Lisbon Lions Photo Special – 25 May 1967 – The Day We Won The Greatest Prize

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Fifty five years ago today Celtic became the Champions of Europe winning the European Cup Final in Lisbon against Italian giants Inter Milan with a dominant display of attacking football that no other European Cup or Champions League Final had ever seen before or since. We have written extensively about the Lisbon Lions on The Celtic Star and having published books for Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell, Jim Craig as well as two books on the Lisbon o we have plenty of content to share with you on the 25th May.

However before we do that we thought we could start by telling the story of both the 25th May in Lisbon and indeed the next day back at Celtic Park when the trophy reached British shores for the first time ever not with words but simply through some of our photographs, many of which are exclusive to The Celtic Star. We have so many of these that it’s practically impossible to fit into one article so we’ll punish another later this morning continuing the story of the Lisbon Lions in photos and the day they won the greatest prize right here on The Celtic Star…

We’re sure that you will enjoy flicking through these very special Lisbon Lion images..

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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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  1. Brilliant, thanks for sharing. The three pictures of that wonderful day that mean so much to me, is….

    Bertie Auld running side by side with Armando Picchi, the Inter captain, the clarity of the picture shows the determination and concentration of both players, an action packed picture.

    The picture that shows Stevie Chalmers side flick that scores the winning goal, ‘practice makes perfect’.

    And of course the iconic picture of Cesar lifting up the European Cup on that elevated plinth. Billy McNeill, Celtics Greek God, captures a football moment in time that has never been equalled. RIP our Lisbon hero’s.