Jimmy McStay

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Jimmy McStay
Personal information
Full name James Frederick McStay
Date of birth (1893-09-12)12 September 1893
Place of birth Ardrossan, Ayrshire, Scotland
Date of death 3 January 1974(1974-01-03) (aged 80)
Place of death Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Left half
Youth career
Larkhall Thistle
–1920 Royal Scots Fusiliers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1920–1934 Celtic
1934– Hamilton Academical
National team
1926–1931 Scottish League XI[1] 3 (0)
Teams managed
1938–1940 Alloa Athletic
1940–1945 Celtic
1946–1951 Hamilton Academical
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

James Frederick "Jimmy" McStay (12 September 1893 – 3 January 1974) was a Scottish football player and manager. He spent most of his career at Celtic, and was a captain and manager for the club. He took over the club captaincy from his brother, Willie McStay, in 1929.

McStay managed the club between 9 February 1940 and 23 July 1945. However, this coincided with the suspension of the Scottish Cup and Scottish Football League during wartime, meaning he never had the opportunity to manage the club in competition. He also managed Alloa Athletic and Hamilton Academical.

McStay's great-nephews, Paul and Willie, also played for Celtic in the 1980s and 1990s.





Alloa Athletic
Hamilton Academical

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 30 November 2013.
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Alloa Athletic 1938 1940
Celtic February 1940 July 1945 0 0 0 0 !
Hamilton Academical 1946 1951
  • no competitive games played during his time at Celtic. No statistics currently available for Alloa Athletic and Hamilton Academical.


  1. ^ "Jimmy McStay". Londonhearts.com. London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 

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Preceded by
Willie McStay
Celtic F.C. captain
Succeeded by
Bobby Hogg