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PersonalFullname: Francis Brogan
aka: Frank Brogan
Born: 3 June 1942
Signed: 1 November 1960
Left: 11 June 1964 (to Ipswich Town)
Debut: Celtic 1-1 Clyde, Charity Cup (Neutral Venue), 9 May 1961
BiogFrank Brogan arrived at Celtic from junior club St Roch's in 1960. He was a chartered accountant by trade.
The Stepps-born winger was blessed with lightening quick pace and could reportedly run 100 yards in a fraction over 10 seconds. His debut for the Bhoys came in a 1-1 Charity Cup final tie with Clyde at Hampden on May 9th.
However despite some excellent performances Frank failed to hold down a regular first team starting spot. He made a total of 48 appearances for the Hoops - and bagged 17 goals - before departing south to Ipswich Town in 1964 where he was a firm favourite of the support. He was though too often out of the team as in it, and the management were not happy with his participation (irony overload!).
Must add that this was a desolate time for the Celtic side. We hadn't won anything since the classic 1957 League Cup final, and the manager was undermined and totally demoralised by the board. All decisions used to be on the whim of the chairman, and this created a vicious circle that was destroying the side. Into this set-up no player could really do well. Even the Lisbon Lions (to be) who were in the squad at the similar time were seeing their career seriously dented by the environment.
Later years, injury was to be a curse. He missed most of the 1970-71 season with a broken ankle, tried a come-back with Morton (where he walked out before a match). Then at Halifax, a bone snapping again meant he knew it was time to quit and duly did. He went onto be coach for Blantyre Celtic.
Frank is the brother of Jim Brogan who had a much more successful career with Celtic in the late 1960's early 1970's.
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