Lou Macari

Celtic hero Lou Macari was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on 7 June 1949 (age 70).

Macari signed for Celtic at the age of 16. He quickly became part of the renowned reserve side known as the Quality Street Gang that also comprised the likes of Kenny Dalglish, Danny McGrain and Davie Hay. In August 1968, Celtic Reserves needed to defeat Partick Thistle Reserves by at least seven goals to win their Reserve League Cup section over Rangers Reserves. Celtic won 12-0, with Macari scoring four goals. Macari scored 91 goals in two seasons for the reserves and in occasional first team games, having broken through into the Celtic first team in 1970. In 1971 he replaced Willie Wallace in the starting line up for the replay of the 1971 Scottish Cup Final, and scored for Celtic in a 2–1 win over Rangers.

After a promising start to his playing career with Celtic, he moved south of the border in 1973 for £200,000 to sign for Manchester United, where he spent the bulk of his playing career. During his time with Celtic he had scored 57 goals in 100 appearances since making his first team debut in 1970. He won three League titles and two Scottish Cups in his time at Celtic.

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Mark Nicholas · Jul 14, 2019

An Alternate History of Celtic (Part 6): What if the Quality Street Gang had stayed together?

In the late 1960s/early 70s, Celtic had some of the best young footballers in Europe, including Kenny Dalglish, Lou Macari, Brian McLaughlin, Danny McGrain, George Connelly, Paul Wilson, Davie Hay, Vic Davidson and George Connelly...

Scotzine · Jun 6, 2019

DENIS LAW: MY HERO: By LOU MACARI

TODAY, in Part Two of Scotzine’s tribute to Denis Law, Scotland’s favourite footballing son, we offer a platform for other legends to have their say.

Celtic Quick News · Jun 2, 2019

Billy Remembered: Heading for Something Extraordinary

CQN today continues our two-week tribute to Celtic legend Billy McNeill who sadly passed away in April at the age of 79.

Scotzine · Feb 27, 2019

DENIS LAW: MY HERO: By DANNY McGRAIN

SCOTZINE today continues its homage to Scotland’s favourite footballing son Denis Law, who celebrated his 79th birthday on Sunday...

The Celtic Star · Jan 18, 2019

Jim Craig – Celtic sell Lou Macari to Man Utd for £200k

Through the years, a number of players have played for both Celtic and Manchester United.

The Celtic Star · Jan 4, 2019

Celtic and the World Cup – West Germany 1974

Former Celt Tommy Docherty had replaced Bobby Brown as Scotland manager by the time the qualification phase commenced for the 1974 World Cup Finals, to be held in West Germany, with a tricky tie in Copenhagen in the autumn of ‘72...

The Celtic Star · Oct 30, 2018

Jim Craig – Brian O’Neill stuns Ibrox with a late Celtic winner

After two years in charge of Stoke City, Lou Macari arrived as manager of Celtic on 26 October 1993.

Scotzine · Oct 19, 2018

DENIS LAW: MY HERO: By LOU MACARI

TODAY, in Part Two of Scotzine’s tribute to Denis Law, Scotland’s favourite footballing son, we offer a platform for other legends to have their say.

The Celtic Star · Sep 20, 2018

Jim Craig – Happy Birthday Henrik Larsson

Paul Wilson came into Celtic Park in 1967 straight from school and started in the reserve side alongside Kenny Dalglish, Danny McGrain, Lou Macari and George Connelly...

Open Goal · Aug 6, 2018

Si Ferry Meets… Simon Donnelly – Lou Macari, New Era Celtic, Stopping 10, Thistle & Dundee Utd

It’s a tale of the two Simons this week as our own Mr Ferry sits down with his namesake to look back on his career as both a player and coach.

Open Goal · Aug 6, 2018

Si Ferry Meets. Simon Donnelly – Lou Macari, New Era Celtic, Stopping 10, Thistle & Dundee Utd

It’s a tale of the two Simons this week as our own Mr Ferry sits down with his namesake to look back on his career as both a player and coach.

The Celtic Star · Jul 21, 2018

Jim Craig: 17 year old Lou Macari signs for Celtic

After his schooling at St Michael’s College, Kilwinning and a spell with Kilwinning Amateurs, Lou Macari joined Celtic on this day in 1966, having just turned 17.

The Celtic Star · Jul 21, 2018

Jim Craig – 17 year old Lou Macari signs for Celtic

After his schooling at St Michael’s College, Kilwinning and a spell with Kilwinning Amateurs, Lou Macari joined Celtic on this day in 1966, having just turned 17.

The Celtic Star · Jul 18, 2018

Celtic and the World Cup – West Germany 1974

Former Celt Tommy Docherty had replaced Bobby Brown as Scotland manager by the time the qualification phase commenced for the 1974 World Cup Finals, to be held in West Germany, with a tricky tie in Copenhagen in the autumn of ‘72...

The Celtic Star · Jun 14, 2018

Jim Craig: The day Fergus McCann sacked Lou Macari

After an excellent playing career, Lou Macari went into management, firstly at Swindon Town from June 1984 to April 1985.

Football Insider · May 26, 2018

‘Put them at a disadvantage’ – Lou Macari makes big claim about Rangers announcement

Former Celtic manager Lou Macari thinks having even more home fans inside Ibrox during O** F*** games can only benefit Rangers after the Gers announced plans to slash Celtic’s allocation to 800 tickets...

Celtic Quick News · Jan 23, 2018

‘Parachuted Into a Crisis,’ Lou Macari, Skelps Them in Govan

Lou Macari had a well-earned reputation as a gambler...

Herald Scotland · May 22, 2017

Six of the best Scottish Cup finals: Celtic 6 Hibernian 1 (1972)

If heroes of their European Cup final sides still provided the skeleton (and the heart) of Celtic’s ‘72 cup final team, it was also interspersed by a few more from the ‘Quality Street Gang,’ namely Kenny Dalglish and Lou Macari...

Herald Scotland · May 22, 2017

Six of the best Scottish Cup finals: Celtic 6 Hibernian 1 (1972)

If heroes of their European Cup final sides still provided the skeleton (and the heart) of Celtic’s ‘72 cup final team, it was also interspersed by a few more from the ‘Quality Street Gang,’ namely Kenny Dalglish and Lou Macari...

Daily Mail · Jan 5, 2017

Lou Macari believes Celtic would find it ‘very difficult to turn down’ huge offer for striker Moussa Dembele

Lou Macari feels that should West Ham meet Celtic’s valuation of Moussa Dembele, there are 30 million reasons why the Scottish champions are likely to green-light the move...

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