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Team in mourning: The greatest ever death

The scottish team Celtic Football Club is in mourning. 2. day of the dead, one of the greatest players in the proud club's history. Billy McNeill was 79 ye

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Team in mourning: The greatest ever death

The scottish team Celtic Football Club is in mourning.

2. day of the dead, one of the greatest players in the proud club's history.

Billy McNeill was 79 years old.

According to the club, he was surrounded by his immediate family in the last days.

Billy McNeill had a bit of dementia since 2010 and lost the ability to speak in his final years.

Before he had long since developed itself to be one of the club's greatest and most important people ever. Almost right up at the side of the Jock Stein.

It was him, who as a player was in the lead in the legendary European Cup final in Lisbon in 1967, when Celtic as the first british crew won the European Cup with a 2-1 win over Inter.

Billy McNeill stands næstyderst to the right with anførerbindet. It is placed before the semi-final of the European Cup in '67 against Dukla Prague from Czechoslovakia. Back from left: Jim Craig, Tommy Gemmell, Ronnie Simpson, Bobby Murdoch, McNeill and John Clark. Front from left: Jimmy Johnstone, Stevie Chalmers, Bertie Auld, Bobby Lennox and Willie Wallace. Photo: AP/Ritzau Scanpix

It was Billy McNeill, who scored sejrsmålet in pokalfinalen in '65 - and he managed to score a further two pokalfinaler for Celtic. And then he took 29 matches for Scotland.

He won nine scottish championships and seven cup titles, six League titles and a European Cup. And so he was of course also a part of the crew, who reached the final in the European Cup the european cup in 1970 - but was defeated by Feyenoord.


And that is why, there stands a large bronze statue of just him outside Celtic Park in Glasgow.

After the career that spoke more than 800 førsteholdskampe from 1958 to 1975 - more than any other Celtic player, he was twice manager of the club's first team, where he won four scottish championships and just as many cup titles. He reached even south of the border and stood at the head of both Manchester City and Aston Villa.

McNeill returned home to Celtic and took over the managertjansen in 1978 after living in Clyde and Aberdeen since Jock Stein was asked to step from the after incredibly many years of good work. McNeill thanked yes, and led in his first season at Celtic for the championship. It was also ensured on the last match day as Celtic for a man outnumbered, defeated arch-rivals from Rangers FC.

After the stay in the two English clubs returned, he again returned to Glasgow, and here it was again for both the championship and cup titles in the last half of the 1980s.

He was already, in 1974, awarded the order of Member of the Order of the British Empire and has since been included in the scottish sports and football Hall of Fame. In 2002 he was of the club's fans named as the all time greatest Celtic-captain.

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