Tributes paid to Celtic legend Stevie Chalmers
Last Updated: 08/05/19 6:24pm
The funeral of Lisbon Lion Stevie Chalmers, who scored the most important goal in Celtic's history, took place in Glasgow on Wednesday.
Chalmers, who netted the winner in the 1967 European Cup final against Inter Milan, died aged 83 last week, days after Lisbon Lions captain Billy McNeill passed away. Both had been suffering from dementia in recent years.
The funeral mass was held at St Mary's Church in Calton, where Celtic football club was first established during a meeting in 1887.
Following the church service, the funeral cortege travelled to Celtic Park before heading to a private family cremation.
Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell, and members of the Parkhead board attended the funeral along with interim boss Neil Lennon and the current Celtic squad.
Lisbon Lions Bobby Lennox, Bertie Auld, John Clark and John Hughes were also in attendance along with former team-mates Danny McGrain, Davie Hay and Dixie Deans.
Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and Martin O'Neill, who managed Celtic, were also among the mourners who paid tribute to Chalmers, who also won five international caps for Scotland between 1964 and 1966.
Team-mate, and former Lisbon Lion, Jim Craig said it had been "a difficult week" for the Celtic family following the loss of two of the club's greats.
Craig said: "It has been a difficult week to lose another team-mate. Stevie was a very popular guy with everybody, fans and players alike, and at this time our thoughts are with Sadie and the family.
"We hope the public in general will remember him greatly as they will with that goal in Lisbon.
"First and foremost, he was a nice guy, great fun to be with and we all enjoyed his company. He worked hard for Celtic, both as a player and later in his job there as well."