John Clark

Lisbon Lion and Celtic hero John Clark was born in Bellshill, Lanarkshire on 13 March 1941 (age 79).

Born in Lanarkshire, he was part of the Celtic team that won the European Cup in 1967. Clark is perhaps the most unheralded player among the Lisbon Lions team. His undramatic style of team play in sweeping up beside fellow centre back, Billy McNeil, was integral to the success of the team. His role as Celtic’s sweeper earned him the nickname “The Brush.”

Clark earned four caps for Scotland all in his time with Celtic.

He left Celtic for Morton in 1971, where he retired from playing two years later.

Read Celtic · Apr 4

“A true Celtic great”, “Love it” – Brilliant interview with Hoops hero re-emerges on social media to the delight of these fans

Footage of an interview with John Clark had for an advert in 2018 has emerged on social media once again this week, and a number of Celtic fans appear to have enjoyed re-watching it...

VideoCelts · Mar 27

BBC Scotland come up with must-watch Lisbon documentary tonight for Celtic fans

With beautiful, unseen archive footage, funny fan stories and moving testimony from Bertie Auld, Bobby Lennox, Jim Craig, John Clark, Willie Wallace,...

ACSOM · Feb 21

A Celtic State of Mind – Davie Provan’s baptism of fire from Neilly Mochan

The following is an excerpt from Paul John Dykes’ interview with Davie Provan: Billy McNeill and John Clark were manager and assistant manager when I signed for Celtic in 1978.

ACSOM · Jan 1

A Celtic State of Mind – The VHS Years: When Celtic entered the Video Age

Celtic announced the release of their first video – The Celtic Story – in the match programme for the league encounter against Morton on 27 December 1982...

Not The View · Dec 30, 2019

Ian Young

December saw the passing of, over 160 appearances in the Hoops between 1961 and 1968 and still memorialised in song to this day: There’s Fallon, Young and Gemmell, who proudly wear the green, There’s Clark, McNeill and Kennedy the best there’s ever been, Jim Johnstone, Murdoch, Chalmers, John Divers and John Hughes, And...

ACSOM · Nov 19, 2019

Andy Lynch with A Celtic State of Mind – The man who swapped me to left-back and resurrected my career…

While I played in the reserves, John Clark completely understood my situation and was very sympathetic towards me...

Celtic Underground · Oct 20, 2019

A Man for All Seasons

Question: Name two men who have been employed by Celtic at four different times in their life in different capacities? Answer: One is John Clark (player 1959-1971, reserve coach 1973-1977, assistant manager 1978-1983, kit man 1997 onwards).

Into Football · Jul 18, 2019

Martin Donaldson with A Celtic State of Mind – Legendary Partnerships: Billy McNeill & John Clark

A little under two years after that famous 7-1 rout over our old rivals at Hampden Park in October 1957, when Celtic won the League Cup for only the second time, the club found itself again in a period of transition...

Celtic TV · May 14, 2019

Athletic Club de Bilbao honour Billy McNeill with #OneClubManAward

🏆 Billy McNeill’s daughter, Susan Chalmers, and Lisbon Lion John Clark travelled to Bilbao to accept Athletic Club’s #OneClubManAward on behalf of #CelticFC’s legendary captain 🔴⚪️🍀 Watch exclusive player and manager interviews, full-match replays and go behind the scenes of Celtic FC ONLY on Celtic TV...

Read Celtic · May 13, 2019

Spanish giants show their class with emotional tribute to Billy McNeill

During the half time interval of Athletic Bilbao’s 3-1 win over Celta Vigo, the former awarded their prestigious award called “One man club award” to the late great Billy McNeill...

VideoCelts · May 13, 2019

The Best Video Of The Weekend- Bilbao Honours Billy McNeill

Billy’s daughter Susan Chalmers and John Clark were presented to the crowd at the San Mames Stadium before Sunday’s 3-1 win over Celta Vigo...

Daily Record · May 12, 2019

Billy McNeill’s daughter collects Celtic icon’s ‘One Club Man’ award in emotional presentation

Fellow Lisbon Lion John Clark joined Susan Chalmers to pick up the prestigious trophy on behalf of her late father at Athletic Bilbao’s packed stadium...

Celts Are Here · May 12, 2019

Amazing Scenes in Spain as Athletic Club Honour Billy McNeill

There was amazing scenes in San Mamés Stadium this evening as John Clark and Billy McNeill’s daughter Susan picked up the ‘One Club Man’ award after the Spanish Club awarded the honour to the late Celtic Legend...

The Celtic Star · May 3, 2019

Listen to Archie Macpherson’s Lisbon Lion interview with Clark, Craig, Lennox, Auld and Wallace

DO yourself a favour and listen to this. Archie Macpherson in conversation last night with John Clark, Bobby Lennox, Bertie Auld, Jim Craig and having just arrived in Scotland from his home Australia, Willie Wallace...

