Celtic Lisbon Lions (Print 2)

Viewed loads of photos of the 1967 European Cup final (see thecelticwiki ) but couldn’t find any featuring all eleven Celtic parading the trophy on the pitch – maybe this never happened due to hundreds of celebrating fans invading the pitch? Anyway, I decided to rectify this, and throw in manager Jock Stein for good measure!

Grouped the players around central figures of captain Billy McNeill & Jock Stein holding up the European Cup trophy. Also wanted goal scorers Tommy Gemmell & Steve Chalmers to be prominent…

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and also legendary winger Jimmy Johnstone. Tried to make the players poses and expressions convey both pride & togetherness – I’ve read they were a close knit bunch, and that was a big factor in their success…

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I’ve included Jock Stein’s words, “Winning is important, aye, but our objective is to win with style,” because Inter Milan’s approach was the exact opposite, taking an early lead in the final and trying to see the game out – fortunately Celtic ensured their negative tactics failed.

I struggled to find pictures of keeper Ronnie Simpson looking happy, so that’s why he looks a bit solemn despite having just won the biggest prize in European football!

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*Celtic Lisbon Lions Print available HERE!

*Thanks again to thecelticwiki for their comprehensive info & pictures.

Coming up: Print 3 – Jimmy Johnstone action portrait…

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