Celtic centre half Willie Cringan’s 15ct gold award from the 1-0 victory over Hibernian in the final at Hampden Park on March 31 sold for a mid-estimate £2000 at McTear’s (24% buyer’s premium) November 23 auction, also in Glasgow.
Cringan (1890-1958) was a Scottish international footballer who played for Sunderland, Ayr United, Third Lanark and Motherwell. His senior debut for Celtic came in a 2-0 victory over Rangers on May 12, 1917. He would later go on to captain the team until his departure in 1923.
Over the years the medal passed through the Cringan family, eventually coming to the player’s grandson, also named William Cringan, who was the vendor.