Lou Macari

Read all the news about Celtic hero Lou Macari. Lou Macari was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on 7 June 1949 (age 69).

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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The Celtic Star · Oct 30

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.

The Celtic Star · Oct 30
The Celtic Star · Sep 20

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...

The Celtic Star · Sep 20

‘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...

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

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
The Celtic Star · Jul 21

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
The Celtic Star · Jul 21

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
The Celtic Star · Jul 18

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 · Jul 18
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
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
Jim Craig's Football50 · Dec 19, 2016

17th December 1966_ Celtic v Partick Thistle League – Part Two

The Morning of the Match Most of the reserve squad turned up to see the first team in action, quite happy, as I was too, about our performance the previous evening, when we had beaten Partick Thistle by two goals to one, a Davie Cattenach penalty and a Lou Macari effort making the difference...

Jim Craig's Football50 · Dec 19, 2016
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...

Daily Mail · Jan 5, 2017
Scotzine · Oct 19

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.

Scotzine · Oct 19
ETims · Sep 15, 2016

Celtic Diary Thursday September 15 : Quality Street Kid Shows His Quality

Last night I spent an hour or so in the company of quality Street kid and former player and manager of Celtic Lou Macari...

ETims · Sep 15, 2016
Daily Record · Dec 1, 2015

Celtic hero Tom Boyd played for Lou Macari after criticising him. And reckons Anthony Stokes will do the same under Ronny Deila

THE former Hoops captain knows what it’s like to fall out with a boss and he believes that the striker still has a future at Parkhead...

Daily Record · Dec 1, 2015
Celtic Quick News · Nov 24, 2015

Fergus ‘saw me as no different from the groundsman or the head chef’ Lou Macari

LOU MACARI didn’t know quite what to expect. The Celtic manager had been informed Fergus McCann, fresh from his dramatic takeover of the club late the previous evening, intended visiting the dressing room before the league encounter against St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park on the Saturday afternoon of March 5...

Celtic Quick News · Nov 24, 2015
VideoCelts · Oct 27, 2015

Will Rooney get his testimonial dream?

Celtic have been regular guests at Old Trafford down the years with Bobby Charlton, Lou Macari, Bryan Robson and Ryan Giggs all honoured by a testimonial match against the hoops...

VideoCelts · Oct 27, 2015
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