Jock Stein

Read all the news about Celtic hero Jock Stein. 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.

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‘Big George rolled the ball into the empty net for a total eruption of joy!’

WE have now reached season 1968-69 in DidsburyCelt’s excellent account of a lifetime supporting Celtic, so we’ll hand over to him to continue and you can check on our home page for the earlier 5 instalments Here is the sixth part of my story for The Celtic Star: “Supporting Celtic from Near and Far.” 1968-69...

Celtic TV · Oct 14

Celtic FC – ICONS: Bertie Auld (Part 2)

In part 2 of our ICONS special, Bertie Auld goes back to his time at Birmingham City and then his move back to Celtic, this time, under Jock Stein.

Celtic TV · Oct 14

History Bhoys: Jock Stein: Part Seven

CELTIC – and their iconic manager Jock Stein – had a point to prove going into the 1968/69 campaign.

Celts Are Here · Oct 12

Former Celtic Hero Lands Major Eredivisie Role

Forrmer Celtic striker Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink has taken up his biggest off field football role today as he was appointed Chief Scout at PSV Eindhoven.

Celts Are Here · Oct 12
Daily Record · Oct 12

What happened to the Celtic spine Scotland were building side on? Watch our big match debrief

Scott McDermott and Fraser Wilson look back at a torturous 90 minutes for Scotland in Israel and ask where do we go from here?

Daily Record · Oct 12
Read Celtic · Oct 12

QUIZ: How much do you remember about Georgios Samaras’ Celtic career?

Former Celtic striker Georgios Samaras has announced his retirement from football today and in his honour, we’ve set up a quiz all about the Greek star...

Read Celtic · Oct 12
Celts Are Here · Oct 12

Beyond Comprehension – Sutton Reacts to Major McLeish Backfire

CHRIS SUTTON is regularly on social media chatting with fans of all clubs about what’s going on in football.

Celts Are Here · Oct 12
Evening Times · Oct 12

The Big Interview: Celtic legend and Lisbon Lion Willie Wallace looks back on a wonderful life

IT was almost impossible to stop Willie Wallace in his prime and it’s far from an easy task now when this Lion, legend and all-round good bloke is in full flow...

Evening Times · Oct 12

History Bhoys: Jock Stein: Part Six

JOCK STEIN and Celtic were only 90 minutes away from becoming legends as they prepared for the European Cup Final against Inter Milan in Lisbon on May 25, 1967...

Celts Are Here · Oct 11

‘Gutted’, ‘Heart Broken’ – These Celtic Fans Feel Fragile After Striker Announcement

We reported earlier today that former Celtic star/enigma/heartthrob Georgios Samaras has decided to bring the curtain down on his playing career and some people aren’t taking it very well.

Celts Are Here · Oct 11

History Bhoys: Jock Stein: Part Five

JOCK STEIN’S Celtic were on course for the club’s first-ever treble when they were due to play Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden on Saturday, April 29, 1967...

History Bhoys: Jock Stein: Part Three

JOCK STEIN, Martin O’Neill and Brendan Rodgers are the three Celtic managers in the club’s history to have won the magical hat-trick of domestic silverware – the league championship, the Scottish Cup and the League Cup...

Celts Are Here · Oct 10

BOOM – Celtic Star Earns ‘Ultimate’ Reward

CELTIC star James Forrest made a big impression at the weekend and he has got the ‘ultimate’ reward for doing so.

Celts Are Here · Oct 10
Talking Baws · Oct 10

Video: Callum McGregor Talks Leigh Griffiths, Brendan Rodgers and Scotland

Callum McGregor gave his view on Leigh Griffiths, Brendan Rodgers and establishing himself for Scotland while speaking to the media yesterday.

Talking Baws · Oct 10
The Celtic Blog · Oct 14

Eight Days That Will Tell Us If We’ve Really Turned The Corner.

This will be a quiet week for us fans. I’m sure there’ll be stories, but for the most part it will be a calm period.

The Celtic Blog · Oct 14
SPFL TV · Oct 12

Georgios Samaras | Top Ten Goals | Happy Retirement Sammy!

With Georgious Samaras announcing his retirement this week, we take a look at ten classic goals from the big Greek! LADBROKES PREMIERSHIP CONTENT AVAILABILITY INFORMATION – GOALS FROM SATURDAY’S MATCHES WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE UK & IRELAND FROM 6PM ON SUNDAY.

SPFL TV · Oct 12
VideoCelts · Oct 12

Now the SPFL are under attack from Hibs

We have a big gap, five games until December; we have two for the rest of this month and three in November, and all of a sudden you have eight in the space of four weeks – it’s a big ask...

VideoCelts · Oct 12
The Celtic Star · Oct 11

Semi-final ticket fever at Tynecastle, but can Hearts sell 30,000 briefs?

HEARTS have sold over 5,000 semi-final tickets in the first hour of the briefs going on sale at Tynecastle this morning.

The Celtic Star · Oct 11

History Bhoys: Jock Stein: Part Four

JOCK STEIN’S historic domestic treble in season 1966/67 kicked off with a League Cup Final triumph over Rangers at Hampden on Saturday, October 29, 1966...

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