Celtic Quick News · May 1, 2019

Yogi Clears Up Lions Mystery

CELTIC fans were puzzled at the non-appearance of John Hughes – known to the supporters as “Yogi” – during the tribute to club legend Billy McNeill before Saturday’s 1-0 win over Kilmarnock at Parkhead on Saturday...

Celtic Quick News · May 1, 2019

Chalmers: ‘Such a Special Player,’ Clark

JOHN CLARK insisted practice made perfect with his fellow-Lisbon Lion Stevie Chalmers’ winning goal in the European Cup Final against Inter Milan in the Portuguese capital on May 25 1967...

Celtic FC · Apr 30, 2019

John Clark: Stevie will never be forgotten

THE sad passing of Stevie Chalmers earlier this week marked another huge blow to the Celtic Family and to world football...

67HailHail · Apr 24, 2019

Legend meets legend as Celtic’s ‘Captain Fantastic’ remebered by world famous popstar

Celtic legend Billy McNeill was remembered by popstar Elton John many years ago.

Evening Times · Apr 23, 2019

John Clark and Bertie Auld reflect on passing of fellow Lisbon Lion Billy McNeill

BILLY McNeill did not get lost too often in what was an illustrious career with Celtic...

Herald Scotland · Apr 23, 2019

John Clark and Bertie Auld reflect on passing of fellow Lisbon Lion Billy McNeill

BILLY McNeill did not get lost too often in what was an illustrious career with Celtic...

90 Minute Cynic · Apr 23, 2019

Hail Cesar

Welcome to the 90 Minute Cynic Podcast (@90minutecynic) with host Chris Gallagher joined by a panel of Louis McCaffrey, Chris Sermanni and Christian Wulff. We pay tribute to a Celtic icon and one of Scottish football biggest talents – Billy McNeill...

Daily Record · Apr 23, 2019

Billy McNeill honoured in song by Celtic legend Bertie Auld as Lisbon Lion pays poignant tribute

Auld and fellow European Cup winner John Clark laid wreaths at McNeill’s statue outside Celtic Park following the great man’s passing aged 79...

Celtic FC · Apr 23, 2019

Lisbon Lion John Clark: Billy was such a big part of my life

JOHN Clark described Billy McNeill as an ‘icon of football’ and a ‘massive personality’ as he paid tribute to his friend and former Lisbon Lions team-mate who sadly passed away late last night (Monday, April 22)...

VideoCelts · Feb 5, 2019

Hartson: After a generation of honest mistakes it’s time to call a halt

John Hartson still vividly recalls an honest mistake that robbed him of an equalising goal in the 2003 League Cup Final against the old Rangers club.

Celtic FC Foundation · Dec 14, 2018

Lisbon Lions visit Glasgow’s new Hospice

THIS week, Celtic FC Foundation were honoured to accompany John Clark, Bobby Lennox and Jim Craig to visit the new Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, in Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park...

VideoCelts · Dec 11, 2018

BBC Scotland reporter defends Kenny Clark’s After Dinner routine

To howls of approval at a dinner in Dunfermline the former referee relived how he ignored a brutal foul on John Hartson because the Celtic striker had won an appeal against a red card issued by Clark...

BBC · Nov 18, 2018

Bobby Lennox ‘a true legend’ – John Clark

John Clark says Bobby Lennox is “a true legend”, as a statue of the Celtic hero is unveiled in his hometown of Saltcoats...

John James · Sep 7, 2018

An Abuse of State Power

David John Whitehouse and in a separate action his former co-administrator of Rangers Football Club, Paul Clark, are claiming £14m in damages in regard to their allegations of unlawful arrest, loss of earnings, reputational damage and breaches of client confidentiality from the following: 1.The Chief Constable of Police Scotland...

The Celtic Star · Aug 30, 2018

Jim Craig – One up, Rangers miss a penalty then 3 late goals from Celtic’s Lisbon team

The Lisbon team took to the field on this day in 1967 for a crucial league Cup tie against Rangers but with 12 minutes left, thanks to a goal by Willie Henderson, Celtic were 1-0 down.

The Celtic Star · Jun 25, 2018

Jim Craig – The night Pele faced Stevie Chalmers and John Clark but who scored?

Most football fans would agree that the stars from Brazil are a little bit special and love to see them in action...

John James · Jun 12, 2018

Insider Trading at Club 1872

The following excerpt from a response to John Clark by the FCA is instructive: “Thank you for your email to the FCA regarding your concerns about Club 1872 and their promoting of members to invest in shares in RIFC...

