Since Celtic's formation in 1888, a total of seven hundred and seventy seven players have represented the club at first-team level and by the end of season 2007/08, Celtic had scored 10,883 competitive goals. However, just twenty-eight players have managed to score more than 100 competitive goals for Celtic throughout those 120 years. Century Bhoys celebrates each of these twenty-eight players, from the first player to hit 100 goals, Sandy McMahon (1890-1903), to the greatest goalscorer of all time, Jimmy McGrory with an incredible 468 goals in 445 appearances. It's an incredible list featuring famous Lisbon Lions such as Stevie Chalmers and Bobby Lennox and modern greats such as Brian McClair, Charlie Nicholas, John Hartson and, of course, the legendary Henrik Larsson, who scored 242 goals in 315 games during a seven-year period with the club. Each chapter focuses on an individual player, looking at their playing career with Celtic, with particular focus on their first goal, their 100th goal, the final goal as well as the highs and lows of their time at the club and one or two quirky and not widely known facts. Entertaining and informative, Century Bhoys is full of facts and anecdotes about the greatest goalscorers in the history of Celtic FC.
Published: 28th June 2010
Format: Paperback 234x156mm
Extent: 288 pages
Paul Cuddihy is the editor of the Celtic View, the official magazine of Celtic Football Club. In 2009 he wrote the best-selling biography Tommy Burns: A Supporter Who Got Lucky. He was also the co-author of The Best of the Celtic View, while he also edited a number of books for the club including The Road To Seville and The Official Tribute To Henrik Larsson. In 2004 he was one of the prize-winners of the inaugural Scotsman/Orange Short Story Competition. Paul Cuddihy was born in 1966 and lives in Bishopbriggs, Glasgow with his wife and three children.
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