Jimmy McGrory

(B.1904 - D.1982)
Football
Inducted in 2004

With more than 500 goals for Celtic to his name – a massive 397 of those in 378 league games – it’s little wonder that Jimmy McGrory remains, unequivocally, the greatest goal scorer in the club’s history. In one match alone he scored eight goals against Dunfermline; in another, against Motherwell, he scored the fastest ever league hat-trick in just three minutes. McGrory’s passion for the club continued long after his playing days were over – as manager of Celtic for 20 years between 1945 and 1965, and in public relations until his death in 1982. As a player, McGrory won the league title twice, four Scottish Cups, and collected seven international caps. When manager of Celtic, McGrory guided the club to one league title, two Scottish Cup wins and two League Cup triumphs.
 

Jimmy McGrory