LEGENDS AND ICONS – CHARLIE TULLY
Glasgow Eyes takes us down football’s memory lane, as we shine the spotlight on the greatest players in the history of the beautiful game in Glasgow.
First up we take a look at “Charles Patrick Tully” legendary Glasgow Celtic forward of the 1940s and 50s.
Born in Belfast in 1924, Tully arrived at Celtic in 1948 signed from Belfast Celtic.
As with most of these legendary icons of yesteryear, his reputation was sealed
after an outstanding performance against Rangers shortly into his career.
Tully mania was about to grip Glasgow’s East End. 319 appearances scoring 47 goals in 11 years at Celtic.
Tull’s most memorable match for Celtic was in 1953 cup game against Falkirk he unbelievable scored direct from two corners ( imagine a player doing that today) Celtic eventually going on to win 3 -2.
Charlie Tully was given a free transfer by Celtic in 1959.
In 1971 the legendary forward died very young aged just 47, during the funeral the Falls Road was packed by fans and mourners by both sides of the football divide.
Touch of class .