Celtic: The Lisbon Lions
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Celtic: The Lisbon Lions : A Celebration of the European Cup Campaign 1967

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40 years ago a group of eleven young men stood in the Estadio Nacional in Lisbon and faced a crowd of 77,000 and the mighty Inter Milan. They were the first British team ever to reach the final of the European Cup. Indeed it was the first time their club had even played in the European Cup. And yet they faced one of the richest teams, with a fearsome reputation and an unbeaten defensive strategy. But these men would go on to make football history... Told by a life-long fan, The Lisbon Lions follows the fortunes of eleven men born within 20 miles of Glasgow who had come to play for a football team struggling in the League. Reinventing the team with his positive playing strategies, manager Jock Stein guided Celtic to victory in the Scottish championships and eventually to the European Cup itself. Andy Dougan takes us on the thrilling journey with Celtic as, round by round, the team's passion, inventiveness, and above all style brings them to the biggest game in their club's history. The story remains as romantic, inspiring and stirring as ever.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 18mm | 200g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2x8 b/w illustration section
  • 075351219X
  • 9780753512197
  • 914,967

About Andy Dougan

Andy Dougan is a journalist with the Evening Times in Glasgow and author of biographies of Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, and Robin Williams. Andy's life-long dedication to Celtic began 40 years ago, when he first visited Celtic Park for their historic victory parade.show more

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'Our objective is always to try to win with style.' Celtic manager, Jock Stein 40 years ago Celtic entered the European Cup for the first time. They made history simply by becoming the first British team to ever reach the final, let alone win it. The 1967 European Cup final remains one of the golden moments of British football history. A crowd of 77,000 thronged the stadium. Inter Milan was one of the richest, most feared teams in the world and their defensive strategy had been unbeaten all tournament. Celtic were 11 men, all born within 20 miles of Glasgow who had joined a struggling team and fought their way up the League just to reach the European Cup. The odds seemed hopeless. But Celtic had two weapons; their legendary manager, Jock Stein, who revolutionised the game of football through his positive playing techniques, and their unflagging self-belief. Andy Dougan, life-long Celtic fan, takes us on the thrilling journey with Celtic as, round by round, the team's passion, inventiveness, and above all style brings them to the biggest game in their club's history. A timeless story of inspiration, determination and love of the game.show more

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