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Jimmy McMenemy

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Full nameJames McMenemy
Date of birth23 August 1880
Place of birthRutherglen, Scotland
Playing positionForward

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James "Jimmy" McMenemy (23 August 1880 in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire 1965) was a Celtic football player from 1902 to 1920. He made 515 appearances and scored 168 goals.

He was part of the famous Celtic team that won six league titles in a row between season 1903-04 and season 1909-10, and was part of the team that defeated Rangers 3-2 in the 1904 Scottish Cup Final after being down 2-0.

Nicknamed "Napoleon", he played 12 times for the Scotland national team, scoring 5 goals. In 1920, McMenemy left Celtic and joined Partick Thistle, and in April 1921 helped Thistle to their one and only Scottish Cup victory, beating Rangers 1-0.

McMenemy won seven Scottish Cup medals 1904, 1907, 1908, 1911, 1912, 1914 and 1921.

In 1934, he was invited back to Parkhead as trainer and Assistant Manager to Willie Maley.

His son, John, won a Scottish Cup medal for Celtic in 1927 and a Scottish League Championship medal for Motherwell in 1932, and his other son, Harry, played for Newcastle United.

Lawrie McMenemy, the former Manager of Southampton and many other teams, is no relation.

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