Video: Albert Kidd Song – The Greatest Celt That Never Was

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:


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About Author

Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up on the English south coast with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. 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 previously sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are now available on Amazon.

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