[CB] Chic Geatons (1907)

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[CB] Chic Geatons (1907)

Post by Admin on Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:41 pm

Another famous Fife Celt, Charles 'Chic' Geatons, signed for the Hoops in October 1927 from Lochgelly Celtic as a raw youngster who Willie Maley believed would go on to be a top class defender.

Geatons eventually made his debut as a right-back on March 16th 1929 when Celtic drew 2-2 in a league clash at Parkhead with Aberdeen, at first lacking pace but he worked on his game and gave his all, a whole-hearted player who endeared himself to the support. He would eventually establish himself as the regular right-half but his versatility allowed him to slot into any position in the defence.

As a stalwart in the Celtic defence Geatons was a tough tackling player who played the game with the minimum of fuss and with maximum efficiency. He would typically win the ball from attackers and then in just a few touches would play an accurate pass to his forwards and set up a Celtic attack.

There have been few players in the history of Celtic who were as consistently reliable and solid as Geatons and few have fought so hard for the cause

About
Fullname: Charles Geatons
aka: Chic Geatons, né Charles Gattens
Born: 16 July 1907
Died: 20 June 1970
Birthplace: Lochgelly
Signed: 29 October 1927 (from Lochgelly Celtic)
Left: 1941 (retired)
Position: Right-Half
Debut: Celtic 2-2 Aberdeen, League, 16 Mar 1929
Internationals: N/A
International Caps N/A

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