Photos Special – New iconic images of Celtic fans in Lisbon, 25 May 1967

Some rare images, mostly unseen by Celtic Supporters until now, of the Celtic Supporters in Lisbon on that glorious late afternoon in Lisbon on 25 May 1967 when Celtic became the Champions of Europe.

No other group of Scottish football supporters – other than the 12,000 or so Celtic fans who made their way to Lisbon by plane train, bus or car – have seen their team reach the heights that Celtic achieved that day. Indeed it’s only the Celtic fans who travelled to Milan three years later who have seen a Scottish side play in a European Cup Final, sadly that one didn’t end as they expected and hoped.

As the years pass it’s sadly not just the Lions themselves who are becoming fewer, the Celtic supporters from Lisbon – the ones who can say – “I WAS THERE” – are also far smaller in numbers these days.  So it’s great to show some new photographs and maybe some of Celtic families reading this will see their own family members and that will make their day….

We’ve published this one before but it’s worthwhile using it again before showing you the new fans photographs.

Photo: imago/United Archives International

And here are some of the new photographs of the Celtic fans in Lisbon who all seem to be enjoying themselves…

Photo imago/United Archives International

Photo: imago/United Archives International
Photo imago VI Images: Greenock Supporters Association, Celtic Glasgow Winners in European Cup 1967

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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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