Jock Stein, CBE

(B.1922 - D.1985)
Football
Inducted in 2002

Jock Stein’s playing career with Albion Rovers, Llanelli and Celtic was unremarkable. His career as a manager was different. Stein initially coached Celtic reserves. He moved to revitalise the fortunes of Dunfermline Athletic and Hibernian and returned to Celtic in 1965. Celtic enjoyed a glorious spell under Stein. They dominated in Scotland, winning nine league titles in a row from 1965 to 1974. They were also successful in Europe – in 1967 they became the first British club to lift the European Cup. Stein’s 61-match career as the Scotland manager came to a tragic end in Cardiff in 1985. He died at the end of Scotland's World Cup Qualifying victory against Wales, ensuring the Scottish team’s qualification for the 1986 World Cup.

Jock Stein, CBE