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Frank Brogan

Discussion in 'Celtic Chat' started by Notorious, May 4, 2021.

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  1. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

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    Everyone at Celtic is saddened to hear of the passing of former player, Frank Brogan, who has died at the age of 78.

    Frank joined Celtic in 1960 as an outside-left, and after being farmed out to St Roch’s Juniors, he made his first team bow for the Hoops in the Charity Cup final against Clyde in May 1961. That game finished 1-1, with both teams sharing the trophy.

    It would be the following 1961/62 season that Frank made the breakthrough into Jimmy McGrory’s Celtic side. He made his competitive debut in a 2-2 league draw at home to Hearts on February 21, 1962, and 10 days later, he scored the first of 17 goals for the club in a 2-1 win over Dundee. In that first season, he made 13 appearances, scoring five goals, including a double against Aberdeen.

    And his goal in a 2-1 win over Partick Thistle at Firhill on April 4, 1962 created a little piece of Celtic history as it was Celtic’s 5,000th league goal in their history. He would later donate the ball from that game back to the club in 2012


    During his time at the club, Frank was joined by his brother, Jim, and they both played in the same Celtic team on a handful of occasions, including Jim’s debut against Falkirk in September 1963.

    At the end of the 1963/64 season, Frank left Celtic, having made a total of 48 appearances for the club, scoring 17 goals.

    He joined Ipswich Town, where he spent the next seven years, before short spells at Morton and Halifax Town before retiring from football.

    The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Celtic are with Frank’s family and friends at this extremely sad time.
     
  2. The Prof Administrator Administrator

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    Sad news, his brother Jim bought me dinner many years ago, it's a long story lol.


    R.I.P Frank. :shamrock:
     
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    RIP Frank, * bless.
     
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    Met Jim a few times in Victoria bar when his son ran it. Very down to earth.
     
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    Spent many a night with Jim when he owned the wintergills on GWR