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Billy McNeill

(Photo by Glasgow Celtic FC ©)

Subject(s): Billy McNeill
Sport: Football

Location: Glasgow Celtic FC, Celtic Park, Glasgow
Unveiled: 19/12/2015
Sculptor: John McKenna
Material: Bronze
Status: In Situ

Inscribed on plinth, side 1: BILLY McNEILL. The Player. Celtic’s Greatest Ever Captain. 790 Appearances. European Cup 1967. 9 Scottish League Championships. 1965/66, 1966/67, 1967/68, 1968/69, 1969/70, 1970/71, 1971/72, 1972/93, 1973/74. 7 Scottish Cups. 1964/65, 1966/67, 1968/69, 1970/71, 1971/72, 1973/74, 1974/75. 6 Scottish League Cups. 1965/66, 1966/67, 1967/68, 1968/69, 1969/70, 1974/75.

Inscribed on plinth, side 2: BILLY McNEILL. The Manager. 4 Scottish League Championships. 1978/79, 1980/81, 1981/82, 1987/88. 3 Scottish Cups. 1979/80, 1987/88, 1988/89. Scottish League Cup. 1982/83.

Inscribed on plinth, side 3: CELTIC. EUROPEAN CUP WINNERS 1967. Ronnie Simpson. Jim Craig Billy McNeill John Clark Tommy Gemmell. Bobby Murdoch Bertie Auld Jimmy Johnstone Willie Wallace. Stevie Chalmers Bobby Lennox. John Fallon, Charlie Gallagher, John Hughes, Joe McBride, Willie O’Neill.

Inscribed on plinth, side 4: “What makes a great player? It’s a question I’m often asked and my answer is always the same. He is the one who brings out the best in others, and when I am saying that I am talking about Billy McNeill. It is this quality of bringing the units of the team together, and inspiring them to play for each other and for the club, which has raised our captain above all others”. Jock Stein, 1974.

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(Photo by Glasgow Celtic FC ©)

(Photo by Glasgow Celtic FC ©)

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