Described as ‘one of the best loved Celts of all time’, winger Jimmy Delaney helped his club become a major force in Scottish football in the 1930s.

Delaney, who signed for the Parkhead club in September 1933, helped the Hoops win the league championship in 1936 and 1938 and the Scottish Cup in 1937. He was also a key player in the club’s victory over Everton in the Empire Exhibition Trophy in 1938. Held to mark Glasgow’s hosting of the prestigious event, the tournament was viewed as an unofficial British championship.

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Jimmy was born in 1914 in the Lanarkshire mining village of Cleland. His hard work ethic and never-say-die attitude won him legions of fans, and the club felt his two-year absence keenly when he broke his arm in April 1939 - and even more so when he moved south to join Matt Busby’s Manchester United in 1946.

He went on to play for Aberdeen, Falkirk, Derry City, Cork and Elgin City and he won 13 caps for Scotland. But his heart belonged to Celtic, and it was a Celtic shirt which was draped over his coffin when he died in September 1989.