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David Potter

Sunny Jim Young - Celtic Legend

Sunny Jim Young - Celtic Legend

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'Sunny' Jim Young is reckoned by some Celtic historians to be the greatest Celt of them all, winning nine League Championships (three as captain) and six Scottish Cups. His tragic death at 40 was a loss to all of football.

A Kilmarnock man, he joined Celtic in 1903 from Bristol Rovers and was an integral part of the team which won six League Championships in a row from 1905 - 1910

After he became captain led the team to success in another three Championships between 1914 and 1916 before he received a bad injury which ended his career.

He was part of the mighty half-back line of Young, Loney and Hay which Celtic supporters talk about to this day, and was one of the great characters of Scottish football in the era before the Great War.

He also won the Scottish Cup on six occasions, but amazingly was only capped once by Scotland in a full International. His death in 1922 in a motor-cycling accident when he was only 40 plunged all of Scottish football into sadness.

About the Author

David Potter has supported Celtic all his life, a condition he inherited from his father. He is a retired teacher of Classics and Spanish, and first saw Celtic in 1958.

He has written about 20 books on Scottish football, mainly on great Celtic players like Jimmy Delaney, Jimmy Quinn, Patsy Gallacher, Jimmy McMenemy, Tommy McInally, Jim Young and Bobby Murdoch.

He is married to Rosemary, lives in Kirkcaldy, has three children and four grandchildren. His other interests are cricket, drama, the poetry of Robert Burns and walking his beloved dog.


See David Potter's 'Meet Our Authors' page for more information and other books he has written

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