A lot of Celtic fans are praising former player Jimmy McGrory after the club posted on Twitter celebrating the legend.
The forward signed for the club in 1921, and played at the Scottish side until 1937, when he left to manage Kilmarnock. During his playing career for the Hoops, he featured 445 times and scored an amazing 472 goals, via thecelticwiki. He also won the league four times, the Scottish Cup five times and the Glasgow cup four times.
He then managed the club from 1945-1965, but only managed to win the league once, although he did win the domestic cup four times.
His impressive playing record for the Hoops is one of the best ever in football when you compare with players across the globe, and he was ranked in July 2007 by the IFFHS (International Federation of Football History & Statistics), after they produced a survey that placed him as the 8th greatest striker of all time. This is a great accolade and he was the highest ranking Briton, per thecelticwiki.
Here is what fans had to say following the tweet:
🗓 116 years ago today, a legend was born.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) April 26, 2020
As a kid, I had the pleasure of meeting the great man, he even signed my programme. 🍀💚🍀 pic.twitter.com/jb7RrHByxv
— Michael McCahill (@MickMcCahill) April 26, 2020
Celtic`s greatest ever player in my opinion.
— Gorbalsbhoy (@brotherwalfrid) April 26, 2020
— Fitbaw Cairds (@fitbawcairds) April 26, 2020
For the definition of a Celtic man and loyalty, he’s it.
— John Bhoy 🍀 (@TheWelsho) April 26, 2020
Time for a statue of the man Celtic.
— NEILJUNG67 (@NEILJUNGERS67) April 26, 2020
The Greatest Celt ever, as far as I’m concerned. Read John Cairney’s excellent biography Heroes are Forever if you have any doubts. It remains a great shame that the club have done so little to commemorate his memory.
— The Milky Bar Kid (@derbs62) April 26, 2020
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