The story remains as romantic, inspiring and stirring as ever.
Author: Andy Dougan
Publisher: Random House
40 years ago a group of eleven young men stood in the Estadio Nacional in Lisbon and faced a crowd of 77,000 and the mighty Inter Milan. They were the first British team ever to reach the final of the European Cup. Indeed it was the first time their club had even played in the European Cup. And yet they faced one of the richest teams, with a fearsome reputation and an unbeaten defensive strategy. But these men would go on to make football history... Told by a life-long fan, The Lisbon Lions follows the fortunes of eleven men born within 20 miles of Glasgow who had come to play for a football team struggling in the League. Reinventing the team with his positive playing strategies, manager Jock Stein guided Celtic to victory in the Scottish championships and eventually to the European Cup itself. Andy Dougan takes us on the thrilling journey with Celtic as, round by round, the team's passion, inventiveness, and above all style brings them to the biggest game in their club's history. The story remains as romantic, inspiring and stirring as ever.
The 11 local lads in the Celtic team - who were all born within 20 miles of Celtic Park - took on the millionaire superstars of Inter and created Scottish football history. This is the full story of Celtic's 1966-67 European Cup campaign.
Author: Andy Dougan
Publisher: Virgin Books Limited
On May 25, 1967, Glasgow Celtic beat Inter Milan, as Internazionale were then known, by two goals to one, and became the first British team ever to win the European Cup. The 11 local lads in the Celtic team - who were all born within 20 miles of Celtic Park - took on the millionaire superstars of Inter and created Scottish football history. This is the full story of Celtic's 1966-67 European Cup campaign. A chapter is devoted to each of the games, from the opening rounds to the final itself, and the historical perspective is enhanced by first-hand accounts from the players, their contemporaries and the fans.
This is the story of each of the eight surviving 'Lisbon Lions', recalling exactly what happened before, during and after that never-to-be-forgotten encounter that shook the football world.
Author: Billy McNeill
Publisher: Black & White Publishing
On the 25th of May 1967, Celtic Football Club made history in Lisbon by becoming the first British team to win the European Cup. This is the story of each of the eight surviving 'Lisbon Lions', recalling exactly what happened before, during and after that never-to-be-forgotten encounter that shook the football world.
In The Lisbon Lions, the eight surviving members of that famous team - Billy McNeill, Jim Craig, Tommy Gemmell, John Clark, Willie Wallace, Stevie Chalmers, Bertie Auld and Bobby Lennox - offer their memories of the games leading up to that ...
Author: Alex Gordon
Publisher: Black & White Publishing
In Lisbon, on 25 May 1967 footballing history was made when Celtic became the first British team to win the European Cup. Against all the odds, the Scottish side had beaten the might of Inter Milan 2-1. Remarkably, in the forty years since that amazing achievement, the Lions' thoughts about that special time have never been brought together in one book - until now. In The Lisbon Lions, the eight surviving members of that famous team - Billy McNeill, Jim Craig, Tommy Gemmell, John Clark, Willie Wallace, Stevie Chalmers, Bertie Auld and Bobby Lennox - offer their memories of the games leading up to that wonderful day in Lisbon, relive the excitement itself and reveal how winning the European Cup changed their lives. As entertaining in print as they were on the field, their exclusive inside stories are told with humour and a real sense of pride. And, with tributes from the players to their late team-mates Ronnie Simpson, Bobby Murdoch and Jimmy Johnstone and their incomparable manager Jock Stein, The Lisbon Lions is a must-read for football fans everywhere.
This is their tale as never told before. The remarkable story of how Jock Stein brought together a group of local lads, engaging on their first European Cup campaign, and led them all the way to the top will never be repeated.
Author: Graham McColl
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Celtic’s greatest side became European champions in 1967, but if you think you know their history – think again. This is their tale as never told before. The remarkable story of how Jock Stein brought together a group of local lads, engaging on their first European Cup campaign, and led them all the way to the top will never be repeated. As they progressed, they continued to challenge on four fronts, giving new pride to the city of Glasgow, and creating a legend that resonates still, fifty years on. A Year and a Day provides unprecedented detail on the twelve months that brought such unique success. Discover which Clyde player almost became a Lisbon Lion and who he would have replaced. Learn how Jock Stein got his prediction for the final horribly wrong and even what the Lions had for breakfast on the great day. Find out who spirited away the match ball – and keeps it to this day – at the end of Celtic’s tumultuous quarter-final with Vojvodina. The book includes an excruciatingly honest interview with Jimmy Johnstone, Celtic’s greatest player, previously unpublished in full. The other Lisbon Lions also have their say, and here too, for the first time, are extensive interviews with representatives of all of the opponents that Celtic faced on the way to Lisbon, providing frank and shocking insights. Teeming with fresh material, this book scrutinises every step Celtic took on the way to winning the European Cup. Even the players who won the great trophy will discover in these pages new revelations about how they emerged triumphant. It is the last word on their magnificent achievement.
