Jock Stein

Celtic hero Jock Stein was born in Burnbank, Lanarkshire (Scotland) on 5 October 1922. Died 10 September 1985, aged 62

From Wikipedia: John “Jock” Stein CBE (5 October 1922 – 10 September 1985) was a Scottish football player and manager. He became the first manager of a British side to win the European Cup, with Celtic in 1967. Stein also guided Celtic to nine successive Scottish League championships between 1966 and 1974.

Stein worked as a coalminer while playing football part-time for Blantyre Victoria and then Albion Rovers. He became a full-time professional football player with Welsh club Llanelli Town, but returned to Scotland with Celtic in 1951. He enjoyed some success with Celtic, winning the Coronation Cup in 1953 and a Scottish league and Scottish Cup double in 1954. Ankle injuries forced Stein to retire from playing football in 1957.

Celtic appointed Stein to coach their reserve team after he retired as a player. Stein started his managerial career in 1960 with Dunfermline, where he won the Scottish Cup in 1961 and achieved some notable results in European football. After a brief but successful spell at Hibernian, Stein returned to Celtic as manager in March 1965. In thirteen years at Celtic, Stein won the European Cup, ten Scottish league championships, eight Scottish Cups and six Scottish League Cups. After a brief stint with Leeds United, Stein managed the Scottish national side from 1978 until his death in 1985.

Scotland’s infamous Dalglish benching in 1976

How a Celtic player was cheated out of a national record and Jock Stein righted a wrong In his long career playing for his beloved Scotland, Kenny Dalglish would gain 102 caps, and in 1980 broke the record for consecutive caps gained in a blue shirt...

That Season in Paradise: April – Clyde and Czechs, Bring Them All On!

CQN continues its enthralling and EXCLUSIVE extracts from Alex Gordon’s book, ‘That Season In Paradise’, which takes us through the months that were the most momentous in Celtic’s proud history.

It Was Fifty Years Ago Today: Wee Bertie Recalls the Humbling of Leeds

FIFTY years ago today, Celtic travelled to Elland Road for the first leg of their European Cup semi-final against Don Revie’s all-conquering Leeds United side.

The Celtic Star · Mar 31

Jock Stein’s Celtic Reach Their First Cup Final: On This Day 1965

The arrival of Jock Stein heralded a new era for Celtic.

That Season in Paradise: March: Marching on in Europe

CQN continues its enthralling and EXCLUSIVE extracts from Alex Gordon’s book, ‘That Season In Paradise’, which takes us through the months that were the most momentous in Celtic’s proud history.

The Celtic Star · Mar 29

Finding ‘Jock Stein’ Jimmy in Vietnam, Watching ‘Glasgow 1967-The Lisbon Lions’ on BBC iPlayer

I was proud to have helped on this wonderful documentary and even more chuffed to get a name check in the credits at the end...

The Celtic Star · Mar 28

Celtic are Champions Again Before Winning the Battle of Britain

ON Wednesday 25 March 1970 Celtic were at home to Aberdeen in the league.

The Heave From Hoops: Legend Recalls How Jock Made Changes at Celtic

IT’S Day Six of CQN’s celebrations of Lisbon Lion Bertie Auld’s 82nd birthday on Monday.

Deal Or No Deal? ‘Jock Could Have Treated Players a Bit Better,’ Reveals Legend

CQN’S is continuing its week of celebrations to mark Lisbon Lion Bertie Auld’s 82nd birthday on Monday.

That Season in Paradise: November – Mystery, Magic and Mayhem

CQN continues it’s exciting and EXCLUSIVE extracts from Alex Gordon’s book, ‘That Season In Paradise’, which takes you through the months that were the most momentous in Celtic’s proud history.

The 9iar Chronicles – Season One 1965/66

The 9iar Chronicles – Season 1965-66 This current period we are hoping to achieve the magical 10+ in a row and eclipse the 9 in a row done by another Glasgow team through the 1990s.

The Celtic Star · Mar 24

On This Day: Scottish Cup Semi-final Day, 1956

CELTIC travelled to Hampden to play in the Scottish Cup semi-final against Clyde on this day in 1956.

