The Mirror, 26/11/2001, p5

HE may have only months left to live, or he may have years.
But, for the first time, football might just now take second place in
the world of Jimmy “Jinky”Johnstone.
The Celtic wing king still took his usual seat at Parkhead yesterday to
witness the Old Firm win against Rangers.
And, no doubt, the memories of his heady days at the club will have
sprung to his mind. Jinky signed for Celtic as a gifted teenager and
made his first- team debut in 1963.
The legendary Jock Stein then took the youngster under his wing and
Jinky’s magical skills entertained the Parkhead faithful right through
the club’s glory years.
His Celtic career came to an end in 1975, by which time he was a Lisbon
Lion, thanks to the club’s historic victory in the European Cup in
1967, and had a haul of nine league championship medals, four Scottish
Cup medals and five League Cup medals.
And then there was his 23 international caps – not bad for a wee lad
who started out as a ball- boy at Parkhead.


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