Photo Of The Day: Jinky And The Bhoys Celebrate

Today’s photo of the day shows Jimmy ‘Jinky’ Johnstone and his Celtic teammates celebrating at Ibrox in the late 1960s. It serves as a reminder of some fantastic moments, bringing back special memories in a week when one of our Lisbon Lions, Charlie Gallagher, was tragically taken from us.

It appears that the image dates back to May 1967, when Celtic drew 2-2 at Ibrox and thus won the league title. Jinky scored both goals that day, one of which was the greatest of his career; a left footed thunderbolt which struck the crossbar on its way into the net from 30 yards.

The photograph is thought to have been taken at full time on that magical afternoon.

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.

3 Comments

  1. Frank Hughes on

    I was at that game, when the Inter Milan manager Helenio Herrera came to spy on Celtic before the European Cup Final in Lisbon. If recall correctly the weather that day was atrocious and the Ibrox pitch a quagmire and at the end of the match players were soaked and covered in mud. So I think your featured photo is from another game. You should be able to see some clips of that game when Jinky scored the goal you described.

  2. Don,t think it was the 2 each draw in 67 ,as it was pouring rain whole game.At the end of that game both teams strips were soaked and covered in mud.

  3. That image in question wasn’t taken at the league decider in 1967, because john Hughes is in the image and he never played in that particular game.