Billy McNeill, MBE

(B.1940)
Football
Inducted in 2002

Billy McNeill joined Celtic in 1957. His career coincided with a period when the club dominated Scottish football. In 1967, Celtic became the first British club to win the European Cup, with a victory over Inter Milan in Lisbon. The team, managed by Jock Stein, went down in legend as the ‘Lisbon Lions’. McNeill, known as ‘Caesar’ to the fans, remained at Celtic until he retired in 1975. During his playing career, McNeill won 29 Scotland caps, nine league titles, and seven Scottish Cups. He managed Clyde, Aberdeen, Celtic (twice), Manchester City and Aston Villa.

Billy McNeill, MBE