If You Know The History – 21st June 1985 Desmond White died in Crete

Desmond White was better known in later life for being a director, then treasurer then chairman of Celtic Football Club but in his younger days, he had been well recognised as a goalkeeper.

He had a spell with Edinburgh City before joining Queen’s Park, for whom he was between the sticks on 16th April 1937 when Jimmy McGrory scored his last goal for Celtic. White became club secretary in 1940, was appointed a director in 1947 and assumed the position of chairman after the death of Sir Robert Kelly in 1971.

FROM LEFT; DAVIE MCPARLAND, TOM DEVLIN, DESMOND WHITE, JAMES FARRELL, JOCK STEIN, KEVIN KELLY

On this day in 1985, Desmond White died while on holiday in Crete; he was in his mid-70s.

Jim Craig

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