Celtic

Celtic

The 11 local lads in the Celtic team - who were all born within 20 miles of Celtic Park - took on the millionaire superstars of Inter and created Scottish football history. This is the full story of Celtic's 1966-67 European Cup campaign.

Author: Andy Dougan

Publisher: Virgin Books Limited

ISBN: 1852276029

Category: Europa Cup (Soccer)

Page: 243

View: 860

On May 25, 1967, Glasgow Celtic beat Inter Milan, as Internazionale were then known, by two goals to one, and became the first British team ever to win the European Cup. The 11 local lads in the Celtic team - who were all born within 20 miles of Celtic Park - took on the millionaire superstars of Inter and created Scottish football history. This is the full story of Celtic's 1966-67 European Cup campaign. A chapter is devoted to each of the games, from the opening rounds to the final itself, and the historical perspective is enhanced by first-hand accounts from the players, their contemporaries and the fans.
Categories: Europa Cup (Soccer)

Celtic The Lisbon Lions

Celtic  The Lisbon Lions

The story remains as romantic, inspiring and stirring as ever.

Author: Andy Dougan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780753546550

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 980

40 years ago a group of eleven young men stood in the Estadio Nacional in Lisbon and faced a crowd of 77,000 and the mighty Inter Milan. They were the first British team ever to reach the final of the European Cup. Indeed it was the first time their club had even played in the European Cup. And yet they faced one of the richest teams, with a fearsome reputation and an unbeaten defensive strategy. But these men would go on to make football history... Told by a life-long fan, The Lisbon Lions follows the fortunes of eleven men born within 20 miles of Glasgow who had come to play for a football team struggling in the League. Reinventing the team with his positive playing strategies, manager Jock Stein guided Celtic to victory in the Scottish championships and eventually to the European Cup itself. Andy Dougan takes us on the thrilling journey with Celtic as, round by round, the team's passion, inventiveness, and above all style brings them to the biggest game in their club's history. The story remains as romantic, inspiring and stirring as ever.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Lisbon Lions

The Lisbon Lions

Three days after the Brockville embarrassment, Celtic slumped at home to Partick
Thistle, beaten 2–1 in front of their own fans. 'How could anyone think we were
capable of what we achieved in Lisbon?' asks Gemmell with that trademark ...

Author: Alex Gordon

Publisher: Black & White Publishing

ISBN: 9781845028701

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 238

View: 904

In Lisbon, on 25 May 1967 footballing history was made when Celtic became the first British team to win the European Cup. Against all the odds, the Scottish side had beaten the might of Inter Milan 2-1. Remarkably, in the forty years since that amazing achievement, the Lions' thoughts about that special time have never been brought together in one book - until now. In The Lisbon Lions, the eight surviving members of that famous team - Billy McNeill, Jim Craig, Tommy Gemmell, John Clark, Willie Wallace, Stevie Chalmers, Bertie Auld and Bobby Lennox - offer their memories of the games leading up to that wonderful day in Lisbon, relive the excitement itself and reveal how winning the European Cup changed their lives. As entertaining in print as they were on the field, their exclusive inside stories are told with humour and a real sense of pride. And, with tributes from the players to their late team-mates Ronnie Simpson, Bobby Murdoch and Jimmy Johnstone and their incomparable manager Jock Stein, The Lisbon Lions is a must-read for football fans everywhere.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Hands on with Celtic

Hands on with Celtic

John Fallon remains one of Celtic's great characters and is a lifelong supporter of the club. Now, for the first time, this Celtic legend tells the fascinating inside story of his career in football and his years with the club.

Author: John Fallon

Publisher:

ISBN: 1845029593

Category: Soccer players

Page: 256

View: 348

John Fallon remains one of Celtic's great characters and is a lifelong supporter of the club. Now, for the first time, this Celtic legend tells the fascinating inside story of his career in football and his years with the club. Fallon joined Celtic in the late 1950s when the club was struggling, saw a fair amount of the desperate days of 1963 and 1964 but was there at the start of the glory years when Celtic won the Scottish Cup in 1965. He shared in good and bad times with the club, was the substitute goalkeeper at the European Cup Final in Lisbon in 1967, and was suddenly called into action in South America when Ronnie Simpson was felled by a missile - and performed brilliantly. He hit a low point in 1968 after one bad game against Rangers at the New Year, but fought back gloriously to play his part in the incredible month of April 1969 when Celtic won all three Scottish domestic trophies in one calendar month. It is a career he is rightly proud of and now John Fallon reveals the inside story and some brand new insights into his relationship with Jock Stein and other members of the Lisbon Lions, which were not always straightforward. There are accounts of his dealings with opponents, the clashes with Rangers and with European opposition in what was a fantastic era for the game in Scotland. He also shares his opinions on the art of goalkeeping, the state of Celtic at the moment and the future of the game in Scotland. John Fallon ended his career with Motherwell and Morton but his finest playing years were with Celtic Football Club and Hands On With Celtic is a fascinating account of a fantastic football career from the golden years of Scottish football.
Categories: Soccer players

A Year and a Day

A Year and a Day

This is their tale as never told before. The remarkable story of how Jock Stein brought together a group of local lads, engaging on their first European Cup campaign, and led them all the way to the top will never be repeated.

