Class of 1967, the Celtic stars just before leaving for Lisbon

Best of luck to The Bhoys at Hampden in the Scottish Cup Final this afternoon against theRangers and if there’s every a day to add some more glory to the Celtic name then sure it is on 25th May? Play to our capabilities and we’ll bring the cup home…

On Monday 15 May 1967 Celtic celebrated that season’s quadruple on Trophy Night at Celtic Park with a 2-0 win over Kilmarnock and all four trophies – The Glasgow Cup, The League Cup, the Scottish Cup and the League Championship trophy – were all there at Paradise, on top of a Shellys vehicle for the best ever half-time entertainment.

Jock Stein’s Celtic all conquering Celtic side took the acclaim of the Celtic support ,and incredibly just 21,000 supporters attended the match, quite remarkably.

Afterwards the Celtic players, who in ten days time were to play in the European Cup Final in Lisbon against Italian giants and bookies favourites Inter Milan.

READ THIS…“This is the day, and this is the place,” Jock Stein, 25th May 1967

Here are photos of that half-time trophy display and the players holding aloft Celtic’s greatest ever manager.  That’s not what this article is about though. The Celtic Star wants to show you some photographs of the Celtic players taken two nights later on Wednesday 17 May, a selection of individual shots of these Celtic players just eight days before they made history and became the Lisbon Lions.

Look at these photos and look into the players’ eyes and you will see the steely determination of winners.  You’ll enjoy this…our photos begin on the next page…

See Faither, Ronnie Simpson, on Wednesday 17 May, 1967  on the next page…

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About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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