|17th March 2006, 11:34 PM||#1 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: West Dunbartonshire
Jimmy 'Jinky' Johnstone
Voted Celtics favourite ever player by fans Jinky Johnstone died on monday 13th March 2006 after fighting Motor neurone disease (MND) for 4 years at the age of 61.He was buried today in glasgow and thousands turned out to mourn him. A legend at celtic park for many years he was part of the lisborn lions that won the european cup in 1967. here is a quote for a local news paper
FANS PAY RESPECT TO FOOTBALL LEGEND
THOUSANDS of football fans today joined former players, pop stars and politicians to say their final farewells to Celtic and Scotland legend Jimmy 'Jinky' Johnstone.
Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of the player, who died on Monday aged 61 after a four-year battle with motor neurone disease.
A crowd of 500 gathered outside St John the Baptist Church in his native Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, to pay tribute to the former player.
And hundreds lined the streets as his funeral cortege travelled through Glasgow's east end, towards Johnstone's spiritual home of Celtic Park.
Several thousand people - including supporters of Old Firm rivals Rangers - greeted the arrival of Johnstone's family at the stadium with cheers and applause before the cortege headed to the player's final resting place.
Johnstone was most famous for the part he played in the Lisbon Lions team of 1967, when Celtic became the first British club to win the European Cup.
A hero of football who will sadly missed in Scotland
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