Today’s photo of the day feature takes you back to 16 April 1904, when the legendary Jimmy Quinn scored a hat-trick to hand Celtic a 3-2 victory over Rangers in the Scottish Cup Final.
A poster appeared in the Scottish Referee newspaper before the game, which read “Patronise the Old Firm.” This is thought to be the originator of the famous term to describe Celtic and Rangers over the next century.
As for the game itself, over 65,000 fans attended Hampden Park. They witnessed Rangers race into a 2-0 lead, before Jimmy Quinn’s heroic hat-trick turned the game on its head and handed Celtic an unlikely win.
The Celtic line up that day was littered with the names of legends and early greats:
Davy Adams, Donald McLeod, Willie Orr, Jim Young, Willie Loney, Jimmy Hay, Bobby Muir, Jimmy McMenemy, Jimmy Quinn, Peter Somers, Davie Hamilton.
A grainy old photo of the 1904 Scottish Cup Final, when the legendary Jimmy Quinn scored a hat trick to give Celtic a 3-2 victory over Rangers pic.twitter.com/7nQH96DsGg
— Liam Kelly (@cfcliamk96) April 25, 2021
In terms of the image itself, it is notable to see the absence of the “D” at the edge of the penalty box. This marking did not come into play until 1937 and was introduced to ensure that players are at least 10 yards away from a penalty kick taker.