Willie Lyon

Celtic hero Willie Lyon was born in Birkenhead on 7 March 1912. Died 5 December 1962, aged 50

Willie Lyon was a professional footballer, who played for Celtic and Queens Park. He was a Centre-half and was made captain of Celtic. He won the Scottish league championship in 1936 and 1938 and the Scottish Cup in 1937.

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The Celtic Star · Oct 15, 2019

‘There’s surely no denyin’, wi’ oor Captain Willie Lyon,’ David Potter

WILLIE LYON was anything but a Celt in background, ethnicity or even (in his early days) inclination.

The Celtic Star · Dec 5, 2018

Jim Craig – Remembering Willie Lyon, Celtic’s Military Cross winning War Hero

Celtic won the Scottish Cup twice in the early years of the 1930s, both times against Motherwell and both matches at Hampden...

The Celtic Star · Mar 15, 2018

“There is surely no denyin’, wi’oor captain Willie Lyon, we will win the Scottish Cup once again,” a pre-war Celtic chant

FIR PARK 1937 One of Celtic’s greatest ever Scottish Cup victories came at Fir Park in the 1937 quarter final on the afternoon of Wednesday 24 March...

The Celtic Star · Mar 7, 2018

Willie Lyon was an inspired signing by Willie Maley, Jimmy McColl stuck to the task of replacing the great Jimmy Quinn

In the early and mid-1930s, Celtic were struggling a little defensively...

Jim Craig CSC · Dec 5, 2011

On this day in Celtic History: 5th Dec 1962: Willie Lyon

5th December Willie Lyon died Celtic won the Scottish Cup twice in the early years of the 1930s, both times against Motherwell and both matches at Hampden...

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