Jim Craig

Lisbon Lion and Celtic hero 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 · Dec 25, 2019

Jim Craig – Celtic Dished-up some Spectacular Christmas Day Stuffings

Matches which took place on Christmas Day are now very rare but during Celtic’s first 90-odd years, they were not uncommon.

The Celtic Star · Dec 25, 2019

Jim Craig – Wishing you all, wherever you are in the Celtic World, a Happy Christmas

For the first ten years of the club’s existence, Celtic never played an official match on Christmas Day, so when it was announced that they would play Clyde in a League match at Barrowfield Stadium on this day in 1897, the fans were all for it, hoping for a good spot of festive cheer...

The Celtic Star · Dec 24, 2019

Jim Craig – Celtic benefit from a remarkable Christmas Eve Honest Mistake

In season 1955-56, just before Christmas, the number one spot in the league table was vacillating between two sides.

The Celtic Star · Dec 4, 2019

Celtic 2 Rangers 1 – Torrential December Rain, a roofless Celtic End at Hampden but the soaking was worth it

CELTIC beat Rangers 2-1 in the League Cup Final on this day in 1982.

67HailHail · Nov 14, 2019

Lisbon Lion shares heartwarming story of European Cup celebrations

Celtic legend and Lisbon Lion Jim Craig has shared a fantastic European Cup story on social media.

67HailHail · Nov 13, 2019

“I feel for them” – Lisbon Lion sympathises with Celtic’s back-up players after summer decision

Lisbon Lion Jim Craig has expressed sympathy towards the youth and fringe players at Celtic over a lack of chances to impress.

Celtic Quick News · Nov 13, 2019

Legend’s Verdict on Lenny ‘Problem’

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

The Celtic Star · Nov 13, 2019

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...

Daily Record · Nov 13, 2019

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...

ACSOM · Oct 7, 2019

Declan McConville with A Celtic State of Mind – Jim Craig debuts to a backdrop of boos

Celtic were booed off the field on this day 54 years ago...

Into Football · Aug 27, 2019

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, 2019

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 · Jul 10, 2019

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...

67HailHail · Jul 10, 2019

‘Not before time’, ‘excellent’ – some Celtic fans react as legend is given official role

Some Celtic fans have taken to social media to praise a recent decision that was made by the club.

The Celtic Star · Jul 8, 2019

The Celtic Star’s Jim Craig Appointed Club Ambassador

LISBON LION Jim Craig has today been appointed as a club Ambassador by Celtic.

Celtic Quick News · Jun 10, 2019

Billy Remembered: Jim Craig

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

The Celtic Star · Jun 1, 2019

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...

Celtic Quick News · May 29, 2019

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...

Inside Futbol · May 21, 2019

New Celtic Boss Must Target European Success – Bhoys Legend

Celtic legend Jim Craig has urged the new Bhoys manager to make an impact in Europe...

The Celtic Star · May 21, 2019

‘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...

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