Jim Craig

Read all the news about Lisbon Lion and Celtic hero Jim Craig. Jim Craig was born in Govan, Glasgow on 30 April 1943 (age 76).

Craig joined Celtic in 1963, on amateur terms, so as to allow him to complete his studies and having done so, signed as a full professional in January 1965.

Craig’s abilities and style of play matched manager Jock Stein’s tactical philosophy and he soon displaced Willie O’Neill and Ian Young as Celtic’s regular right back. Stein encouraged his fullbacks to overlap the side’s midfield to provide additional support to the forwards, in the style of the modern wing-back role, and in Craig and left back Tommy Gemmell he found willing protagonists.

During his tenure at Parkhead, Craig collected 14 domestic honours as well as a European Cup medal in 1967. He made 231 appearances for Celtic scoring 6 goals. He won one cap for the Scotland national side.

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The Celtic Star · Nov 13

Right Back Chat – ‘Three into one doesn’t go,’ Jim Craig on Elhamed, Frimpong and Bauer

JIM CRAIG has been reviewing the three right back recruits brought into Celtic in the summer to fill the gap left by Michael Lustig leaving and Anthony Ralston going out on loan to St Johnstone...

The Celtic Star · Nov 13
Daily Record · Nov 13

Neil Lennon’s Celtic full-back poser as he looks to channel Jeremie Frimpong’s ‘exuberance’

Jim Craig reckons the Celtic boss has a difficult balancing act on his hands with three top-quality right-back in the squad...

Daily Record · Nov 13

Billy Remembered: Jim Craig

IT’S Day Ten of CQN’s two-week tribute to Celtic legend Billy McNeill.

Hundreds gather to celebrate the life and times of Celtic legend Jimmy Delaney

MANY HUNDREDS of Celtic Supporters gathered today at Cambusnethan Graveyard in Wishaw to celebrate the life of one of Celtic’s finest ever players Jimmy Delaney...

The Celtic Star · May 21

‘If he can do it once he can do it again,’ Lenny’s Euro record impresses Lisbon Lion

JIM CRAIG was at Celtic Park yesterday doing some promotional work ahead of Saturday other Cup Final – the Guinness PRO14 rugby final between Glasgow Warriors and Ireland side Leinster...

The Celtic Star · May 21

Legend Insists on Hoops Clear-Out

LISBON LION Jim Craig insists Celtic need a massive player clear-out in the summer.

Into Football · Aug 27

Declan McConville with A Celtic State of Mind – That Man Craig: John Cairney on Jim Craig

The backdrop of Lisbon Lion Jim Craig’s nickname was set in a secondary school in the fictional Scottish town of Strathaird in the TV series ‘That Man Craig.’ Much loved Scottish actor, John Cairney played the lead role as the schoolmaster, Ian Craig...

Into Football · Aug 27
Herald Scotland · May 20

Jim Craig: This Celtic team has been disappointing in Europe – the new manager has to change that

LISBON Lion Jim Craig believes the new Celtic manager must make delivering success in Europe a priority – and backed Neil Lennon to excel on the continent if he is kept on at Parkhead...

Herald Scotland · May 20
Daily Record · May 4

Stevie Chalmers helped Celtic make even greater history than many realise – Jim Craig’s beautiful tribute

Chalmers’ winner in the European Cup Final against Inter Milan meant Celtic were more than just the first British sinners of the competition...

Daily Record · May 4
ACSOM · Aug 27

Declan McConville with A Celtic State of Mind – That Man Craig: John Cairney on Jim Craig

The backdrop of Lisbon Lion Jim Craig’s nickname was set in a secondary school in the fictional Scottish town of Strathaird in the TV series ‘That Man Craig.’ Much loved Scottish actor, John Cairney played the lead role as the schoolmaster, Ian Craig...

ACSOM · Aug 27

Legend’s Verdict on Lenny ‘Problem’

LISBON LION Jim Craig reckons Neil Lennon has a problem to solve in his team selections this season...

Stevie Chalmers: Final Tribute From Jim Craig

JIM CRAIG led the tributes at the funeral of his Lisbon Lions team-mate Stevie Chalmers at St Mary’s Church in Calton yesterday...

Listen to Archie Macpherson’s Lisbon Lion interview with Clark, Craig, Lennox, Auld and Wallace

DO yourself a favour and listen to this. Archie Macpherson in conversation last night with John Clark, Bobby Lennox, Bertie Auld, Jim Craig and having just arrived in Scotland from his home Australia, Willie Wallace...

Into Football · Jul 10

Declan McConville with A Celtic State of Mind – Jim Craig: Lisbon Lion, Celtic Legend and Club Ambassador

On behalf of everyone at ‘A Celtic State of Mind’ we would like to congratulate and wish Jim Craig the very best in his new role as Club Ambassador...

Into Football · Jul 10

The Spirit of 67: Jim Craig – and That Penalty

CQN continue to pay an extended tribute to the legendary Lisbon Lions who took their place in the annals of fame 52 years ago when they won the European Cup...

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