John Clark

Lisbon Lion and Celtic hero John Clark was born in Bellshill, Lanarkshire on 13 March 1941 (age 78).

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.

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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...

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)...

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...

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