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Tributes pour in after passing of Celtic legend Billy McNeill

1 month ago   |   By Team Talk

Tributes have poured in for Celtic's European Cup-winning captain and former manager Billy McNeill following his death at the age of 79.
As the leader of Jock Stein's famed Lisbon Lions, he became the first British player to ever hoist aloft the ‘trophy with the big ears' as he called it after the Hoops' victory over Inter Milan in May 1967.
McNeill also had two spells as boss at Parkhead and Celtic marked the importance of his place in the club's history books when in 2015 they erected a statue outside the stadium of him holding the European Cup.
His death was announced in a statement...
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Who was Billy McNeill, what was his cause of death and how old was the former Celtic player and manager?

Who was Billy McNeill, what was his cause of death and how old was the former Celtic player and manager?

1 month ago   |   By The Irish Sun


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Celtic FC's 'greatest ever captain' Billy McNeill dies aged 79

Celtic FC's 'greatest ever captain' Billy McNeill dies aged 79

1 month ago   |   By Wessexfm

Former Celtic captain Billy McNeill, the first British man to lift the European Cup, has died aged 79.
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Celtic legend Billy McNeill, first Briton to lift European Cup, dies aged 79

1 month ago   |   By ESPN FC

Billy McNeill served Celtic with distinction as both player and manager.
Billy McNeill, who as Celtic captain became the first British player to lift the European Cup, has died at the age of 79.
McNeill, who had suffered from dementia, captained Celtic's "Lisbon Lions" team to victory over Inter Milan in the 1967 final in Portugal and was a Scotland international.
His glittering career with Celtic saw him win a host of trophies, including nine consecutive Scottish league titles and seven Scottish Cups.
On their Twitter account, Celtic wrote: "The CelticFC Family is...
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Tributes paid after Celtic confirm death of ‘greatest ever captain'

1 month ago   |   By Football365

Former Celtic captain Billy McNeill has died at the age of 79, his family have announced.
McNeill, who played for Celtic his whole career, was captain of the famous ‘Lisbon Lions' side who won the European Cup in 1967 and he also went on to manage the club.
A statement from his children on the Celtic website read: “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our father Billy McNeill.
“He passed away late last night surrounded by his family and loved ones. He suffered from dementia for a number of years and fought bravely to the end, showing the strength and fortitude he always...
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Why was Billy McNeill called Cesar? Former Celtic captain has died aged 79

Why was Billy McNeill called Cesar? Former Celtic captain has died aged 79

1 month ago   |   By Metro

Billy McNeill is honoured with a statue outside Celtic Park
Celtic legend Billy McNeill has passed away at the age of 79 ‘surrounded by his family and love ones'.
The defender was the first British player ever to lift the European Cup, when he captained the legendary ‘Lisbon Lions' side to victory over Inter Milan in 1967.
McNeill only ever played for one club, racking up nearly 800 appearances for Celtic in all competitions.
He also went on to manage the Bhoys twice, wininng 13 league titles with the club as player and manager.
The remarkable defender was known as ‘Cesar' throughout his...
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'The epitome of everything that's good about Celtic': European Cup winning captain Billy McNeill passes away aged 79

'The epitome of everything that's good about Celtic': European Cup winning captain Billy McNeill passes away aged 79

1 month ago   |   By Belfast telegraph

The legendary Celtic player and manager Billy McNeill has been hailed as 'the epitome of everything that is good' about the club after passing away.
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Celtic's European Cup-winning captain Billy McNeill dies, aged 79

Celtic's European Cup-winning captain Billy McNeill dies, aged 79

1 month ago   |   By The Telegraph


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Billy McNeill, captain of Celtic's European Cup-winning team, dies aged 79

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

‘Lisbon Lion' was first British player to lift European Cup in 1967 Managed Celtic in two spells and played 29 times for Scotland Billy McNeill, the first British player to lift the European Cup as captain of the Celtic side that won the trophy in 1967, has died aged 79. McNeill's association with Celtic spanned more than 60 years and he managed the club in two spells. He played 486 times for the club from 1957 to 1975 as a defender, most famously for Jock Stein's “Lisbon Lions” when they defeated Internazionale 2-1 in the final of the European Cup.
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Celtic legend Billy McNeill passes away aged 79

Celtic legend Billy McNeill passes away aged 79

1 month ago   |   By Belfast telegraph

The legendary Celtic player and manager Billy McNeill has passed away, his family has announced.
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Former Celtic captain and manager Billy McNeill dies aged 79

Former Celtic captain and manager Billy McNeill dies aged 79

1 month ago   |   By Press and Journal

The legendary Celtic captain and manager Billy McNeill has died at the age of 79.
McNeill was the first British man to lift the European Cup when Celtic beat Inter Milan in 1967.
He also captained the club to nine successive titles.
He began his management career at Clyde, before spending one season at Aberdeen where he led the Dons to a second-placed finish in 1978, their best showing for six seasons.
In two spells as Celtic boss, he won four titles and four cups. He managed Manchester City and Aston Villa too.
McNeill had been suffering from dementia since 2010 and was unable to speak...
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Celtic legend Billy McNeill dies, aged 79

1 month ago   |   By Evening Telegraph

Celtic FC legend Billy McNeill has died, aged 79. The news comes two years after his family made public his long battle with dementia. McNeill has become the second Lisbon Lion to have passed following the death of Tommy Gemmell in March 2017.
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Celtic legend and ex-Man City and Aston Villa boss Billy McNeill dead aged 79 after brave battle against dementia

Celtic legend and ex-Man City and Aston Villa boss Billy McNeill dead aged 79 after brave battle against dementia

1 month ago   |   By The Irish Sun

CELTIC are mourning the death of their European Cup-winning captain Billy McNeill, who has died aged 79.
The former Scottish defender passed away surrounded by his family last night after a brave battle with Dementia.
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Former Celtic and Scotland defender Billy McNeill has died at the age of 79 after a battle with Dementia Kenny Ramsay - The Sun Glasgow
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Billy McNeill death: Legendary former Celtic captain and manager dies aged 79

1 month ago   |   By The Independent

Former Celtic captain and manager Billy McNeill has passed away aged 79, the club have confirmed.
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