Author: Graham McColl

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471157127

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 306

Celtic’s greatest side became European champions in 1967, but if you think you know their history – think again. This is their tale as never told before. The remarkable story of how Jock Stein brought together a group of local lads, engaging on their first European Cup campaign, and led them all the way to the top will never be repeated. As they progressed, they continued to challenge on four fronts, giving new pride to the city of Glasgow, and creating a legend that resonates still, fifty years on. A Year and a Day provides unprecedented detail on the twelve months that brought such unique success. Discover which Clyde player almost became a Lisbon Lion and who he would have replaced. Learn how Jock Stein got his prediction for the final horribly wrong and even what the Lions had for breakfast on the great day. Find out who spirited away the match ball – and keeps it to this day – at the end of Celtic’s tumultuous quarter-final with Vojvodina. The book includes an excruciatingly honest interview with Jimmy Johnstone, Celtic’s greatest player, previously unpublished in full. The other Lisbon Lions also have their say, and here too, for the first time, are extensive interviews with representatives of all of the opponents that Celtic faced on the way to Lisbon, providing frank and shocking insights. Teeming with fresh material, this book scrutinises every step Celtic took on the way to winning the European Cup. Even the players who won the great trophy will discover in these pages new revelations about how they emerged triumphant. It is the last word on their magnificent achievement.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Sean Fallon Celtic s Iron Man

Sean Fallon  Celtic s Iron Man

Sean Fallon is one of British football's great untold stories.

Author: Stephen Sullivan

Publisher: BackPage Press

ISBN: 9781909430129

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

View: 303

Sean Fallon is one of British football's great untold stories. For the first time, the Celtic legend speaks candidly about his time as right-hand man to Jock Stein and how together they ruled Scottish football and conquered Europe with the Lisbon Lions. We learn how the Irishman shaped Celtic's glory era of the 1960s and 70s by signing not only the majority of the Lions, but also players such as Kenny Dalglish, Danny McGrain, Lou Macari, George Connelly, Davie Hay, Pat Bonner and Paul McStay. Fallon also reflects on his stellar playing career including the 7–1 League Cup final win over Rangers in 1957, the lean years of the early 1960s and the uneasy final stages of his and Stein's tenure at Celtic. His own, oft-underestimated role is illuminated by revealing interviews with the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, Kenny Dalglish, current Celtic boss Neil Lennon, chief executive Peter Lawwell, Stein's son, George, Sean's family and former colleagues.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Lions of Lisbon

The Lions of Lisbon

On 25 May 1967, Celtic beat Inter Milan 2–1 to become the first British team to win the European Cup. Fifty years on, The Lions of Lisbon relives the jubilation from the fans’ point of view.

Author: Willy Maley

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781912387229

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 108

On 25 May 1967, Celtic beat Inter Milan 2–1 to become the first British team to win the European Cup. Fifty years on, The Lions of Lisbon relives the jubilation from the fans’ point of view.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Invincible Brendan Rodgers Historic First Season at Celtic

Invincible  Brendan Rodgers  Historic First Season at Celtic

In the club's centenary season of 1987/88, Billy McNeill, captain of the Lisbon
Lions, masterminded a League and Scottish Cup double as manager. On the
125th anniversary of Celtic being formed in 2012, Barcelona were beaten in the ...

Author: David Friel

Publisher: BackPage Press

ISBN: 9781909430280

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 540

47 domestic games. 43 wins. 134 goals. Zero defeats. Three trophies. Invincible. The Celtic team of 2016/17 became only the fourth in the club s history to win the Treble. Greater still, they completed the entire domestic season without losing a game and in the process rewrote the history of Scottish football. This is the inside story of the football revolution under Brendan Rodgers that transformed Celtic. We are inside the room as Rodgers signs Moussa Dembele; on the training ground as players such as Scott Brown and Stuart Armstrong are reborn; and inside the boardroom as Rodgers lays down the blueprint that he hopes will establish a dynasty at Celtic.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Century Bhoys

The Century Bhoys

Entertaining and informative, Century Bhoys is full of facts and anecdotes about the greatest goalscorers in the history of Celtic FC.