Celtic Quick News · May 31, 2018

Bertie Auld Remembers Lisbon 1967

BERTIE AULD follows fellow-Lisbon legends Billy McNeill, Jim Craig, Tommy Gemmell, John Clark, Willie Wallace and Stevie Chalmers to have his say during CQN’s special tribute to the Celtic heroes who won the European Cup 51 years and six days ago...

Celtic Quick News · May 30, 2018

Stevie Chalmers Remembers Lisbon 1967

LISBON matchwinner Stevie Chalmers is today’s Celtic European Cup hero to reveal his thoughts on how Jock Stein’s team made history in the Portuguese capital on May 25 1967...

Celtic Quick News · May 29, 2018

Willie Wallace Remembers Lisbon 1967

WILLIE WALLACE follows fellow-Lisbon legends Billy McNeill, Jim Craig, Tommy Gemmell and John Clark to have his say during CQN’s special tribute to the Celtic heroes who won the European Cup 51 years and four days ago...

Celtic Quick News · May 28, 2018

John Clark Remembers Lisbon 1967

JOHN CLARK follows fellow-Lisbon legends Billy McNeill, Jim Craig and Tommy Gemmell to have his say during CQN’s special tribute to the Celtic heroes who won the European Cup 51 years and three days ago...

Celtic FC Foundation · May 21, 2018

John Clark gets behind Celtic FC Foundation’s Green Day

AS the Hoops completed the Double Treble with yesterday’s Scottish Cup final victory over Motherwell, they signed off on what has been another truly historic season...

Celts Are Here · Apr 25, 2018

Life Lessons and the Lisbon Lions – John Clark

I am sitting here mid-evening, I’ve been working non-stop from before sunrise this morning and my day is not nearly done yet – I have lots and lots still to do...

Daily Record · Apr 19, 2018

Celtic legend John Clark stars in advert that pays tribute to Lisbon Lion

It’s sixty years since Clark first joined Celtic and he’s still working for the club today...

The Celtic Star · Apr 19, 2018

Watch this! “My name is John Clark, I am the proud kit-man for Celtic”

LISBON LION John Clark is the star in this little promotional video from Kiwi Quality Shoe Care, as he takes us behind the scenes in his job as the kit-man at Celtic...

The Celtic Star · Mar 3, 2018

From Barrowfield to Paradise with Davie Provan. Part one – a baptism of fire with Neilly Mochan

Billy McNeill and John Clark were manager and assistant manager when I signed for Celtic in 1978...

Herald Scotland · Oct 17, 2017

John Clark recalls the swinging 60s of Celtic against Bayern Munich

Ah the good old days. A year before the 1967 Summer of Love kicked off and a potpourri of hippies coverged in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury district, a gathering of Hoops players assembled in the Californian city’s Kezar Stadium for a friendly encounter with Bayern Munich...

Herald Scotland · Oct 17, 2017

John Clark recalls the swinging 60s of Celtic against Bayern Munich

Ah the good old days. A year before the 1967 Summer of Love kicked off and a potpourri of hippies coverged in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury district, a gathering of Hoops players assembled in the Californian city’s Kezar Stadium for a friendly encounter with Bayern Munich...

Celtic Quick News · Oct 16, 2017

LISBON LIONS WANT TIERNEY IN No.3 SLOT

LISBON LIONS Jim Craig and John Clark have urged the next Scotland manager to play Hoops star Kieran Tierney in his favoured left-back position...

Evening Times · Oct 16, 2017

Kieran Tierney is best man for Scotland left-back role, say Lisbon Lions

Celtic greats Jim Craig and John Clark have urged the next Scotland manager to play rising Hoops star Kieran Tierney in his favoured left back position for the national side...

Daily Record · Oct 15, 2017

Celtic star Kieran Tierney is Scotland’s best left back and should be picked ahead of Andrew Robertson – Clark

John Clark insists the new Scotland boss has to play the Hoops starlet ahead of the Liverpool star to get the best out of him as the Lisbon Lion is inducted into the Scottish football hall of fame...

Celtic Quick News · Oct 6, 2017

Poacher Turned Gamekeeper

While I played in the reserves, John Clark completely understood my situation and was very sympathetic towards me...

Daily Record · May 27, 2017

Stories of Celtic’s greatest moments inspire Brendan Rodgers to guide his team into history books

Rodgers admits he’s helped by “gold dust” from Jock Stein even now, through conversations with the likes of Danny McGrain and John Clark...

Daily Record · May 22, 2017

How good were Celtic’s Lisbon Lions? Bertie Auld gives his verdict on the legendary line up’s defence

Part one of our series hears from the Celtic great as he talks about Ronnie Simpson, Billy McNeill, John Clark, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig...

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