On This Day: Jock Stein’s Celtic win 8IAR

On Saturday 28 April 1973 Celtic won the Scottish League Championship for the eighth year in a row by beating Hibs 3-0 at Easter Road before a packed crowd of 45,453, the vast majority of them being Celtic supporters.

Rangers have fought hard all season and Celtic have a difficult last day, but they rose magnificently to the occasion with a goal from Dixie Deans in the first half, then Kenny Dalglish and Dixie Deans again in the second half.

It was a great triumph for Jock Stein after the bad mid-winter that the team suffered, and the team was now virtually unrecognisable from the team that won the first championship in the sequence back in 1966.

Only Billy McNeill, Bobby Murdoch and Jimmy Johnstone remained from the Celtic league winning side from 1966.

Some of the new players weren’t that bad though…

Here are the highlights…

Stein would prepare his side to go again and win their 9th consecutive title and continue to shatter Scottish Footballing records.

Celtic won 8-in-a-row again in 2019 with a win over Aberdeen at Pittodrie 46 years. Unfortunately both teams would be unable to clinch the illusive ten but there were some incredible memories throughout both campaigns.

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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