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.

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”.

The Celtic Star · Nov 3, 2019

‘Broony, Broony…’ 542 games, 42 goals, 19 domestic honours, 3 times Player of the Year

CELTIC Gossip tweeted this – Yesterday I think Broony summed up this Jock Stein quote very well, “Unlike many other Celts, I cannot claim that Celtic was my first love but I can say that it will be my last love.” Yesterday I think Broony summed up this Jock Stein quote very well “Unlike...

The Celtic Star · Oct 29, 2019

On This Day: Wins at Rugby Park, Rogic Screamer and First Trophy of 66/67

On This Day: October 29 2019. A select number of fixtures on this day throughout the years, namely two wins under Gordon Strachan at Rugby Park, Jock Stein’s side lifting their first trophy of the 1966/67 season – as well as a Tom Rogic screamer extending Celtic’s run in the Invincibles season...

Nutmeg Magazine · Oct 25, 2019

Interview: Andy Ritchie

Former Greenock Morton genius Andy Ritchie talks to Daniel Gray...

Nutmeg Podcast · Oct 25, 2019

Episode 36 – Interview: Andy Ritchie

Former Greenock Morton genius Andy Ritchie talks to Daniel Gray...

The Celtic Star · Oct 13, 2019

Is it true what they say about Dixie?

JOHN DEANS’ career was going nowhere fast in autumn 1971.

VideoCelts · Oct 6, 2019

Young Celt makes loan move

The teenage forward was part of the Celtic squad that faced Albion Rovers in the Jock Stein Friendship Cup and will now get the chance to face League Two opposition on a regular basis...

Celtic Down Under · Oct 3, 2019

Spotlight Series – Jock Stein Melbourne Celtic Supporters Club

Our Spotlight Series is all about getting to know different Celtic Supporters Clubs over the world... · Oct 2, 2019

‘I Look Forward To Helping Out’ – Irish Youngster Scores Twice For Celtic Reserves

Two Jonathan Afolabi goals helped a Celtic XI to victory in the Jock Stein Friendship Cup on Tuesday night to cap a great week for the striker...

VideoCelts · Oct 2, 2019

Celtic prospects get international call ups

Last night both players were in action as a Celtic XI beat Albion Rovers to win the Jock Stein Friendship Cup with Afolabi scoring the first two goals of the night...

Scotzine · Oct 2, 2019

Back Page Bulletin: Celtic Kids on Strike, Hoops’ Euro Warning, Morelos in Spotlight, Clarke Explains Snub for Johnston, Gilmour

JONATHAN AFOLABI netted a double as Celtic’s youngsters beat Albion Rovers 3-0 to retain the Jock Stein Friendship Cup.

Celtic FC · Oct 2, 2019

Young Celts Maintain Hold On Jock Stein Friendship Cup

Continue reading “Young Celts Maintain Hold On Jock Stein Friendship Cup” on Celtic FC.

Celts Are Here · Oct 2, 2019

Celtic Fans Get Sneak Peak of New Bhoy as Striker Lands Double

NEIL LENNON was in attendance at Cliftonhill on Tuesday night to see his developmental side take on Albion Rovers in the Jock Stein Friendship cup which is annually contested by the two sides...

ACSOM · Sep 29, 2019

Paul John Dykes with A Celtic State of Mind – The night George Connelly became the King of Keepie-Uppies

The first signs that Jock Stein had a mélange of youthful prospects brimming under the surface at Barrowfield perhaps came to light before the European Cup-Winners’ Cup third round first-leg tie against Soviet Union side Dynamo Kyiv on 12 January 1966...

Celtic Quick News · Sep 24, 2019

Celtic looking for 10 in a row

The biggest shock of Jock Stein’s era was Celtic’s 4-1 defeat to Partick Thistle in the 1971 League Cup Final.

Celtic Quick News · Sep 15, 2019

In Pictures: Hamilton Accies 0 Celtic 1

EXACTLY fifty-one years and three days before the Premiership visit to Hamilton yesterday, Celtic scored TEN goals against Accies in a League Cup quart-final romp at Parkhead, as CQN reported.

A Celtic State of Mind · Sep 15, 2019

Not the View’s Average Joe Miller with A Celtic State of Mind

A Celtic State of Mind was named as the UK’s Best Football Podcast at the prestigious 2018 Football Blogging Awards.

The Celtic Star · Sep 10, 2019

Celtic fight back from two down ten years after the death of Jock Stein

TEN years after the death of Jock Stein at Ninian Park whilst managing Scotland to World Cup Final qualification, Celtic travelled north to face Aberdeen at Pittodrie and got off to a terrible start...

The Celtic Star · Sep 10, 2019

Jock Stein, ‘The coal miner who Won the Biggest Cup of them all’

RESPECTS are being paid this morning to Celtic’s greatest ever manager Jock Stein who sadly passed away on this day while in the process of guiding Scotland to the World Cup finals, securing the necessary draw against Wales...

Celtic Quick News · Sep 10, 2019

Jock Stein: ‘When Will We See Your Like Again?’

THE legendary Jock Stein, at the age of 62, passed away on this day 34 years ago.

Celtic Quick News · Sep 10, 2019

Jock Stein: ‘the Big Man, Me and Going on Strike!’ Davie Hay Looks Back

DAVIE HAY mourned the loss of a good friend and mentor when Jock Stein passed away 34 years ago today.

Janefield Street · Sep 3, 2019

Neil Lennon named Scottish Premiership Manager of the Month

Days after guiding Celtic to their first derby win of the season against Rangers, manager Neil Lennon has been named the Ladbrokes Premiership Manager of the Month for August.The Irishman has picked up the first award of the new season after an excellent start to the league season as Celtic look to equal Jock Stein’s record of nine-in-a-row.The Managerial award is in recognition of Celtic’s three wins out of three in the month of August, the first being the 7-0 hammering of St.Johnstone on the opening day...

The Celtic Star · Aug 18, 2019

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.

Celtic Underground · Aug 17, 2019

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.

ACSOM · Aug 15, 2019

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, 2019

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...

The Celtic Star · Aug 11, 2019

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 9, 2019

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, 2019

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...

The Celtic Star · Aug 3, 2019

Magnificent Celtic’s Seven Heaven


Celtic Quick News · Aug 2, 2019

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.

Green Tinted Specs · Jul 31, 2019

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...

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