“They love the Celtic,” Carl Starfelt’s parents approach Celtic fans in Lisbon

Celtic fans are always found in Lisbon at this time of the year as they make their way to the Estadio Nacional on the outskirts of the city as a footballing pilgrimage to the events in that very special area 56 years ago today, when Celtic became the Champions of Europe beating Inter Milan 2-1 in a remarkably one-sided final where the final score flattered the Italians.

Mick Duffy and his mates have made their way to the Portuguese capital and as you would expect were proudly wearing the Hoops. It was then that something rather remarkable happened, as Mick describes…

“This couple approached me in Lisbon airport, told me how much ” and then revealed that their son plays for our ‘wonderful club’…His name is Carl Starfelt. “Honestly, lovely people.”

Incidentally if you haven’t visited Lisbon and its very special Estadio Nacional then you should try to do so, you will not be disappointed. Even to this day it’s magical with the aura of the Lisbon Lions providing the magic.

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 editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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