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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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.

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

Yogi Clears Up Lions Mystery

CELTIC fans were puzzled at the non-appearance of John Hughes – known to the supporters as “Yogi” – during the tribute to club legend Billy McNeill before Saturday’s 1-0 win over Kilmarnock at Parkhead on Saturday...

Daily Record · Apr 29

Celtic legend Stevie Chalmers denied more Scotland caps by ‘politics’ insists Jim Craig

The Hoops hero passed away aged 83 on Monday and his fellow Lisbon Lion reckons he was undervalued by the national team during his player career...

Daily Record · Apr 29
Celtic FC · Apr 29

Jim Craig: Stevie was a lovely man who helped me settle in at Celtic

JIM Craig described his Lisbon Lions team-mate, Stevie Chalmers, as a wonderful man and an exceptional footballer as he paid tribute to the Celtic legend who sadly passed away this morning (Monday, April 29)...

Celtic FC · Apr 29

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...

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...

BBC Sportsound · Apr 29

Sportsound Podcast : 29 Apr 19. Lisbon Lion Jim Craig remembers his former team-mate Stevie Chalmers.

Scott McDonald & Michael Stewart are joined by Lisbon Lion Jim Craig, remembering his former team-mate who famously scored the winning goal...

BBC Sportsound · Apr 29
The Celtic Star · Apr 29

‘Too awful for words to lose another brother,’ Jim Craig

FELLOW LISBON LION Jim Craig has led the outpouring of grief and sympathy for the family and friends of Stevie Chalmers who has passed away this morning, just one week after his captain Billy McNeill.

The Celtic Star · Apr 29
The Celtic Star · Apr 23

Billy McNeill – Emotional Tributes from 3 Lisbon Lions teammates

“It is very sad news,” Jim Craig said. “Billy was such a nice guy, easy to get on with and that’s all you can ask from someone.

The Celtic Star · Apr 23
Celtic FC · Apr 23

Lisbon Lion Jim Craig: I will miss spending time with my friend

LISBON Lion Jim Craig has paid tribute to Billy McNeill, his friend of over 50 years...

Celtic FC · Apr 23

This man Craig

The comments by Jim Craig about his fellow Lisbon Lion Stevie Chalmers stated an awkward truth for Planet Fitba.

Chalmers: ‘His Goal Changed Football History,’ Craig

JIM CRAIG spoke of his sadness at the passing of Lisbon Lions team-mate Stevie Chalmers yesterday at the age of 83 following his battle with dementia...

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