Billy McNeill

Lisbon Lion and Celtic hero Billy McNeill was born in Bellshill on 2 March 1940, and passed away on 22 April 2019, aged 79.

McNeill, nicknamed Cesar, was voted the greatest ever captain of Celtic by the club’s fans in 2002. He was signed by Celtic from nearby junior team, Blantyre Victoria, in 1957 as a defender. As captain he won nine Scottish League championships, seven Scottish Cups, and six Scottish League Cups. He also led the team to victory in the European Cup in 1967, as part of the “Lisbon Lions”, and was the first British footballer to hold aloft the European Cup. He retired as a player in 1975 after 790 appearances for Celtic, in which he played every minute, never having been substituted. He won 29 caps for Scotland. McNeill also represented the Scottish League XI.

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The Celtic Star · Feb 17

Photo: Celtic Curio’s Sensational Centenary Season Collage

Celts Are Here · Feb 15

Incredible Lisbon Image on Eve of Famous Victory

The Celt · Feb 5

Alec Boden

Daily Record · Feb 5

Scott Brown should end Celtic career with Scottish Cup glory like Billy McNeill

Celts Are Here · Jan 30

Billy McNeill Was Sacked as Manager, What Makes Neil Lennon So Special?

‘He Should Have a Statue’: Broony’s Lawwell Call

Herald Scotland · Jan 29

Scott Brown: Peter Lawwell deserves a statue outside Parkhead for what he’s achieved at Celtic

Evening Times · Jan 29

Scott Brown: Peter Lawwell deserves a statue outside Parkhead for what he’s achieved at Celtic

Herald Scotland · Jan 28

Pat Bonner says Conor Hazard should get run in Celtic team as he urges Neil Lennon to stop chopping and changing

Evening Times · Jan 28

Pat Bonner says Conor Hazard should get run in Celtic team as he urges Neil Lennon to stop chopping and changing

Big Shuggie: Player the Fans Bought for Celtic

CELTIC FAIRY-TALE OF CAESAR AND THE 31st CROWN

The Celtic Star · Jan 23

“This team will break up and that’s going to be an astonishing job to rebuild,” Jolly Walker on Celtic’s “end of an era”

Nutmeg Magazine · Jan 22

My Favourite Year: Paul English, Celtic 1987/88

Nutmeg Podcast · Jan 22

E60 – My Favourite Year: Paul English, Celtic 1987/88

Hauntingly Beautiful Video Of Billy McNeill’s Statue In The Snow

Sky Sports · Jan 5

Walker: Celtic failed to grasp mood with Dubai trip

The Scotsman · Jan 3

10 O** F*** own goals: From Celtic’s Callum McGregor to Billy McNeill via Rangers OGs by Stefan Klos and Terry Butcher

Daily Record · Dec 20, 2020

Scott Brown is Celtic’s most inspirational captain since Billy McNeill – Keevins

The Celtic Star · Dec 8, 2020

Video: “Dereliction of Duty,” Walker recalls Cesar sacking to outline harsh reality to Celtic Board

Celts Are Here · Dec 8, 2020

Sky Sports Pundit’s Celtic Board Rant on Live TV

Celtic Quick News · Dec 5, 2020

FAIRY-TALE OF CAESAR, CELTIC AND THE 31st CROWN

The Celtic Star · Dec 1, 2020

The day I signed for Celtic – ‘Rangers became the enemy’

Celts Are Here · Nov 29, 2020

‘Disillusioned’, ‘Club Failed Them’ Veteran Pundit Tears Into Celtic Board

The Celtic Star · Nov 26, 2020

Auction Update – “Celtic Shamrock Shirt sells for £12,500 oot the door”

Celtic Quick News · Nov 26, 2020

‘Neil is Running Out of Time’

Read Celtic · Nov 23, 2020

Celtic fans react to Neil Lennon-Billy McNeill comparison

Celtic Fanzine TV · Nov 20, 2020

Celtic Soul Podcast 42 George McCluskey

Celtic Soul · Nov 20, 2020

Celtic Soul Podcast 42 George McCluskey

Daily Mail · Nov 20, 2020

Liz McNeill, widow of Celtic legend Billy, reflects on his dementia battle

Celtic Huddle Podcast · Nov 16, 2020

Episode 4 – The Celtic Huddle

Read Celtic · Nov 11, 2020

QUIZ: Can you pick out the nationality of these past and present Celtic defenders?

Celtic Huddle Podcast · Nov 10, 2020

Episode 4 – The Celtic Huddle

The Celtic Star · Nov 4, 2020

Waterford go two up at Celtic Park after “Terrace Thugs Clash” in Dublin

The Celtic Star · Nov 3, 2020

Video: The Three Charlies & Great Corner Kicks

The Celtic Star · Nov 2, 2020

“Meeting up with Billy McNeill for the first time. Fantastic memories from my time at Celtic,” Murdo Macleod

The Celtic Star · Sep 22, 2020

Celtic’s Mr Reliable – Reid All About It

The Celtic Star · Sep 10, 2020

Celtic on the Road to Hampden but it’s Jock Stein’s Dunfermline who lift the Scottish Cup

Celtic Fanzine TV · Sep 5, 2020

Celtic Soul Podcast Episode 2

Celtic Quick News · Sep 1, 2020

Celtic: the Awakening: Two for the Road

The Celt · Aug 25, 2020

OBITUARY- Pat McCluskey

Celtic Quick News · Jul 23, 2020

Target Man Ryan, Insists Dad

A Celtic State of Mind · Jul 23, 2020

The Billy McNeill Commemoration Committee with A Celtic State of Mind

The Celtic Star · Jul 19, 2020

Billy McNeill statue appeal hits £70,000 target as Bellshill gets ready to honour “one of our most successful sons”

ACSOM · Jul 16, 2020

Kevin Graham with A Celtic State of Mind – Pat Bonner’s Testimonial: A Gerry Creaney hat-trick, Liam Brady cameo, and Billy McNeill & Jack Charlton in the dug-outs

Celtic Quick News · Jul 16, 2020

It’s Sink Or Swim for Celts

Celtic Quick News · Jul 10, 2020

Mo Johnston: the Lying Game

ACSOM · Jul 6, 2020

“I have the utmost admiration for Big Billy… He had been a colossus of a centre-back… A marvellous man!” – Paul Elliott on Billy McNeill

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