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  Photographs & memories of the famous GLASGOW CELTIC

Manager Jock Stein CBE

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Jock Stein  Cetic Index   Page1  -   Page 2. -     Lisbon Lions                             


 The Coronation Cup
was a one-off football tournament to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 between four English and four Scottish clubs held in Glasgow in May 1953.
This tournament, like the Empire Exhibition Trophy, was held in very high regard by the Scottish clubs, as at the time it allowed teams to test themselves against teams from another country in the days before European football.

However, their English counterparts greeted the tournament with disdain, and played many second string players

Celtic and Hibernian met in the final at Hampden Park, Celtic coming out the winners 2-0 before 117,060 spectators

Jock captained Celtic to Coronation Cup success when they unexpectedly beat Arsenal 1-0, Manchester United 2-1 and Hibernian 1-0 to become unofficial champions of Britain and in 1954, he captained Celtic to their first League championship since 1938 and first League and Scottish Cup double since 1914. During Scotland's performances in the 1954 World Cup Finals, Jock Stein learned from the shambles of Scotlandís preparations and also about the continentals' tactics.
In 1956, Stein was forced to retire from football after persistent ankle injuries.

In total he played 148 games for Celtic and scored 2 goals. He was given the job of coaching the reserve and youth players and was responsible for persuading the board to purchase Barrowfield as a training ground. In 1958, he led the reserves to the second XI Cup with an 8-2 aggregate triumph over Rangers. This was Steinís first success as a manager.


Lisbon Lions


The Big Man's greatest triumph - winning the European Cup with 11 Scotsmen!

The feat was done with a team all born within 30 miles of Glasgow. (The feat of winning the Champions Cup with a team full of native-born players was later matched by Steaua Bucharest.)

In a conversation with Bill Shankly shortly afterwards, Shankly famously told him "John, you're immortal now". The following season, Celtic won the League and League Cup for the third season in a row. In 1969 they won another domestic treble, their second in three years.




Big Jock gone
but never forgotten


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