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Famous Scots

John Bonnar

He was Celtic's goalkeeper and hero in the 1953 Coronation Cup final against Hibs, where he kept their Famous Five forward line at bay. More Info

Died : 14th Jan 2004
Buried at : Dalbeth, Glasgow

Jock Stein

He became the first manager of a British side to win the European Cup, with Celtic in 1967. Stein also guided Celtic to nine successive Scottish League championships between 1966 and 1974. More Info

Died : 10th Sep 1985
Buried at : Linn Crematorium, Glasgow

Jim Curran Baxter

James Baxter, footballer: born Hill of Beath, Fife 29 September 1939; played for Glasgow Rangers 1960-1965, 1969-70, Sunderland 1965-1968, Nottingham Forest 1968-1969; two sons; died Glasgow 14 April 2001. The Glasgow Rangers wing-half Jim Baxter accumulated 34 caps for Scotland over six years, in an era when there were far fewer internationals. Three decades have passed since Baxter hung up his boots, and three and a half since he was at his peak ? but at Wembley, on 15 April 1967, he contrived a performa More Info

Died : 14th Apr 2001
Buried at : Lambhill cemetery, Glasgow

Benny Lynch

Benny Lynch was generally considered one of the finest boxers below lightweight in the pre-Second World War era, and is generally regarded as one of the greatest fighters ever to come out of Great Britain. Standing only at 5'5'', Lynch was born in the deprived immigrant area of the Gorbals in Glasgow, Scotland in 1913, and turned pro in 1931 at 18 years old More Info

Buried at : Lambhill cemetery, Glasgow

Rangers Football Manager William Struth

William "Bill" Struth, was born in Milnathort, Kinrossshire in 1875, although a stonemason by trade, he was well known, as a professional middle-distance runner. Although a very accomplished and skilled athlete, he was not above "improving" his chances when allowed to. He once told the story of how when competing in one particular race, he "accidentally" moved his handicap marker 5 yards down the track, and won the race. He then promptly collected and cashed the winners check, then left the town very quickl More Info

Died : 21st Sep 1956
Buried at : Craigton , Glasgow

James E. Mcgrory

Born in 1904 Jimmy McGrory was just seventeen when he signed for the bhoys from St Roch's. Ten pounds secured fifteen years of joy for Celtic fans. And you thought Larsson was a bargain? However, his Celtic career took a wee while to get going. His debut came in a 1-0 defeat against Third Lanark and his first goal came in a 4-3 defeat away to Kilmarnockon February the third. Jimmy only managed one more appearance that season before being farmed out to Clydebankfor season 1923/24. More Info

Died : 20th Oct 1982
Buried at : Dalbeth, Glasgow

Peter Scarff

Peter Scarff was born in 1908 and played alongside Charles Napier in the early 1930s, when they were both considered highly talented young forwards. He was in the team that beat Rangers for the 1930 Glasgow Cup, and won the 1931 Scottish Cup final against Motherwell in a replay. The legend James McGrory considered this Celtic team the best he played with, and Scarff was an important and quickly improving part of it More Info

Died : 9th Dec 1933
Buried at : Kilbarchan Cemetery, Brookfield

Robert (bobby ) Murdoch

Robert Murdoch (known as Bobby), footballer and manager: born Bothwell, Lanarkshire 17 August 1944; played for Celtic 1962-73, Middlesbrough 1973-76; coach, Middlesbrough 1976-81, manager 1981-82; married (two sons, one daughter); died Glasgow 15 May 2001. More Info

Died : 15th May 2001
Buried at : Linn Crematorium, Glasgow

Robert Austin Thomson

Robert Thomson signed from Glasgow Perthshire in October 1929 the Johnstone-born outside-right made his debut on November 16th when Celtic defeated Cowdenbeath 2-1 in a league tie at Parkhead. Seemingly carefree, Bertie mixed a fine ability on the ball with a terrier like approach to the game and this style certainly won over the Celtic support. More Info

Died : 17th Sep 1937
Buried at : Abbey Cemetery, Elderslie

David Cooper

No one who saw Davie Cooper in action at the peak of his career can doubt he was one of the most gifted football players Scotland has ever seen. The former Clydebank, Rangers and player had a balletic grace when he embarked upon one of his runs teasing opponents with that elegant left foot, and his precision at set-pieces produced vital goals. Cooper kept himself fit throughout his career and there was no hint of the tragedy that was to come on Wednesday when he suffered a brain haemorrhage while filming a More Info

Died : 3rd Mar 1995
Buried at : Bent Cemetery, Hamilton is a privately owned website with no affiliation to any Local Councils.