Celtic's immutable 1967 win earned the victorious players the nickname of the Lisbon Lions. The first British team to lift Europe's most prestigious trophy ...
Author: Richard Purden
Publisher: Hachette UK
Following on from We Are Celtic Supporters, Richard Purden tackles a variety of subjects in his second book Faithful Through and Through. Here he takes a fresh look at the people who have added to the wider culture, reputation and traditions on and off the park which have strengthened Celtic's position as a much valued institution. Purden talks to a selection of supporters, ex-players, managers and public figures, while travelling to a number of historical locations. While visiting the club's ancestral home in Ireland he discusses Celtic in the context of faith, politics and identity. The author channels the voices of secret millionaires, Irish troubadours, Scottish politicians and the club's most popular icons who take you on a Celtic odyssey in a continuing story that underlines why this team from Glasgow's East End personify a way of life that represents unwavering hope and positive life-affirming values around the world.
... the Lisbon Lions, the Celtic team of legend, had won the nineteen sixty-seven European Cup, and Douglas wanted to see it. And I was like, 'Football?
Author: Iain Hood
Publisher: Renard Press Ltd
‘Sometimes I wonder, if I had known that it was going to take me fourteen years to paint this painting of the Crucifixion with Douglas as Jesus, and what it would take for me to paint this painting, would I have been as happy as I was then?’ Susan Alison MacLeod, a Glasgow School of Art graduate with a dark sense of humour, first lays eyes on Douglas MacDougal at a party in 1988, and resolves to put him on the cross in the Crucifixion painting she’s been sketching out, but her desire to create ‘good’ art and a powerful, beautiful portrayal means that a final painting doesn’t see the light of day for fourteen years. Over the same years, Douglas’s ever-more elaborately designed urine-based installations bring him increasing fame, prizes and commissions, while his modelling for Susan Alison, who continues to work pain and suffering on to the canvas, takes place mostly in the shadows. This Good Book is a wickedly funny, brilliantly observed novel that spins the moral compass and plays with notions of creating art. 'A novel about Glasgow, about art, and about obsession. This Good Book will have you gripped from the opening chapter to its disturbing conclusion. Iain Hood is an original new voice in Scottish fiction.' — Colette Paul
... as the late Lisbon Lion Tommy Gemmell put it this way to me some years ago: I swear to you that even now I can go ... What did he do to Celtic then?
Author: Archie Macpherson
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
‘This is like a scene from Apocalypse Now’ Archie Macpherson examines the story of football’s most explosive rivalry - Celtic v Rangers. In this book he centres on the infamous riot at the Old Firm Scottish Cup Final at Hampden on 10 May 1980, at which he was the match commentator, and which resulted in the banning of alcohol in football grounds. He explores his memories of the many clashes between the two clubs over his half-century broadcasting career. This leads him inevitably to the sources of the sectarianism which has characterised this fixture and the West of Scotland. He weaves his experiences, and those of others, into the complex tapestry of social issues and club loyalties and takes us through the wider political context: World War II, the invisible hand of Margaret Thatcher and Scotland’s independence referendum. This vitriolic conflict is more than a game. It is a kaleidoscope of bitter dispute, and occasional violence, and Archie Macpherson provides a colourful insight into how it was to live with the Old Firm for over five decades.
... McNeill and then there was Jimmy Johnstone, all the Lisbon Lions were there. ... “Being a family man is a huge connection which is not lost on Celtic.
