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

“It’s a fairytale, something you can’t write. To sit in and think about it now is unbelievable.”
Willie Wallace

“The game is all about opinions though and I don’t think that it is the way to go to rule Celtic out of winning a European trophy again. It’s hard, we won the European Cup in 1967 when we were the underdogs, and we could possibly have won it a couple of time more. Jock Stein never told us we couldn’t win it. Martin O’Neill got his team to Seville and was unlucky to lose the UEFA Cup Final to a team that went on to win the Champions League the next season. We can’t stop believing”. Willie Wallace

“I’m a Celtic supporter first and foremost, since the day I signed for the club and until my dying day. I’ve never kicked Celtic – except when I played against them!” Willie Wallace 

Willie Wallace, Celtic FC, 17 May 1967. Imago TopFoto (The Celtic Star)

See Bobby Lennox 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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