Willie Wallace

Read all the news about Lisbon Lion and Celtic hero Willie Wallace. Willie Wallace was born in Kirkintilloch on 23 June 1940 (age 78).

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Willie Wallace joined Celtic in 1966 from Hearts for £30,000. Within 6 months he was to attain Scottish footballing immortality, as one of the Lisbon Lions, the famous Celtic team who won the European Cup in 1967. He also won the league championship in each season he was at the club, the Scottish Cup in 1967, 1969 and 1971 and the League Cup in 1968 and 1969 during an era widely considered the greatest in the club’s history. In total, he scored 135 goals in 234 games. The only blemish was a disappointing 2–1 defeat to Feyenoord in the 1970 European Cup final.

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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...

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...

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...

The Celtic Star · Apr 12

My interview with Willie Wallace, Lisbon Lion

WILLIE WALLACE made his European debut for Celtic 51 years ago tonight and certainly made his mark by scoring two fabulous second half goals that would ultimately propel Celtic onto glory in Lisbon...

The Celtic Star · Apr 12
The Celtic Star · Apr 12

‘Dukla were a very fine side but Willie Wallace made the difference,’ Archie Macpherson

When I went to Celtic Park for the first-leg of that European Cup semi-final on 12 April 1967 it was for a radio commentary, with George Davidson my colleague on the television platform...

The Celtic Star · Apr 12
Daily Record · Mar 31

Kris Boyd backed by Celtic legend Willie Wallace as Kilmarnock hitman closes in on new scoring landmark

Boyd will move into third place in the post-war top-flight goals list if he nets against Hamilton today – and will be just six away from Lisbon Lion Wallace in second...

Daily Record · Mar 31
Celtic Quick News · Nov 4, 2017

‘Fantastic Forrest Deserves Recognition,’ Davies

WILLIE WALLACE advised the Celtic support back in 2012 to get off James Forrest’s back as there was a real top quality footballer in his make-up just waiting to explode onto the big stage...

Celtic Quick News · Nov 4, 2017
The Scotsman · May 25, 2017

Willie Wallace: Lisbon celebrations are tinged with sadness

The 50-year anniversary of Celtic’s European Cup triumph is a time for commemoration as well as celebration...

The Scotsman · May 25, 2017
Evening Times · May 24, 2017

Willie Wallace – Lisbon in ‘67 was just another game for Jock Stein’s all-conquering Celtic

IT was, said Willie Wallace, “just another game” – even if the the fact we are all still talking about it 50 years on would suggest otherwise...

Evening Times · May 24, 2017
Herald Scotland · May 24, 2017

Wallace a Lion alone as Glasgow pays its tribute

AMID the grand halls and marble staircases of Glasgow City Chambers, where the most famous team in Celtic’s history are being honoured with a civic reception by the Lord Provost, Willie Wallace is a Lisbon Lion who stands alone...

Herald Scotland · May 24, 2017
Herald Scotland · May 24, 2017

Willie Wallace a Lion alone as Glasgow pays its tribute to Celtic greats

Not only was he the only member of the Celtic starting line-up that fateful day 50 years ago who was actually signed by Jock Stein – he was picked up from Hearts for £30,000 ahead of rumoured interest from Rangers in December 1966 – Wallace is the only one of these men from a 30-mile radius of Glasgow who has opted to spend the remainder of his life away from Scotland, on the opposite side of the world in fact...

Herald Scotland · May 24, 2017
Evening Times · May 24, 2017

Willie Wallace – Lisbon in ‘67 was just another game for Jock Stein’s all-conquering Celtic

IT was, said Willie Wallace, “just another game” – even if the the fact we are all still talking about it 50 years on would suggest otherwise...

Evening Times · May 24, 2017
Celtic FC · Mar 30, 2017

Lisbon countdown: Wispy’s goals helped ensure golden season

IN just eight weeks time, the 50th anniversary celebrations of Celtic’s European Cup triumph will kick off in earnest as we enter the week of the Lisbon final and the countdown to May 25...

Celtic FC · Mar 30, 2017
Celtic Quick News · Mar 3, 2017

“I Will Miss The ‘Big Man’, May He Rest In Peace,” Willie Wallace

LISBON LION Willie Wallace has paid his respects to his great friend Tommy Gemmell by posting on Celtic Quick News this morning...

Celtic Quick News · Mar 3, 2017
Celtic Quick News · Feb 16, 2017

Willie Wallace Hails Rodgers

CELTIC great Willie Wallace believes Brendan Rodgers is doing an exceptional job in his debut season at Parkhead...

Celtic Quick News · Feb 16, 2017
Daily Record · Feb 16, 2017

Celtic legend Jock Stein would be a huge fan of the way Brendan Rodgers has the Hoops playing

Lisbon Lion Willie Wallace believes the Hoops boss has his side performing in the way that the Celtic support expects their team to play...

Daily Record · Feb 16, 2017
The Celtic Star · Apr 29

Jim Craig’s 7am start: Two goals from Willie Wallace

On this day at Hampden Park back in 1967, we ran out to face Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup final...

The Celtic Star · Apr 29
Celtic Quick News · Dec 20, 2017

Bertie Auld Replaces Willie Wallace For Jim Craig, Right Back To 67

BERTIE AULD today replaced Willie Wallace in adding support to fellow Lisbon Lion Jim Craig’s new diary Right Back to 67...

Celtic Quick News · Dec 20, 2017
Celtic Quick News · Jun 10, 2017

Our Two Lions Can Help Beat The Three Lions

WILLIE WALLACE and BOBBY LENNOX will be at Hampden today and their exploits for Scotland jersey 50 years ago at Wembley can help inspire the 6 current Celts this afternoon as they once again face the Auld Enemy in a vital World Cup clash...

Celtic Quick News · Jun 10, 2017
Celtic Quick News · Feb 17, 2017

‘What I Really Think About Brendan’s Bhoys,’ Willie Wallace

HERE is the full transcript of the exclusive Willie Wallace interview for CQN earlier this week LISBON LION Willie Wallace admits it is impossible to compare Brendan Rodgers’ team with Jock Stein’s all-conquering heroes...

Celtic Quick News · Feb 17, 2017
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