Author: Paul John Dykes
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Throughout Celtic Football Club's illustrious history, no other figure has experienced as many triumphs as Neilly Mochan. As player, trainer and kitman, Mochan was an integral figure in some of Celtic's greatest teams. A hero of the 1953 Coronation Cup winning side and the record-breaking 7-1 team of 1957, Neilly went on to become a trusted lieutenant of Jock Stein after hanging up his shooting boots and was Celtic's first team trainer throughout the nine-in-a-row era when Celtic were feared throughout Europe, winning their most glittering prize in 1967 on an unforgettable afternoon in Lisbon. Neilly's successes continued into the 1970s, when ten men won the league in 1979, and into the eighties, when Celtic won an emphatic League and Scottish Cup double in their centenary year of 1988. From the pinnacle of European success to the depths of 1990s despair and the subsequent Fergus McCann takeover, 'Smiler' tells the unrivalled story of Neilly Mochan and his 40-year Celtic Park odyssey.
LISBON. LIONS. CELTIC. 2. INTER. 1,. 1967. On a sun‐drenched evening in Lisbon in 1967, Celtic became the first British team, and the only Scottish team, ...
Author: David Squires
Publisher: Random House
This is football comic-ery, but not as you know it. Welcome to the inimitable work of illustrator David Squires. Football and comics. Once a hearty Saturday combination to match cartoons and cereal, in recent years they’ve drifted apart. Thankfully for us, Squires is here to change all that. In The Illustrated History of Football, his first book, Squires relives some of football’s most glorious moments and meets its greatest figures. In a sport full of handsome paycheques and corporate sponsors, he also casts a critical eye over corrupt backroom workings and helps pierce football’s overblown balloon. Funny, good-looking and preternaturally astute, this book is everything Sepp Blatter wishes he could be.
Ronnie Simpson, Celtic's 'Lisbon Lion' goalkeeper, had a hat with sets of his teammates' false teeth. It was his job to keep them safe and return them to ...
Author: Andy Bollen
Andy Bollen has created a fantasy football museum to collect together a treasure trove of Scottish football exhibits that ranges from Jimmy Johnstone’s oar to Aggie the tea lady's trolley. Learn why Puskas and Socrates should’ve been Scottish, the versatility of the pie and Napoleon’s links to Bovril and explore all the wonders of the game north of the Border – from Arthur Montford to the phone-in, Think Tanks, Buckfast, vanishing cream for referees, Twitter, VAR technology and flares (pyrotechnics, not 1970s attire). These exhibits distill the beauty of Scottish football into an entertaining volume that will make the perfect gift for any fan. Taking a satirical swipe at the beautifully flawed game, A History of Scottish Football in 100 Objects covers the mayhem, mavericks and bric-a-brac from the magic sponge, to the pie, hair weaves to tattoos. Bollen is the perfect curator: impeccably informed, passionate and insightful.
Celtic Memories of an Epic Stand John Quinn ... 'It was a great reunion night forthe Lisbon Lions and we were taking on the Manchester United team that ...
Author: John Quinn
Publisher: Random House
Years of tradition crashed around the ears of Celtic supporters when the Jungle was demolished and replaced by seating to conform with the Taylor Report. It might never have been the most attractive setting in which to watch football but to the fans who occupied the gentle slopes under the covered North Enclosure it was as familiar as their own living-room. To them it was the nerve-centre of all that was good about their team and about Scottish football in general. There they had gathered to witness the great dramas unfold, the star players weave their artistry, and there they experienced the nerve-jangling, magical nights as Celtic joined the ranks of great European sides in the 1960s. John Quinn spent months interviewing the people who shaped the history of the Jungle. Star players past and present describe their favourite memories and the fans themselves recall the scenes indelibly etched in their minds. Jungle Tales is an exercise in pure nostalgia. It is in many ways a book by the fans for the fans as they reminisce over past glories and long for the days when they will return.
The Lisbon Lions of 1967 are the benchmark for Celtic greatness and so Strachan took his side into the 2006/07 season desperate to improve on the previous ...
Author: Leo Moynihan
Publisher: Random House
Gordon Strachan has probably become best known among football fans for his realistic and often witty assessments of his teams' performances and football matters in general. It is easy to forget that Strachan forged a career as a player where his abilities made him the only player ever to win the Football Writers' Player of the Year Award both north and south of the border. Now managing Celtic, this fully updated biography of one of Scotland's most charismatic exports is published 40 years after the club became the first British team to win the European Cup. In this comprehensive and fascinating biography, Leo Moynihan looks at the tenacity of Strachan as a player, determined to prove his old mentor wrong when Ferguson sold him to Leeds Utd, on the basis of him being past his best, and the true relationship that exists between them, as well as the honesty of a man who has often left followers of the beautiful game scratching their heads, but always full of admiration.