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Billy McNeill

Billy McNeill

Date of Birth: March 2, 1940 (age 74)

Appearances: 29

Goals: 3

Yellow Cards: 1

Red Cards: 0

Biography

Billy MacNeill was signed as a defender by Celtic from nearby junior team, Blantyre Victoria, in 1957. As captain he won nine Scottish League Championships, seven Scottish Cups, and six Scottish League Cups. He also led the team to victory in the European Cup in 1967, as part of the Lisbon Lions, and was the first British footballer to hold aloft the European Cup. He retired as a player in 1975 after 790 appearances for Celtic, in which he played every minute, never having been substituted.

 

Billy won 29 caps for Scotland, although the first was one to forget- a 9-3 defeat to the Auld Enemy at Wembley Stadium. Billy did go on to play in many classic Scotland victories but unfortunately never made a Finals.

British International Championship
Date Home Team - Score - Away Team Goals Cards
27 May 1972 SCOTLAND   0 - 1   ENGLAND  
24 May 1972 SCOTLAND   1 - 0   WALES  
20 May 1972 SCOTLAND   2 - 0   NORTHERN IRELAND  
10 May 1969 ENGLAND   4 - 1   SCOTLAND  
03 May 1969 WALES   3 - 5   SCOTLAND
02 Oct 1965 NORTHERN IRELAND   3 - 2   SCOTLAND  
10 Apr 1965 ENGLAND   2 - 2   SCOTLAND  
11 Apr 1964 SCOTLAND   1 - 0   ENGLAND  
20 Nov 1963 SCOTLAND   2 - 1   WALES  
14 Apr 1962 SCOTLAND   2 - 0   ENGLAND  
07 Oct 1961 NORTHERN IRELAND   1 - 6   SCOTLAND  
15 Apr 1961 ENGLAND   9 - 3   SCOTLAND  
F.I.F.A. World Cup Qualifier
Date Home Team - Score - Away Team Goals Cards
22 Oct 1969 GERMANY (WEST)   3 - 2   SCOTLAND  
17 May 1969 SCOTLAND   8 - 0   CYPRUS
11 Dec 1968 CYPRUS   0 - 5   SCOTLAND  
13 Oct 1965 SCOTLAND   1 - 2   POLAND
27 May 1965 FINLAND   1 - 2   SCOTLAND  
23 May 1965 POLAND   1 - 1   SCOTLAND  
26 Sep 1961 SCOTLAND   3 - 2   CZECHOSLOVAKIA  
14 May 1961 CZECHOSLOVAKIA   4 - 0   SCOTLAND  
07 May 1961 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND   0 - 3   SCOTLAND  
03 May 1961 SCOTLAND   4 - 1   REPUBLIC OF IRELAND  
International Challenge Match
Date Home Team - Score - Away Team Goals Cards
10 May 1967 SCOTLAND   0 - 2   USSR  
08 May 1965 SCOTLAND   0 - 0   SPAIN  
12 May 1964 GERMANY (WEST)   2 - 2   SCOTLAND  
13 Jun 1963 SPAIN   2 - 6   SCOTLAND  
09 Jun 1963 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND   1 - 0   SCOTLAND  
02 May 1962 SCOTLAND   2 - 3   URUGUAY  
U.E.F.A. European Championship Qualifier
Date Home Team - Score - Away Team Goals Cards
24 Feb 1968 SCOTLAND   1 - 1   ENGLAND  
Team Captain Goal Yellow Card Red Card
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