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Jimmy Johnstone

Personal information
Full nameJames Connolly Johnstone
Date of birth30 September 1944
Place of birthViewpark, Scotland
Date of death13 March 2006(age 61)
Place of deathUddingston, Scotland
Height1.57 m
Playing positionOutside right

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James Connolly "Jimmy" Johnstone (30 September 1944 13 March 2006), was a Scottish football player. Johnstone was best known for his time with Celtic, and was voted their best ever player by the club's fans in 2002. He scored 129 goals for Celtic in 515 appearances.

Born in Viewpark, South Lanarkshire, the youngest of five children, Johnstone grew up at the family home on Old Edinburgh Road, directly across from Robertson Park, the home of local Junior side Thorniewood United FC. After being spotted by Celtic and Manchester United scouts at age 13, he chose to sign with Celtic.


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