Jinky: The Biography Of Jimmy Johnstone Paperback / softback
by Jim Black
Jimmy 'Jinky' Johnstone, was born on the 30th September, 1944, in the district of Bothwell, Scotland.
He enjoyed a wonderful childhood and it was the daily games of schoolboy football in his youth that would define his life and his place in history.
Signed by Celtic in 1963, it's a testimony to Johnstone's magical balance, dribbling skills and sheer athleticism that he managed to play at the highest level for over twelve years without suffering a serious injury.
His ability to make defenders, particularly English ones, look ponderous and muscle-bound in their efforts to stymie his inventiveness and creativity, endeared him to football followers everywhere, even Rangers fans.
He became a footballing legend. Jimmy Johnstone was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2001.
He spent the last years of his life tirelessly researching and campaigning to find a cure for the disease.
He died in March 2006.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 256 pages, Section: 8, b/w photos
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 02/09/2010
- Category: Biography: sport
- ISBN: 9780751539851