Ronnie Simpson

Ronnie-Simpson1930 – 2004

Ronnie was just 14 years old when he made his senior debut with Queen’s Park FC and he was selected to play for the Great Britain side managed by Matt Busby at the 1948 Olympic Games. After four years with the Spiders he moved to local rivals Third Lanark, before winning a move south to Newcastle United in 1951. At Newcastle Ronnie would twice win the FA Cup. He moved back to Scotland in 1960 and spent four years with Hibernian. Heading towards the twilight years of his career Simpson was transferred to Celtic, supposedly as cover for John Fallon. He quickly established himself at Celtic and would go on to win four League Championships, one Scottish Cup and three Scottish League Cups. He was a member of the Celtic side which won the European Cup in 1967 and in the same year was Scotland’s oldest debutant when he played in the famous 3-2 victory over World Champions England. He would go on to win five caps for Scotland.