Celtic FC family say farewell to the legendary striker Stevie Chalmers

Days after securing the Scottish league title the Celtic Family said an emotional final farewell to legendary striker Stevie Chalmers, the scorer of Celtic’s most relevant goal in the European cup final, who passed away last week at the age of 83.

The Funeral Requiem Mass was held at Saint Mary’s Church, Calton, the same parish out of which Special One Football Club Celtic Football Club was founded on November 6, 1887.

As the club has reported on its website, today “in a packed church Stevie’s family and friends gathered to mourn the loss of, and to remember a great man. Celtic directors and staff were in attendance, as was Neil Lennon and the Celtic first-team squad. Many supporters joined fellow mourners inside the church, and special mention was paid to Stevie’s team-mate and captain Billy McNeill, whose funeral was held at St Aloysius’ Church in Glasgow last Friday.”

Most of the Lisbon Lions who made history along with Stevie by winning the actual UEFA Champions League in 1967 -John Clark, Bertie Auld, Jim Craig, Bobby Lennox, John Fallon, John Hughes and Charlie Gallagher- have attended the last goodbye to Stevie, one of the greatest Celtic FC players ever.

There were also many Celtic legends in attendance, most notably Billy’s friends and fellow Lisbon Lions, John Clark, Bertie Auld, Jim Craig, Bobby Lennox, John Fallon, John Hughes and Charlie Gallagher.

There were many other names from the Celtic family and the world football in attendance to pay their respects, including Martin O’Neill, Sir Alex Ferguson and former Rangers goalkeeper Peter McCloy.

During the Homily Stevie’s outstanding career has been recalled as Celtic supporters saw him score 231 goals in 406 appearances for the club, to become its fourth highest scorer of all-time.

Thousand of fans make a warm applause for Stevie Chalmers

The club reported that away from the churchcthousands of supporters waited respectfully at Celtic Park, and “there was warm applause as the funeral cortege made its way down the Celtic Way.”

Stevie Chalmers was not only the man who scored the matchwinner on the historic noght in Lisbon on May 25, 1967, but he was a very talented striker and a faithful servant to the Celtic cause when difficult times came up. Beyond that, of course, he hit the winner in the 1967 European Cup against Internazionale in which Celtic FC became Champions of Europe for the first time.

It has been the right moment to Lisbon Lion legend Stevie Chalmers final farewell. He will never walk alone as he will always be in our memory. Our thoughts and prayers are with Stevie’s family and Special One Football Club Celtic FC at this truly affliction moment.