals, just two short of the record held by ex-Motherwell player Hughie Ferguson.

Every Celtic fan in the ground that day was willing McGrory on and he did not disappoint, giving them an early Christmas present of a hat-trick and a new record of 365 goals.

Jim Craig

Jim Craig’s Celtic Festive Moments – Number 3 will be published on The Celtic Star tomorrow lunchtime…

About Author

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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