Celtic legend and Lisbon Lion Jim Craig has shared a fantastic European Cup story on social media.
The Hoops hero told followers about how he met his future wife through the celebrations at Parkhead. He said a mutual need of “fresh air” brought the pair together at the front reception of the stadium.
Craig will continue to remember 1967 for more than one reason.
Jim Craig on meeting wife at Celtic Park after European Cup party
The 76-year-old right-back has been there, seen it and done it in his life.
A European Cup winning footballer with a stellar career and as a dentist. Craig is a man with a life time of stories to tell, but not everyone knew one particular tale about him.
Craig recalls on Twitter about how he happened to meet his future wife Elisabeth by chance at Celtic Park.
Met Elisabeth whilst taking a break for a breath of air from the wee reception held inside CP after the parade 3 times round the stadium atop a coal lorry, preceded by the tunes of the Coatbridge Accordion Band. She was also at the reception – and in need of air . 😊
— Jim Craig ⭐️ (@Cairney2) November 13, 2019
He said: “Met Elisabeth whilst taking a break for a breath of air from the wee reception held inside CP after the parade 3 times round the stadium atop a coal lorry preceded by the tunes of the Coatbridge Accordion Band. She was also at the reception – and in need of air.”
Who knows what would have happened had the Lions not lifted the big cup in Lisbon…
Lisbon Lions deserve even greater memorials at Parkhead
Three of the Lions will remain a permanent landmark outside Celtic Park. Jock Stein, Jimmy Johnstone and Billy McNeill have their own statues which show them at their best.
However, the club should go even further by honouring the whole team.
An idea would be to have face busts of all the players and the management team from Lisbon to go along the Celtic Way. It would make the walkway even more iconic and give fans a chance to commemorate each Lion.
You don’t need to tell a Celtic fan about what the Lions did for world football. Nevertheless, having them all honoured in this manner will show visitors that they are in the valley of legends.