Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music



Heroes are Forever: The Life and Times of Celtic Legend Jimmy McGrory

Heroes are Forever: The Life and Times of Celtic Legend Jimmy McGrory
Item# 9781845961039
$21.95

Product Description

Publisher: Mainstream

Author: John Cairney

James Edward McGrory (190482) is a Celtic legend, remembered today as the greatest goal-scorer in the history of Scottish football. His record of 550 goals in his 15-year career at Parkhead from 1922 to 1937 is unlikely to be surpassed and will stand forever as a memorial to a player who was a typical product of the period between the two world wars. At a depressing time when wages were low and work was scarce, his feats on the field provided a welcome and much-needed escape for the thousands of ordinary, cloth-capped Scottish working men who packed the dirt terracing to cheer on every move he made. (pb)