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PersonalFullname: Samuel Hemple
aka: Sam Hemple, Sammy Hemple
Born: 3 May 1929
Signed: 11 Dec 1952
Left: 6 Aug 1954 (to Albion Rovers)
Debut: Stirling Albion 2-1 Celtic, League, 5 Dec 1953
International Caps: N/A
BiogCentre-forward Sam Hemple was an experienced Junior player when he joined Celtic from Rutherglen Glencairn in December 1952. He was the nephew of ex-Celt John McKnight from the 1920s [need checked who he is!]. Sam was the 23rd striker on Celtic's books!
Renowned for his ability in the air Hemple made his debut in a 2-1 league defeat at Stirling Albion on December 5th 1953. He scored two goals in four appearances for the Bhoys but with John McPhail as first choice forward Hemple couldn’t force his way into the first team on a regular basis. Celtic did well with him, scoring 13 goals in Sam's first three games. His return of 2 goals in 4 games was respectable too.
Sam left Celtic for Albion Rovers in August 1954 after falling out with the board over terms.
Sam Hemple was a builder's labourer and left his mark on improvements to turnstiles and other entrances and exits at Celtic Park.
He retired from the game due to a groin injury that would not heal.
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