Author: Paul Cuddihy

Publisher: Black & White Publishing

ISBN: 9781845026103

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 385

Since Celtic's formation in 1888, a total of seven hundred and seventy seven players have represented the club at first-team level and by the end of season 2007/08, Celtic had scored 10,883 competitive goals. However, just twenty-eight players have managed to score more than 100 competitive goals for Celtic throughout those 120 years. Century Bhoys celebrates each of these twenty-eight players, from the first player to hit 100 goals, Sandy McMahon (1890-1903), to the greatest goalscorer of all time, Jimmy McGrory with an incredible 468 goals in 445 appearances. It's an incredible list featuring famous Lisbon Lions such as Stevie Chalmers and Bobby Lennox and modern greats such as Brian McClair, Charlie Nicholas, John Hartson and, of course, the legendary Henrik Larsson, who scored 242 goals in 315 games during a seven-year period with the club. Each chapter focuses on an individual player, looking at their playing career with Celtic, with particular focus on their first goal, their 100th goal, the final goal as well as the highs and lows of their time at the club and one or two quirky and not widely known facts. Entertaining and informative, Century Bhoys is full of facts and anecdotes about the greatest goalscorers in the history of Celtic FC.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

A Bhoy Called Bertie

A Bhoy Called Bertie

In A Bhoy Called Bertie, the legendary Lisbon Lion lifts the lid on his life and career and reveals the secrets that will astonish supporters everywhere, including: • His rise to the pinnacle of European soccer from the abject poverty of ...

Author: Bertie Auld

Publisher: Black & White Publishing

ISBN: 9781845028374

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 339

Celtic legend Bertie Auld is one of the most controversial and colourful characters in Scottish football history. Over the passing decades, he has steadfastly refused to discuss his remarkable lifetime in the game - until now. In A Bhoy Called Bertie, the legendary Lisbon Lion lifts the lid on his life and career and reveals the secrets that will astonish supporters everywhere, including: • His rise to the pinnacle of European soccer from the abject poverty of a childhood in war-torn Glasgow • The truth behind his return to Celtic and the man who really signed him • His unique and often stormy relationship with Jock Stein • How he got sent off in his international debut for Scotland • How the Lisbon Lions really beat Inter Milan in the European Cup Final in 1967 - without kicking a ball • The day he was sent off in the biggest game in Celtic's history - and refused to go • What really went wrong when favourites Celtic flopped in the 1970 European Final • The men he rated - and hated - in football • The Old Firm battles and what really happened during and after these confrontations • His amazing times as a manager at Hibs, Partick Thistle, Hamilton and Dumbarton and his feuds with the chairmen Bertie Auld's autobiography is every bit as explosive and volatile as the man himself. He never shirked a tackle as a player and there are still no holds barred long after the boots have been put away. It's a sensational read for Celtic fans everywhere.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

John Hartson s Celtic Dream Team

John Hartson s Celtic Dream Team

I was an injured Hoops star representing the club at the funeral back in April
2004 after a heart attack took the Lisbon Lions' goalkeeper from us at the age of
seventythree. Amidst the grief that day I remember the pride of Ronnie's family in
his ...

Author: John Hartson

Publisher: Black & White Publishing

ISBN: 9781845025007

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 796

He's got no hair but we don't care, walking in a Hartson wonderland.' That famous song was belted out 110 times around Celtic Park as big bad John became one of a select band of players to score a century of goals in the Hoops. Now in his typical no-holds-barred style, the former Arsenal and Wales striker tackles the mission of naming his best ever Celtic eleven.? Along with new anecdotes from his time at Celtic Park under Martin O'Neill and alongside legendary team-mates such as Henrik Larsson and Chris Sutton, John Hartson's Celtic Dream Team discusses the best Celtic has on offer from the illustrious greats of the past right through to the modern era. They all have a chance of being in Hartson's starting eleven - but who will earn the right to play? This is his list of legends, chosen by a player who fought back from the brink of death and won his battle with cancer and a place in the hearts of millions. Full of humour, stories and football wisdom, this is a book no Celtic fan should miss. And find out what Celtic manager Neil Lennon thinks of his former team-mate's choices . . .
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Winning Touch My Autobiography

The Winning Touch  My Autobiography

One of Celtic's greatest ever strikers, Stevie Chalmers epitomised the exciting attacking football with which Celtic took Europe by storm during the 1960s.

