Jim Craig – Billy McNeill was a great admirer of Steve Fulton

When it comes to having a long Celtic career, the maxim ‘many are called but few are chosen’ is certainly true and Steve Fulton is one young man who springs to mind.

Steve came up through the ranks with the Boys Club and eventually signed full forms for Celtic on 15 May 1987, finding himself in the Premier League squad as early as 24 October that year for the home match against Dundee United.

Manager Billy McNeill was a great admirer and Steve did not let him down, having excellent matches against Liverpool in the Dubai Cup in April 1989, the Scottish Cup semi-final against Hibs that same month and the friendly with Ajax in December 1989.

However, when Liam Brady came in during 1990, Steve’s opportunities became fewer and that scenario continued under Lou Macari, when he replaced Brady.

On this day in 1993, after 93 matches and 6 goals for Celtic, Steve Fulton was transferred to Bolton for a fee of £300,000.

Many Happy Returns to Craig Bellamy, born on this day in 1979 in Cardiff. During a loan spell with Celtic in 2005, Craig made 12 appearances, with 7 goals to his name.

Jim Craig

About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor, who 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 editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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