That Season in Paradise: the Great American Dream: Chapter Four

IT SEEMED that no sooner had Bobby Lennox’s close-range drive nestled in the Motherwell net, than the Celtic players were packing their bags for the football trip of a lifetime...

Read Celtic · Mar 23

Gallery: Celtic’s World XI – Brown, Eddy and Van Dijk make the best Hoops XI made up of 11 different nationalities

Unlike the days of Celtic’s 1967 European Cup triumph, where the entire starting XI were born within miles of Celtic Park and headed by the great Jock Stein, football has become a sport full of international flavour.

PLZ Football Podcast: Episode 16: Alan Rough: Jock Stein’s death left Scotland players devastated

Hugh MacDonald joins Peter Martin, Alan Rough and Tam Cowan as the foursome look at back at the tragic death of Scotland manager Jock Stein.

That Season in Paradise: the Start of Something Wonderful: Part One

IT was the season from Paradise, the campaign that will be etched forever in Celtic history.

ACSOM · Mar 16

Harry Hood – A legend on and off the pitch.

Before the arrival of Jock Stein at Celtic Park in March 1965, the club under the management of Jimmy McGrory attempted to sign Harry Hood from Clyde in November 1964...

Celtic Fanzine · Mar 11

CSC FOCUS Thompson & Fallon set for Port Lairge Emerald CSC Big Bash

CSC FOCUS Port Lairge Emerald CSC A brief history. When the great Big Jock Stein rolled into Dublin on October 21st 1970 to take on Waterford in the European Cup, it was a showcase of the huge interest in the Famous Glasgow Celtic from the Waterford City area...

David Owen: Football club finances in the age of coronavirus

In April 1967, in an era when sports rights-holders were apt to worry about the impact of television on attendance figures, Football League chairmen in England took less than half an hour to turn down a BBC live television proposal worth a then highly respectable £781,000.

Celtic FC · Mar 10

Jock Stein’s first game as manager of Celtic – 55 years ago today

THE month of March, 1965 could be described as the making of the modern-day Celtic...

It Was 55 Years Ago Today: Big Jock, a Six-Goal Victory – and the Birth of a Legend

EXACTLY 55 years ago today, Jock Stein made his Celtic managerial debut when he took his team to face Airdrie in a First Division encounter at Broomfield.

‘The rest as they say is history’ – Some Celtic fans love post about ‘world-renowned legend’

Celtic fans were praising Jock Stein on the anniversary of the legendary figure’s appointment as manager of the club.

“Gave us bragging rights for life” – Some Celtic fans react to landmark day for “immortal” icon

Celtic fans react on Twitter on the 55th anniversary of Jock Stein’s appointment at Celtic Park...

67HailHail · Mar 9

How the arrival of Jock Stein changed Celtic forever

Continue reading “How the arrival of Jock Stein changed Celtic forever” on 67HailHail.

Jock Stein’s transfer market dealings examined by Celtic historian David Potter

ON THIS DAY in 1965 Jock Stein was appointed as Celtic manager and this morning we have paid tribute to our fourth – and greatest ever boss.

Jock Stein, Celtic’s 4th and greatest ever manager

Writing on The Celtic Star to years ago today Lisbon Lion Jim Craig had this to say about Jock Stein On this day in 1965, Jimmy McGrory was relieved of his post as manager of Celtic...

Video: Bhoys chant coronavirus won’t stop 10-in-a-Row

Celtic supporters were in good voice this afternoon for the visit of St Mirren.

The Celtic Star · Feb 25

Twenty’s Plenty – Bayern Munich Continue Celtic’s ‘Bhoys’ Ticket Price Campaign

Bayern Munich’s travelling supporters have joined in the campaign to limit ticket prices to £20 during their trip to Stamford Bridge to play Chelsea in the Last 16 of the UEFA Champions League...

The Celtic Star · Feb 25

Jimmy in Vietnam, 47 years after Milan, got his Jock Stein shirt back

JIMMY McCONNELL finally got his replacement Jock Stein t-shirt at the weekend 47 years after he gave away his three-year-old original at the European Cup Final in Milan in 1970...

The Celtic Star · Feb 22

The Celtic supporter in Lisbon with that famous Jock Stein t-shirt

IT is not every day you speak to someone from Mientrung University of Civil Engineering (MUCE) in Vietnam, but these Celtic supporters are everywhere.

