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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The Celtic Star · Aug 18

Relief for Forrest, Beaton ‘welcome down his pub tonight again,’ say Celtic Ambassador

JAMES FORREST ran towards the supporters at the corner of the North Stand and Jock Stein Stand after netting the winning goal in the second period of extra time against Dunfermline yesterday.

The Celtic Star · Aug 18

Sound Thrashings 1978 Celtic 7-1 Dundee

Tommy Gemmell was already a football legend when he brought his Dundee team to Celtic Park for a Scottish Cup tie in February 1978.

State of the Club Report, Summer 2019

My friends in Celtic, here we go, for nine-in-a-row! The consequences of what lies ahead are almost unbearable to contemplate.

Into Football · Aug 15

A Celtic State of Mind’s Pre-Match – League Cup v Dunfermline

Celtic and Dunfermline have shared plenty of history over the years, good and bad – from European glory days under Jock Stein to the big fallout of 2003 when Chris Sutton questioned the integrity of Jimmy Calderwood’s side after they capitulated on the last day of the...

Into Football · Aug 15
The Celtic Star · Aug 11

His Departure was Devastating for Celtic and the Support

CELTIC got a mention on Match of the Day last night when Gary Lineker mentioned that it was on this day (10 August) in 1977 that ‘one of the all-time greats’ Kenny Dalglish joined Liverpool from Celtic.

The Celtic Star · Aug 11

Wim ends a decade and a half of Celtic Misery in the League Cup

SEASON 1997/98 was of course obsessed from the start with the wish, nay the absolute necessity, to stop Rangers winning 10 League titles in a row...

VideoCelts · Aug 5

Celtic’s far flung Scottish support speak out on ‘support your local team’ nonsense

In Estonia last week it was impossible to miss the banner from the STORNOWAY BHOYS while around Celtic Park where the North Stand joins the Jock Stein stand banners by supporters from Oban, Dublin and Poland are on show at every match...

VideoCelts · Aug 5

The Undertones’ Damian O’Neill on Celtic ‘honour’, political protests and Teenage Kicks: part 1

Exclusive interview on music, football and politics, the ‘God’ that is Jock Stein, playing at an ‘incredible’ Celtic Park twice, Aiden McGeady and James McClean...

The Celtic Star · Jul 29

David Potter looks at Celtic v Dunfermline in the Scottish League Cup

I DON’T think I am the only Celtic supporter who feels depressed that the Pars are in the doldrums these days.

The Celtic Star · Jul 29

The Fear of Celtic winning 10IAR

From demanding unofficial war titles to claiming titles don’t count to demanding authorities strip Celtic of titles due to child abuse crimes at Celtic Boys Club, Rangers fans are fearing Celtic’s continued dominance with 10 in a row on the horizon.Celtic are chasing their ninth title in a row this coming league season to equal Jock Stein’s record, and despite an increase in bets on Rangers to win the title this year, Celtic are still favourites and if or when they win their ninth title in a row it would...

Lenny’s Revelation About 9-In-A-Row

NEIL LENNON has revealed he has NOT talked to his players about the possibility of Celtic winning nine successive titles this season...

Wives of departed Lisbon Lions legends to unfurl Scottish Premiership flag

Celtic have announced that the wives of Celtic legends Billy McNeill and Stevie Chalmers will unfurl the Scottish Premiership flag on August 3rd ahead of the Scottish champions kicking off their league campaign against St.Johnstone.Liz McNeill and Sadie Chalmers, along with members of their families will attend the match as guests of the club, with both Liz and Sadie then having the honour of unfurling the championship flag as Celtic look to equal Jock Stein’s nine-in-a-row record this season...

The Celtic Star · Jul 19

Celtic 1971-72 – ‘I think we did all right,’ Jock Stein

PERHAPS the first thing to mention is the important change in respect of determining the league position of clubs which were level on points in that the factor had become goal difference...

The Celtic Star · Jul 19

Broony Hits Back: ‘We’re Looking Forward to the Challenge’

SCOTT BROWN has revealed the twin secrets of Celtic’s success – staying power and winning mentality.

Si Ferry Meets. Packie Bonner | Stein’s Last Signing, Centenary, Ireland World Cups, Cup Win in 95

Si Ferry sits down with legendary Celtic and Republic of Ireland National Team goalkeeper, Packie Bonner to discuss his long and fruitful career between the sticks...

Celtic are the top dogs that everyone wants put down

Celtic are going into the new season off the back of an historic treble treble and looking to equal Jock Stein’s record of nine-in-a-row, but you would have thought they were a club in crisis given the coverage that is being banded about and comments from certain elements of the Celtic support.During the nineties, Rangers were the top dogs thanks to bank loans from David Murray’s pals in the Bank of Scotland fuelling their transfer spending, followed by the tax dodging EBT schemes that Rangers ran to buy...

On the far side of revenge

I used to sit beside a quiet spoken man from Belfast in the Jock Stein Stand at Celtic Park.

The Art of No Deal

By Thomas Hanlon (Thomas Hanlon has been a season ticket holder since the 1994/1995, he currently sits in the Jock Stein Upper and the last time he checked was NOT Harry Brady) I had written article for the site last week titled “Small Time In What We Do”, I felt moved to write because of...

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