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  • Scottish Cup final tribute to Lisbon Lion legends

    Scottish Cup final tribute to Lisbon Lion legends

    By: Newsroom Staff on 14 May, 2019 15:31

  • CELTIC will pay a special tribute to Lisbon Lions, Billy McNeill and Stevie Chalmers, at this season’s Scottish Cup final, with the players wearing both the No.5 and the No.9 on their shorts for the two Celtic legends.

    One number will be on the front left of the shorts, while the other will be on the back right, a reflection of the iconic way the Celtic players wore their numbers in the 1960s when Billy and Stevie wore the green and white Hoops with such distinction.

    Billy and Stevie both sadly passed away last month, and the cup final tribute will be a particularly poignant one, given that the game at Hampden against Hearts will take place on Saturday, May 25 – exactly 52 years after Billy McNeill captained Celtic to victory in the European Cup final over Inter Milan at the Estadio Nacional in Lisbon, with Stevie Chalmers scoring the decisive goal in the 2-1 victory.

    As well as having the two numbers on their shorts, the Celtic players will also walk out at Hampden wearing alternate jackets with ‘McNEILL 5’ and ‘CHALMERS 9’ on the back.

    With the Hoops having already secured the Premiership title and the League Cup this season, they will be aiming to win the Scottish Cup for an unprecedented Treble Treble on what will be an emotional day at Hampden.

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