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  1. The Battered Bunnet on

    By: Newsroom Staff on 29 Apr, 2019 08:51

     

     

    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 (Monday, April 29).

     

     

    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.

     

     

    Stevie, first and foremost, was a family man to his loving wife Sadie; their children, Stephen, Carol, Paul, Ann, Martin, Clare, grandchildren, great grandchildren and wider family members.

     

     

    He was also part of a wider family and community. His place in history is assured as one of the famous Lisbon Lions who lifted the European Cup for Celtic in 1967 when Stevie scored the winning goal to defeat Inter Milan 2-1 in Portugal. He felt honoured and privileged to have played alongside the Lisbon Lions, and this camaraderie and friendship carried on long after their playing days as the team became lifelong friends.

     

     

    Celtic was an integral part of Stevie’s life and he devoted much of his career to the famous Glasgow club. He was adored by Celtic supporters in Scotland and around the world, especially for his passion, loyalty and integrity. He felt humbled and honoured when inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame in 2016.

     

     

    Stevie was a role model for all, especially to his children growing up. In later years, he doted on his grandchildren and they, too, were a great source of love and laughter for Stevie.

     

     

    In such times of sadness, we must celebrate a life lived to the full. As a family we ask that you remember Stevie with love and affection and take pleasure when recalling the many wonderful times he and his team-mates gave to us all through their wonderful skills on the pitch.

     

     

    A true gentleman, who will be sadly missed by so many, but will never be forgotten… The legend lives on.

  2. 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 (Monday, April 29).

     

     

    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.

     

     

    Stevie, first and foremost, was a family man to his loving wife Sadie; their children, Stephen, Carol, Paul, Ann, Martin, Clare, grandchildren, great grandchildren and wider family members.

     

     

    He was also part of a wider family and community. His place in history is assured as one of the famous Lisbon Lions who lifted the European Cup for Celtic in 1967 when Stevie scored the winning goal to defeat Inter Milan 2-1 in Portugal. He felt honoured and privileged to have played alongside the Lisbon Lions, and this camaraderie and friendship carried on long after their playing days as the team became lifelong friends.

     

    Celtic was an integral part of Stevie’s life and he devoted much of his career to the famous Glasgow club. He was adored by Celtic supporters in Scotland and around the world, especially for his passion, loyalty and integrity. He felt humbled and honoured when inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame in 2016.

     

     

    Stevie was a role model for all, especially to his children growing up. In later years, he doted on his grandchildren and they, too, were a great source of love and laughter for Stevie.

     

     

    In such times of sadness, we must celebrate a life lived to the full. As a family we ask that you remember Stevie with love and affection and take pleasure when recalling the many wonderful times he and his team-mates gave to us all through their wonderful skills on the pitch.

     

     

    A true gentleman, who will be sadly missed by so many, but will never be forgotten… The legend lives on.

  3. garygillespieshamstring on

    That is terrible news.

     

    My all time favourite plare.

     

    My first ever Celtic autgraph.

  4. HuntlyBhoy

     

     

    Did you see Aberdeen yesterday? They were absolutely dire. Considine will also be missing because of his red card. McClennan looked as though he pulled his hamstring. I would say they have more to worry about than them. Our Bhoys will want to get the job done before Ibrox.

  5. another lion passes, cant believe it, you will always be remembered stevie for that goal . may you rest peace.

  6. Can the week get any worse for those close to the Lisbon Lions and the remaining members of our greatest ever team.

     

     

    Your Goal, the greatest goal ever scored by a Celt, will live with us forever and cements your legendary status in all our hearts.

     

     

    God bless.

     

     

    Hail Hail!

  7. Another Lisbon Lion sadly passes, so soon after Billy McNeill. That’s some fitba team their assembling up there.

     

     

    God Bless Stevie Chalmers scorer of the most famous goal in Celtics history. R.I.P.

  8. Not only have we lost two Celtic greats this week but I have just read back to find out out we lost a CQN great.

     

     

    You will be sadly Stephen MA&H. Sleep well my friend.

     

     

    Thoughts and prayers go out to your family buddy.

     

     

    MWD

  9. And now we’ve lost Stevie Chalmers.

     

     

    I still remember the thrill I got when I answered the phone in our house one day after school in 1977 and it was Stevie Chalmers asking to speak to my Dad.

     

     

    My Dad was on the committee of the Irish Social Club (The Tara Club) in Edinburgh at the time and he had arranged for Celtic Cine Films to come thru and set up a viewing for the members.

     

    I’m not normally stuck for words but I was seriously tongue-tied on that call.

     

     

    Stevie came thru with the Cine Film Team and it was a great night – we watched highlights of the Lisbon game, the Hampden game v Leeds, the 6-1 SCF v Hibs and the 4-0 SCF hammering of the huns in ’69 (in which Stevie supplied the 4th nail in their coffin). In these days there was no avenue to watch previous great Celtic games so this was fantastic, and Stevie was brilliant – what a humble man given his enormity of his achievements.

     

     

    Rest easy, Celtic Legend.

  10. Stevie Chalmers – another good man that we have lost. Condolences to his family especially and to his friends and the Celtic family.

     

     

    Also a very good golfer who was club champion several times at Cawder in Bishopbriggs where I played for a few years. No airs and graces about him, just a normal guy in the clubhouse.

     

     

    I have just been told that the players wearing numbers 7 and 10 scored in Celtic’s fist game after Jimmy and Tommy died and now we have Jozo following Billy. Time for Leigh Griffiths to return?

  11. Thoughts and prayers with Stevie, his family and friends.

     

    God Bless him, may he rest in peace.

     

    Another of our Lions gone, so sad.

  12. weebobbycollins on

    I chatted with John Clark recently. He told me Stevie was very poorly, so I half expected this news. However, when it comes it’s still a sad shock, especially so very soon after big Billy.

     

    Another wee bit of me dies…RIP Stevie…

  13. My friends in Celtic,

     

     

    Another real legend gone. RIP Steve Chalmers.

     

     

    I see the bookies are slashing the odds on Jose Mourinho getting the Celtic gig.

     

    Too far fetched; maybe, but maybe not.

     

    He always has two good years which would undoubtedly deliver us 10.

     

    He doesn’t need the money and has previously expressed admiration for Celtic and her supporters.

     

     

    A new challenge for him may, just maybe appeal to him.

     

    NFL would almost certainly work under such a manager. In fact he could be Jose’s hands on deputy.

     

     

    With such focus now on what happened in Portugal all these years ago in the heat of Lisbon; maybe the stars are aligning.

     

     

    What better way to remember our greatest football feat in Portugal than to have a Portuguese manager to deliver us 10.

     

     

    Did we ever think we could attract an out of work manager of Brendan Rodgers stature ?

     

     

    HH to all, the journey continues.