Stevie Chalmers - scorer of Celtic's greatest ever goal - has passed away

By David Walton

April 29, 2019

The Celtic family has today been rocked by the news that Stevie Chalmers has passed away.

Chalmers famously scored the winner against Inter Milan back in 1967. But the Lisbon Lions would never have been possible had it not been for the Celtic great.

At 83 years of age, Chalmers passes away as Celtic’s fifth-highest ever goalscorer. It also comes just one week after the tragic passing of 1967 captain Billy McNeill.

It’s been a week that’s totally rocked the club inside-out. However, supporters have been passing on their tributes to the great Chalmers on Twitter this morning. Therefore, here’s a look at some of them:

He scored the goal any other player could only dream of

The memory for so many Celtic fans of Chalmers directing the ball into the net in Lisbon won’t be forgotten. For the younger generation like myself, we all know of its importance to the club and Scottish football.

Celtic released a statement this morning on his passing this morning:

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Stevie Chalmers, our loving father and devoted husband to Sadie. The Celtic legend was surrounded by family when he sadly passed away early this morning.

“In recent times Stevie endured the toughest of battles, but just as he approached every game in a green and white jersey, he tackled his long-term illness with much bravery and dignity.”

The Lisbon Lions couldn’t have done it without Chalmers (Central Press/Getty Images)

Chalmers was inducted into the Scottish Hall of Fame back in 2016. This subsequently came after a highly successful 12-year association with the Hoops as a player.

The former Hoops forward helped himself to six league titles, three Scottish Cups, and four League Cups. Bagging a total of 236 Celtic goals, his name will therefore forever be up there with the greatest of Celtic legends.

It’s been a simply horrible week for the club. With big Cesar’s passing just days ago to Chalmers’ this morning, the club really is in deep mourning.

We at 67HailHail send our very best wishes to the Chalmers family.