Billy McNeill

Read all the news about Lisbon Lion and Celtic hero Billy McNeill. Billy McNeill was born in Bellshill on 2 March 1940 (age 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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VideoCelts · 15h

Athletic Bilbao produce touching video to Billy McNeill

Athletic clearly put great thought into the award as they put together footage from Lisbon, interviews with two of the Lions and footage in and around Celtic Park, focusing on the statue at the bottom of the Celtic Way...

VideoCelts · 15h
Talking Baws · Apr 17

Athletic Bilbao Tweet Video of Celtic Legend Billy McNeill to Honour ‘One-Club Man’

La Liga side Athletic Bilbao have paid tribute to Celtic legend Billy McNeill on their official Twitter account, as a way of honouring their annual ‘One-Club Award’ recipient...

Talking Baws · Apr 17
Celtic FC · Apr 18

Athletic Club honour Billy McNeill for his devotion to Celtic

A SPECIAL presentation took place at Celtic Park today, as a delegation from Athletic Club de Bilbao honoured Celtic’s greatest ever captain, Billy McNeill...

Celtic FC · Apr 18
Read Celtic · Apr 16

Celtic hero to be presented with prestigious award by Spanish giants

Celtic legend Billy McNeill will be presented with a ‘One Club Man Award’ by Spanish giants Athletic Bilbao.

Read Celtic · Apr 16

Athletic Bilbao honour Celtic’s ‘one-club man’ Billy McNeill

Celtic’s European Cup-winning captain Billy McNeill is to receive a prestigious award from Spanish club Athletic Bilbao in tribute to his “faithful service” to the Hoops...

Daily Record · Apr 16

Billy McNeill honoured for Celtic career with prestigious European award

Celtic legend is to be awarded the One Club Man Award from Athletic Bilbao previously won by Euro giants including Paolo Maldini and Sepp Maier...

Daily Record · Apr 16
Celts Are Here · Apr 16

Celtic Legend to be Honoured with Prestigious Award

BILLY MCNEILL will be recognised for his immense loyalty to Celtic throughout his playing career by becoming the fifth man to receive Athletic Club’s ‘One Club Man Award’.

Celts Are Here · Apr 16
Celtic FC · Apr 16

Athletic Club to honour Billy McNeill with prestigious Award

CELTIC’S greatest ever captain, Billy McNeill, is to be given a prestigious award by Athletic Club de Bilbao in recognition of his faithful service to Celtic throughout his entire playing career...

Celtic FC · Apr 16
The Scotsman · Apr 16

Billy McNeill, Celtic’s European Cup-winning captain, receives ‘One Club Man’ award from Athletic Bilbao

Celtic’s European Cup-winning captain Billy McNeill is to receive a prestigious award from Spanish club Athletic Bilbao in tribute to his “faithful service” to the Hoops...

The Scotsman · Apr 16

In Pictures: Celtic 3 Aberdeen 0

CELTIC have the mesmerising opportunity of winning an unprecedented treble treble when they take on Hearts in the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden on May 25...

Lenny Can Follow Legend Mcneill

NEIL LENNON has the opportunity to emulate Celtic legend Billy McNeill at Parkhead this afternoon.

Euro Honour for Billy Mcneill

LEGENDARY Celtic captain Billy McNeill will be honoured by Spanish side Athletic Bilbao in recognition of his faithful service to the Parkhead club throughout his entire playing career...

The Celtic Star · Mar 22

Referee’s all smiles as Bhoys score at Ibrox! A Day in the Life of Celtic FC

I thought I’d take a trip back through some of the special birthdays I have shared with my team over the years.

The Celtic Star · Mar 22

Gibraltar boss Julio Cesar Ribas hoping to spoil McCarthy’s second coming with Ireland

And he knows a thing or two about upsets because three years ago he was Lincoln Red Imps manager when they beat Celtic here in a Champions League qualifier...

Hay’s Comparison with Lenny

DAVIE HAY has always insisted Celtic sacked a better manager than the one they hired when they axed him in 1987.

Hail Hail Media · Apr 17

We Shall Not Be Moved Podcast EP17 S2

Mickey, J.P, Paul & Mick give you our thoughts on the victory over Aberdeen & Sundays upcoming game against Hibs.

Hail Hail Media · Apr 17
Sports Mole · Apr 16

Athletic Bilbao pay tribute to Celtic great Billy McNeill

The European Cup winner made 790 competitive appearances for the Hoops and also managed the club...

Sports Mole · Apr 16
Sky Sports · Apr 16

Celtic great McNeill honoured with award

Celtic legend Billy McNeill is to be given a prestigious award by Spanish club Athletic Bilbao in recognition of his faithful service to Celtic throughout his entire playing career...

Sky Sports · Apr 16
Into Football · Mar 22

Mike Jackson with A Celtic State of Mind – ‘If anybody deserves a statue at Celtic Park, it’s Billy McNeill’

Few people know Billy McNeill better than Mike Jackson, who played alongside Billy with Celtic in the late 1950s, and who has been close friends with him ever since...

Into Football · Mar 22
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