MOURNERS are being asked to wear green today as the 11.30am funeral of Lisbon Lion Stevie Chalmers takes place.
The man who scored the most important goal in the club’s history passed away last week at the age of 83, just seven days after his European Cup-winning captain Billy McNeill who died at the age of 79.
It was Chalmers, who was signed by the Hoops from Junior football, who netted the second goal against Inter Milan in the 2-1 triumph in the Portuguese capital on May 25 1967 as the Glasgow giants became the first UK club to conquer Europe.
The funeral mass will take place this morning at St. Mary’s Church in Calton, Glasgow.
Following the church service, the cortege will pass through the Celtic Way at approximately 12.45pm/1pm and onwards to a private family cremation.
The Chalmers family have asked those attending the funeral to wear something green in celebration of the player’s love of the club.
The family has requested family flowers only at the funeral. However, anyone wishing to make a donation to Alzheimer Scotland can do so at http://bit.ly/StevieChalmers.