Photo Of The Day: Chic Geatons Takes The Goalkeeper’s Jersey On That Fateful Day

Chic Geatons was a fantastic defender, who played for Celtic for 14 years between 1927-1941. Forced to retire due to work related injuries suffered during wartime, he finished his career with 11 trophies to his name: two Scottish Leagues, three Scottish Cups, two Glasgow Cups, three Glasgow Charity Cups and the Empire Exhibition Trophy.

Today’s photo of the day shows the devastating scene when Chic was given the goalkeeper’s jersey at Ibrox after John Thomson had been stretchered off.

Though rendered insignificant in the circumstances, Geatons kept a clean sheet as the game was drawn 0-0. This was no mean feat when one considers that Thomson had been fatally wounded early in the second half, so there was considerable time left to play.

About Author

Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. 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/are sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are available on Amazon.

Comments are closed.