Johnny Campbell

The Celtic Graves Society is proud to announce that there will be a ceremony to commemorate the resting place of the footballing great


At St Peter’s Cemetery, Dalbeth, London Road (near Celtic Park) On Saturday 15th August 2015 (Prior to the Inverness Caledonian Thistle game) At 12 noon

Attendees at the event will include:

A representative from Celtic F.C.
Jim Craig, Lisbon Lion and Celtic Graves Society Patron
David Potter, Celtic Historian
Greg Karwowski of the Polska No.1 CSC
Members of the Campbell family

A blessing of the grave will be conducted by Rev. Thomas White, St Mary of the Assumption Church, Calton.

The wonderfully talented forward Johnny Campbell was signed by Celtic from the junior club Benburb FC at Easter 1890. Johnny made his competitive debut against Battlefield in a Glasgow Cup tie on the 20th September 1890 and went on to create a wonderful partnership with another great Celt Sandy McMahon.

He was part of the Celtic team who won the club’s first ever Scottish Cup in 1892 where he scored 2 goals in a 5-1 win vs Queens Park after a replay. He then went on to become a very important part of the Celtic teams who won the Scottish League Championships of 1893 & 1894 and in the process he became a fans’ favourite.

After a very successful spell at Aston Villa where he was part of the team who won the 1896/97 League and FA Cup double, he returned to Glasgow to re-sign for Celtic in the summer of 1897 for the huge signing on fee of £70. This was to prove money well spent as Johnny would help Celtic to win the League Championship in 1898 and the Scottish Cup in 1899 and 1900.

During two spells at Celtic he was a winner of 3 Scottish League Championships and 3 Scottish Cups, playing a total of 215 times and scoring 117 goals.

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