On This Day – Jimmy Johnstone Born

30-9-1944: Jimmy Johnstone one of the Lisbon Lions that beat Inter in the 1967 European Cup final was born on this day in 1944. Johnstone was voted Celtic’s greatest player in a poll among fans in 2002. Johnstone was famed for his dribbling:

On my first day as Scotland manager I had to call off practice after half an hour because nobody could get the ball off wee Jinky.

Tommy Docherty, 1970


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