Jimmy Delaney

Jimmy-Delaney1914 – 1989

Football Player: Jimmy Delaney is unique for having played in national cup finals in Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and for having won three cups in different decades. Born in the Lanarkshire village of Cleland, he joined Celtic from local side Stoneyburn Juniors in 1933. Delaney enjoyed a lengthy career with Celtic, making well over 300 first team appearances, and with the Parkhead club he was a Scottish Cup winner in 1937 and a Scottish League champion in 1936 and 1938.
In 1946 the talented forward joined Matt Busby at Manchester United, where he lifted the FA Cup in 1948. After spells with Aberdeen and Falkirk, Delaney moved to Northern Ireland, winning the Irish Cup with Derry City in 1954, and then the Republic of Ireland, where he was a finalist in the FAI Cup with Cork Athletic in 1956. Jimmy won 13 caps for Scotland, scoring six times, and famously scored the winning goal against England in the 1946 Victory international at Hampden Park.