ACSOM · Feb 22

Davie Provan with A Celtic State of Mind – When ten men won the league

Billy McNeill did really well to take over from Jock Stein at Celtic Park.

Highland Paddy – The build up to that day in Lisbon

We have all saw the many wonderful images from that famous day on 25 May in 1967.

The Celtic Star · Jan 22

1970 Video – Jock Stein interviewed as Celtic play Fraserburgh, the seeds of San Siro defeat

CELTIC will return to Fraserburgh to mark the 50th Anniversary of the game played in 1970 just ahead of the club’s appearance in the European Cup Final...

Celtic Quick News · Dec 31, 2019

State of the Club Report, end of 2019

My friends in Celtic, 10 trophies in a row has been achieved, a level of dominance over Scottish football not known, even under Jock Stein...

Sports Mole · Dec 11, 2019

Former Celtic defender Ian Young dies, aged 76

Young joined the Hoops in 1961 and spent seven years with the club during an era in which Jock Stein’s leadership transformed Celtic...

Celtic Quick News · Dec 11, 2019

1965 Cup Final Hero Young, 76, Passes Away

IAN YOUNG, who was at right-back in the Celtic team that won its first trophy under Jock Stein in April 1965, has passed away at the age of 76...

The Sun · Dec 11, 2019

Ex-Celtic defender Ian Young dies suddenly aged 76 after illness

EX-CELTIC defender Ian Young has passed away at the age of 76.

Celtic TV · Dec 8, 2019


The first #CelticFC side since Jock Stein’s to win four League Cups in a row!

The Celtic Star · Dec 6, 2019

‘Sitting in the dressing room, there was an air of calm and confidence,’ Willie Wallace on Lisbon

WILLIE WALLACE signed for Celtic from Hearts on this day in 1966 and while no-one knew it at the time, Jock Stein had just completed the final piece in the jigsaw that would take his team all the way to the glory of winning the European Cup in Lisbon just under six months later...

Celtic Underground · Nov 29, 2019

Remembering Roy Baines

A decent Celtic quiz question is – name the three English born goalkeepers who Jock Stein signed for Celtic in the 1970’s? The answers are Peter Latchford, Gordon Marshall senior and – Roy Baines.

The Celtic Star · Nov 29, 2019

After this week’s events in Rotterdam, the deeper significance of Celtic’s 1967 European Cup win

THE DEEPER SIGNIFICANT of Celtic European Cup win in Lisbon on 25 May 1967 for Scotland’s Irish Catholic community has been examined by experts over fifty years after Jock Stein’s famous side won football’s greatest prize...

The Celtic Star · Nov 25, 2019

Video – ‘Brilliant clip of Jock. First time I’ve seen this,’ Matt Corr

“Jock Stein being interviewed in Prague after the Dukla game in 1967, one more step and his side would become immortals,” wrote the excellent Lisbon Lion @tirnaog09 on Twitter this morning.

Celtic Quick News · Nov 24, 2019

Tony Mcbride: ‘Better Than Jinky’

JOCK STEIN once acclaimed a youngster by the name of Tony McBride as “better than Jinky” at his age...

Celtic Underground · Nov 17, 2019

Give Us a Wave

In early 1975, Jock Stein had a goalkeeping crisis at Celtic.

The Celtic Star · Nov 13, 2019

‘I’m no feart o’ flying… just crashing,’ Jinky v Red Star Belgrade on This Day

ON this day in 1968 Jock Stein manufactured a 5-1 win against Red Star Belgrade by playing on his superstar’s fear of flying.

The Dugout · Nov 8, 2019

BYRON: Gladiator Celts conquer Roman empire

Seven years to the day Celtic beat Barcelona 2-1, and now, they have overcome Italian giants Lazio.

Green Tinted Specs · Nov 4, 2019

James Forrest can carve out bit of Celtic history by overtaking Lisbon Lion

It’s a measure of the current team’s dominance that they are achieving things that even Jock Stein’s band of heroes didn’t manage...

The Celtic Star · Nov 4, 2019

The Battle of Montevideo: Highlights and Reflections

November 4, 1967 was the date of the infamous “The Battle of Montevideo”.

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