Spirit of ’86, It’s Albert Kidd Day – The Albert Kidd Song for the Greatest Celt That Never Was

Albert Kidd Song – The Greatest Celt That Never Was…

Albert Kidd celebrating scoring goal for Dundee May 1986

Throughout the history of Celtic Football Club many songs have been written to mark triumph and tragedy. Willie Maley runs through a multitude of monumental moments in Celtic folklore, whilst songs such as Hampden In The Sun and Piling On The Agony highlight individual successes. On the opposite end of the spectrum Johnny Thomson and Broken Dreams pay tribute to those lives tragically lost.

One of the great days in Celtic history was 34 years ago today, when the Hoops won the title against all odds. Strangely, it was not a Celtic player who was the hero of the day, but rather Albert Kidd of Dundee, who rattled home two late strikes to break Hearts.

He has the rare accolade of a Celtic song being dedicated to him, despite never playing for the club and you can listen to, on this day of days, below:

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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