Jim Craig - Club Ambassador

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    James Philip Craig (born 30 April 1943 in Glasgow)[1] is a Scottish former footballer, who played as a right back. Most closely associated with Celtic, he was a member of their Lisbon Lions side which won the 1967 European Cup.

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    CELTIC Football Club is delighted to announce that it has named Lisbon Lion Jim Craig as a new Club Ambassador. Jim, who will join other Celtic legends Davie Hay, Tom Boyd and Roy Aitken as a Club Ambassador, will represent the Club across a range of activities.

    Jim was part of the most famous team in the club’s history, one of the legendary Lisbon Lions who made football history when they won the European Cup in 1967 with a 2-1 victory over Inter Milan. The captain of that team, Billy McNeill, was the very first Club Ambassador.

    Jim, who joined Celtic while studying for his dentistry degree, made 209 appearances and scored six goals during seven years with the club.

    He made his debut in October 1965 in a European Cup-Winners’ Cup tie against Dutch side, Go Ahead Deventer, while his final game in the Hoops was the 1972 Scottish Cup final, when Celtic beat Hibernian 6-1.

    He won seven league titles, four Scottish Cups and four League Cups, as well as the famous European Cup triumph.

    After hanging up his boots in 1975, Jim took up dentistry on a full-time basis while enjoying a successful media career over many years. And throughout that time, he and his fellow Lisbon Lions have been much-loved by their fellow Celtic fans for everything they have done for the Club.

    Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said: “We are delighted that Jim has accepted our invitation to become a Celtic Ambassador. He has made such a tremendous contribution to the Club, both during his playing career as part of Jock Stein’s legendary side, and in the years since, along with his fellow Lisbon Lions.

    “Jim is a figure who commands huge respect in football, and particularly amongst our support, and we know he will be a fantastic Ambassador for Celtic.”

    Jim Craig said: “It is a tremendous honour for me to be asked to become a Club Ambassador, and I want to thank the Club for making this gesture.

    “I’m delighted to be joining my fellow Ambassadors, Davie Hay, Roy Aitken and Tom Boyd in representing the Club, and I’m honoured to be following my friend and fellow team-mate, Billy McNeill, who was Celtic’s first Ambassador.

    “I know that, wherever I and my fellow Lisbon Lions, have gone, we have always been given the warmest of welcomes from the Celtic supporters, and it’s something we’ve always appreciated.

    “It is very humbling to be recognised in this way and I am looking forward to representing and serving the Club in any way I can.”
     
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    Legend.
     
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