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Celtic saddened by O'Neill's death

Published: Thursday 28 April 2011, 14.12CET
Celtic FC are mourning the death of former player Willie O'Neill, a member of the 'Lisbon Lions' side that won the 1967 European Champion Clubs' Cup, who has passed away at the age of 70.
Celtic saddened by O'Neill's death
Willie O'Neill (top left) pictured with Celtic in 1967 ©UEFA.com
Published: Thursday 28 April 2011, 14.12CET

Celtic saddened by O'Neill's death

Celtic FC are mourning the death of former player Willie O'Neill, a member of the 'Lisbon Lions' side that won the 1967 European Champion Clubs' Cup, who has passed away at the age of 70.

Celtic FC are mourning the death of former player Willie O'Neill who has passed away at the age of 70.

O'Neill was a member of Jock Stein's famous 'Lisbon Lions' side who became the first British club to lift the European Champion Clubs' Cup in 1967 when they defeated FC Internazionale Milano 2-1 in the Portuguese capital. The full-back made 86 appearances for the Hoops between 1961 and 1969, 32 of which came in the 1966/67 season when Stein's side won every competition they entered.

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