Joe McBride

Read all the news about Lisbon Lion and Celtic hero Joe McBride. Joe McBride was born in Govan, Glasgow on 10 June 1938. Died 11 July 2012, aged 74

McBride was Motherwell’s top goalscorer in three successive seasons, which attracted the attention of new Celtic manager Jock Stein, who signed him for a fee of £22,000 in 1965. Along with Alex Ferguson of Dunfermline, McBride was the top goalscorer in the 1965–66 Scottish League with 31 goals. He again scored prolifically during the 1966–67 season, but suffered a serious injury in December 1966. This injury meant that although McBride was part of the Lisbon Lions squad, he did not play in the 1967 European Cup Final.

He never regained a regular place in the Celtic side, and subsequently transferred to Hibernian in 1968. McBride quickly regained his goalscoring form with Hibs, scoring on his debut, against Rangers, a hat-trick in his second match, against Lokomotive Leipzig, and four goals in his third match, against Morton. He was Hibs’ top goalscorer in both the 1968–69 and 1969–70 seasons, and scored a second European hat-trick for Hibs, against Malmö FF.

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Jim Craig – Celtic went on the rampage, winning 8-2

Celtic had picked up a League/League Cup double in season 1965/66 and went into the following campaign hoping for more.

VideoCelts · Oct 30, 2017

Celtic fans turn on Michael Kelly over Lisbon Lions snub

Kelly claimed that the Lions consisted of 11 players while almost every fan recognises the part played in the success by players such as John Fallon, John Hughes, Joe McBride, Charlie Gallagher and Willie O’Neill...

VideoCelts · Oct 30, 2017
Jim Craig's Football50 · Mar 8, 2017

8th March 1967: Celtic v Vojvodina European Cup – Part One

6th March ‘Joe McBride, of Celtic goes into Killearn Hospital on Wednesday and he will have his cartilage operation on Friday morning’...

Jim Craig's Football50 · Mar 8, 2017
Jim Craig CSC · Jul 15, 2012

A Tribute to Celtic Legend Joe McBride – By Former Teammate Jim Craig

The passing of Joe McBride has been a very sad occassion, not only to his family and friends but also to the word-wide Celtic support, whose complimentary comments on the various blogs have been a tribute to Joe’s ability, affability and humility. When...

Jim Craig CSC · Jul 15, 2012
Celtic Underground · Jul 13, 2012

Remembering Joe McBride

The sad news of the passing of Joe McBride was announced yesterday after having taken ill at the weekend. Joe McBride was Jock Stein’s first signing in the summer of 1965 and it’s arguable if he ever made a better one...

Celtic Underground · Jul 13, 2012
Celtic Quick News · Dec 15, 2016

That Old Sinking Feeling; Rangers Thumped In Glasgow Cup Final (August 1966)

Joe McBride’s goalscoring run continued unabated in the next League Cup outing when he thrashed four beyond St Mirren keeper Jim Thorburn as Celtic romped their way to an enthralling 8-2 win...

Celtic Quick News · Dec 15, 2016
Celts Are Here · Dec 14, 2016

Joe McBride- The Lion That Never Was

As most Celtic fans will be aware this past week has marked fifty years since the elimination of Nantes of France from the European Cup as the Lisbon Lions on an aggregate score of 6-2...

Celts Are Here · Dec 14, 2016
Celtic Quick News · Aug 14, 2016

Celtic Shoot-Out Odds

BOOKIES are taking odds on Leigh Griffiths, Moussa Dembele and Co shooting down legendary Celts such as Joe McBride and Stevie Chalmers...

Celtic Quick News · Aug 14, 2016
Edinburgh Evening News · May 7, 2015

Young Hibs in contention for play-off berths

Joe McBride believes his young Hibs side not only have the carrot of a Hampden appearance dangling in front of them when they face Celtic in the semi-final of the SFA Youth Cup tonight – but the chance to force their way into boss Alan Stubbs’ thoughts as he prepares for the Premiership play-offs...

Edinburgh Evening News · May 7, 2015
Daily Record · Jul 13, 2014

KR Reykjavik striker Gary Martin admits playing Celtic is a dream opportunity after Willie McStay helped rescue his career

THE PROLIFIC striker has Willie McStay and Joe McBride to thank for helping him rebuild his career after being axed from Middlesbrough by Gordon Strachan...

Daily Record · Jul 13, 2014
ETims · May 26, 2014

Celtic Diary Monday May 26

Speculation. Pontification. Hell, I should do rap music.

ETims · May 26, 2014
Celtic FC · Mar 11, 2014

Joe’s Paris Marathon tribute to his Grampa Joe McBride

NO less an authority than the great Jimmy McGrory once rated Joe McBride as the best Celtic centre-forward he had ever seen play, high praise indeed from Celtic’s all-time top goalscorer...

Celtic FC · Mar 11, 2014
Celtic FC · Jul 24, 2012

Special tribute to Joe McBride at Inter Milan game

CELTIC’S game against Inter Milan this Saturday, July 28 (KO: 1.

Celtic FC · Jul 24, 2012
Herald Scotland · Jul 19, 2012

Hundreds pay respects at McBride funeral

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Herald Scotland · Jul 19, 2012
Evening Times · Jul 18, 2012

Celtic legend Joe is laid to rest

MORE than 600 people crammed into St Dominic’s Church in Bishopbriggs today for the funeral of Celtic hero Joe McBride...

Evening Times · Jul 18, 2012
BBC · Jul 18, 2012

Funeral for Celtic legend McBride

Hundreds of people attend the funeral of former Celtic, Hibernian and Motherwell striker Joe McBride...

BBC · Jul 18, 2012
Celtic Trust · Jul 17, 2012

Joe McBride RIP

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Celtic Trust · Jul 17, 2012
Evening Times · Jul 13, 2012

Clark: Joe was friend in a million

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Evening Times · Jul 13, 2012
Wales Online · Jul 13, 2012

Cardiff City first-team coach Joe McBride mourns legend dad Joe senior

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Wales Online · Jul 13, 2012
Wales Online · Jul 13, 2012

Cardiff City first-team coach Joe McBride mourns dad Joe senior

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Wales Online · Jul 13, 2012
Celtic Quick News · Mar 30, 2016

JOE McBRIDE, 36 GOALS FROM 26 GAMES; THE MOST PROLIFIC STRIKER IN THE WORLD!

One of the drawbacks of football – at any level – is the ever present risk of injury...

Celtic Quick News · Mar 30, 2016
Celtic FC · Jul 15, 2012

Funeral details for Joe McBride

The funeral for Lisbon Lion, Joe McBride, will take place with a Requiem Mass at 9.

Celtic FC · Jul 15, 2012
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