Jimmy Johnstone

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.[5] He also won 23 caps for Scotland.

Jimmy Johnstone
Johnstone in Amsterdam (1971)
Personal information
Full name James Connolly Johnstone[1]
Date of birth (1944-09-30)30 September 1944
Place of birth Viewpark, Scotland
Date of death 13 March 2006(2006-03-13) (aged 61)
Place of death Uddingston, Scotland
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)[2][3]
Position(s) Outside right
Youth career
1958–1959 Celtic
1959–1961 Viewpark Boys Guild
1961–1962 Celtic
1961–1962Blantyre Celtic (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1975 Celtic 308 (82)
1975 San Jose Earthquakes 10 (0)
1975–1977 Sheffield United 11 (2)
1977 Dundee 3 (0)
1977–1978 Shelbourne 9 (0)
1978–1979 Elgin City 18 (2)
Total 359 (149)
National team
1964 Scotland U23 2 (0)
1964–1974 Scotland 23 (4)
1964–1970[4] 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.[5][3] 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",[6] 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."[7]