Author: Stevie Chalmers

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780755363230

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 184

One of Celtic's greatest ever strikers, Stevie Chalmers epitomised the exciting attacking football with which Celtic took Europe by storm during the 1960s. It was Stevie who scored the golden goal in the 1967 European Cup final that clinched the great trophy for Celtic and that saw him and his team-mates immortalised as the Lisbon Lions. Stevie was the Glasgow club's leading scorer in that amazing 1966-67 season, when they became the first British club to reign as champions of Europe and in which they scooped up every trophy at home. He was also the club's most prolific striker during the 1960s, becoming leading goalscorer for Celtic four times during that decade. It was appropriate, then, that it should be Stevie Chalmers who should nip in ahead of everyone five minutes from time in Lisbon to finish off, with finesse, the challenge of Internazionale of Milan, the richest and most successful club in the world. It was the most magical moment in Celtic's history and Stevie describes here, in fascinating detail, just how he came to be in the right place at the right time to write himself into history. Here for the first time Stevie relates key inside details of Celtic's path to glory, his own enormous personal battle to overcome a near-fatal illness to become a footballer and his sometimes uneasy relationship with Jock Stein, the Celtic manager. It all underlines the momentousness of his being there to accomplish that match-winning feat on Celtic's greatest-ever day.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Heart of a Lion

Heart of a Lion

William (Willie) Wallace was the last signing made by Celtic manager to complete the team that conquered Europen football in 1967. This is his story.

Author: William Wallace

Publisher:

ISBN: 0957617100

Category:

Page: 272

View: 451

Willie Wallace was one of the renown Lisbon Lions who brought Glasgow Celtic the honour of being the first British Football Club to win the European Cup. With Jimmy Johnstone, Bertie Auld, Billy McNeill and a host of other gifted players, Willie Wallace was part of the greatest Scottish team ever assembled.
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This Is How It Feels to Be Celtic

This Is How It Feels to Be Celtic

THIS IS HOW IT FEELS TO BE CELTIC - DREAMS AND SONGS WITH THE INVINCIBLES is one supporter's account of Celtic FC's incredible 'Invincible' season of 2016-17 when the arrival of new manager Brendan Rodgers saw Celtic win every major ...

Author: The Shamrock

Publisher:

ISBN: 1979711496

Category:

Page: 184

View: 955

THIS IS HOW IT FEELS TO BE CELTIC - DREAMS AND SONGS WITH THE INVINCIBLES is one supporter's account of Celtic FC's incredible 'Invincible' season of 2016-17 when the arrival of new manager Brendan Rodgers saw Celtic win every major domestic trophy - without losing a single game. The songs, the chants, the stories, the jokes and all the drama of an unforgettable season are recounted in monthly review chapters capturing every match with special additional features on Kieran Tierney, The North Curve standing area, Brendan Rodgers and the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Lisbon Lions. This a rollicking and humorous review of the best Celtic season in a lifetime - a celebration of the players and fans who made it so memorable. 'We Are Invincible, We Are Invincible . . .'
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Celtic

Celtic

This is a book that no discerning fan of Celtic Football Club will want to be without.

Author: Jim Craig

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing

ISBN: 1780576382

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 951

A colourful, eventful and quirky look at the history of Celtic FC, with a narrative that's as much a human story as a footballing one. Celtic Football Club's story is laced with drama and excitement, featuring a host of colourful individuals and a social history matched by few, if any, football clubs. In Celtic: Pride and Passion, Lisbon Lion Jim Craig and Pat Woods, a historian of the club, take a fresh look at several lesser-known episodes in Celtic's history, including: the fascinating link between Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and a dramatic Ne'erday match at Celtic Park; the unforgettable night the 'playboy of the Eastern world' lit up Parkhead with a performance that helped to sow the seeds for a revolution at the club; the remarkable story of a trophy that was such a source of friction that the club kept it locked in a safe; and the pivotal year in which the rivalry between Celtic and Rangers took on a darker hue. They also recount the revealing story, told through the eyes of the European press, of how Celtic captivated a continent in the annus mirabilis of 1967. Celtic: Pride and Passion is a book that no discerning fan of Celtic Football Club will want to be without.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Celtic Story

The Celtic Story

In literal graphic detail, The Celtic Story unfolds all the drama and glory of one of the world’s most famous football clubs.

