James Connolly Johnstone (30 September 1944 – 13 March 2006), nicknamed "Jinky", was a Scottish footballer who played as an outside right. Johnstone played for Celtic for 13 years, and was part of the 'Lisbon Lions', the team who won the 1967 European Cup Final, as well as winning 9 consecutive Scottish championships. Johnstone scored 129 goals for Celtic in 515 appearances. He also won 23 caps for Scotland.
Johnstone in Amsterdam (1971)
|Full name||James Connolly Johnstone|
|Date of birth||30 September 1944|
|Place of birth||Viewpark, Scotland|
|Date of death||13 March 2006 61)(aged|
|Place of death||Uddingston, Scotland|
|Height||1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|1959–1961||Viewpark Boys Guild|
|1961–1962||→ Blantyre Celtic (loan)|
|1975||San Jose Earthquakes||10||(0)|
|1964–1970||Scottish League XI||4||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He was voted Celtic's greatest ever player by the club's fans in 2002. He finished third in voting for the 1967 Ballon d'Or. He was inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame when it was inaugurated in 2004.
Regarded as one of the greatest wingers in the sport, Rodger Baillie called Johnstone a "genius who lived by magic and mischief", while Hugh McIlvanney wrote that no other player "besieged opponents with such a complex, concentrated swirl of deceptive manoeuvres or ever conveyed a more exhilarating sense of joy in working wonders with the ball."