11th Apr, 2024 14:30

The Sporting Auction | Part Two: The Celtic Story

 
Lot 1932
 

GEORGE CONNELLY OF CELTIC F.C., FIRST DIVISION WINNERS GOLD MEDAL
1970/71

the obverse with central shield shaped plaque with red enamelled lion rampant motif, surrounded by enamelled thistle motifs and blue enamel border inscribed Scottish Football League Championship, the reverse inscribed FIRST DIVISION Season 1970-71 G. CONNOLLY (player's name misspell), in nine carat gold, in box

Note: Often viewed as one of the greatest talents of his generation, Connelly's story is an enigmatic one. From carving out success at an early age, to walking away from the game aged just 26, much has been speculated about the player.

It is perhaps better to summarise with the words of teammate Davie Hay:

'George is basically a very shy person who conquered it every time to go out on the pitch'

During nine seasons with the club, he would win a multitude of honours.

(approx. 13g)

4.8cm high including suspension

 

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Sold for £2,200
Estimated at £2,000 - £3,000


 
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