Author: Allan Canning

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company Limited

ISBN: 1845964012

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 256

View: 554

In this visually stunning full-length comic book story of Celtic Football Club, Tommy Canning conveys through his superb illustrations the rich history of the Glasgow club from its founding and early years through to the present day. The landmark moments in the club's history are proudly recounted, including Brother Walfrid's efforts to start a football team to help the poor, the lifting of the European Cup, the winning of nine league titles in a row under Jock Stein and the breathtaking road to the UEFA Cup final in Seville in 2003. The Celtic Storyalso brings to life many of the club's past greats - players such as Jimmy Quinn, Patsy Gallacher, John Thomson, Jimmy McGrory, Charlie Tully, Jock Stein and the Lisbon Lions - and celebrates its current stars, including Aiden McGeady, Shunsuke Nakamura, Artur Boruc and Stephen McManus. In graphic detail,The Celtic Storyrecounts all the drama and glory of one of the world's most famous football clubs.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Keeping in Paradise

Keeping in Paradise

It is a career he s rightly proud of and now -Keeping in Paradise- reveals the inside story, as well as some brand new insights into his turbulent relationship with Jock Stein.

Author: John Fallon

Publisher: Black & White Publishing

ISBN: 9781845029753

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 226

John Fallon is an outstanding example... We can be proud of him.' JOCK STEIN John Fallon has always loved Celtic Football Club and pulling on the jersey was a dream come true. Now, for the first time, this legendary goalkeeper tells the fascinating inside story of his years in Paradise. Fallon joined Celtic in the late 1950s and saw the club move from desperate times to glory years, sharing in good times and bad. He was there when Celtic won the Scottish Cup in 1965 and famously he was the substitute goalkeeper for the Lisbon Lions during their European Cup triumph in 1967. When Ronnie Simpson was felled by a missile in South America the same year, Fallon was called into action and performed brilliantly. Then, after crucial mistakes in the game against Rangers in 1968, his career suffered. But John Fallon fought back, playing his part in Celtic s incredible month of April 1969 when they won all three Scottish domestic trophies. It is a career he s rightly proud of and now -Keeping in Paradise- reveals the inside story, as well as some brand new insights into his turbulent relationship with Jock Stein. He also shares his opinions on the art of goalkeeping, the intense psychological warfare of the Old Firm rivalry and the future of the game in Scotland.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Celtic the Invincibles

Celtic   the Invincibles

Relive Celtic's glorious treble-winning season in which they won the League Cup, the Premiership trophy and the Scottish Cup all wrapped up in green and white ribbons.

Author: Paul Cuddihy

Publisher:

ISBN: 1911287893

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 289

Relive Celtic's glorious treble-winning season in which they won the League Cup, the Premiership trophy and the Scottish Cup all wrapped up in green and white ribbons. Manager Brendan Rodgers led the Celts to all three trophies unbeaten as the Hoops finished the domestic season as "The Invincibles," becoming the first team to achieve this feat. The League Cup win, achieved with four straight wins, was also Celtic's 100th major trophy win. The Championship win was Celtic's sixth in a row, the third time the club has achieved this and the unbeaten league win was only the second time the club had done this, the first being nearly 120 years previously. The Hoops also created a new league record of 106 points and an SPFL record of 106 goals scored. The Scottish Cup win came after five straight wins in which the Celts scored 17 goals for the loss of only two. All these memorable moments are celebrated in full color as well as a special feature on the Lisbon Lions on the 50th anniversary of their 1967 European success.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

A Football Compendium

A Football Compendium

Author: Peter J. Seddon

Publisher: British Library Board

ISBN: UOM:39015063296142

Category: Reference

Page: 815

View: 994

The second edition of this indispensable guide to British (not American) football contains over 7,000 entries arranged in fourteen chapters. With greatly increased coverage of football films and music, every facet of association football from 1863 to the present is covered. Knowledgeable essays, reviews, and annotations guide the reader through the wealth of UK literature. This is a significant addition to the literature of association football, and required reading for collectors and fans of the game.
Categories: Reference

Hail Cesar

Hail Cesar

Told with great humour and intelligence, this is a fascinating story from one of Scotland's greatest heroes.

Author: Billy McNeill

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472226990

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 652

From 1958-75 Billy McNeill was at the heart of everything Celtic did. An uncompromising but fair centre half, he captained the club for twelve hugely successful years. Later in his life he returned for two more periods as Celtic manager, winning the undying support of the club's legion of fans for his complete commitment to the cause. In this remarkable autobiography, he recalls the glory days of the Lisbon Lions alongside Bobby Lennox and Jimmy Johnstone; playing for Scotland with Billy Bremner and Denis Law; coming to England as a manager; and reveals just how good a babysitter Kenny Dalglish was. Told with great humour and intelligence, this is a fascinating story from one of Scotland's greatest heroes.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography