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Stevie Chalmers - Rest In Peace

Discussion in 'The Lisbon Lions' started by Valhalla, Apr 29, 2019.

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  1. Sonic Reducer Gold Member Gold Member

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    4485E340-E937-487D-8B65-D6F6125C4744.jpeg My dad with Stevie and Danny after the Scottish Cup Final ..not sure which one.
     
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  3. Padmill It's been a while...

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    Not sure which one yer da is?
     
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    HE sad passing of Stevie Chalmers earlier this weekmarked another huge blow to the Celtic Family and to world football. It was, of course, the forward’s goal which saw the Hoops beat Inter Milan 2-1 on May 25, 1967 to win the European Cup.

    And his friend and fellow Lisbon Lion, John Clark, said the news of Stevie’s passing was doubly hard to take, having lost another Celtic legend in Billy McNeill last week.

    Despite the shock that follows bereavement, Clark is nonetheless determined to remember a friend, a good man, a prolific striker and a club legend.

    “Although Stevie was ill for some time, it was still a real blow when I first heard the news,” said John Clark. “With Stevie, I think it was especially shocking because your mind is still there with Billy. But it’s really hard for the family, for his wife Sadie and the Chalmers family. It’s a real blow and a real shock.

    “When you think of everything that makes someone a good guy, that was Stevie. He was also a great golfer, and I genuinely believe if he hadn’t become a footballer, there was a career in there for him in golf. He’s very articulate, and he was very precise in everything he done.”

    Clark stressed that despite the Lisbon Lions’ success, he and his team-mates came from working class backgrounds and have maintained that level of humility ever since. He described Stevie as a hugely-talented striker who excelled under the guidance of Jock Stein.

    As for Stevie’s Lisbon winner, Clark never tires of reliving the goal in conversation. He added: “You cannot forget that goal, it’s as simple as that. It was a typical, off-the-cuff striker’s goal. Stevie was alert, he was sharp, he was fast, and you we’d spent time practicing that sort of move at training. We knew that if you played balls from wide positions, getting bodies into the box could result in a goal.

    “The best thing about a goalscorer like Stevie is that they’re always alert. That’s what makes them good forwards, and that’s what made Stevie such a special player.

    “Look at last weekend, too - our number five, Jozo Simunovic, scored a header that Billy himself would have been proud of, on the 67th minute. I think the big man must have some pull upstairs! Both Billy and Stevie are such a huge part of Celtic’s history, they’ll never be forgotten. They’re in the history books forever, and they’re part of the club’s greatest history.”
     
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    The story about Stevie ending up the hospital in 55
     
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    I met his son Paul after mass (Lady of Lourdes) when he lived in Swansea, never met his legendary Dad. RIP to one of the best
     
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    RIP Stevie. Thanks for not just scoring the most important goal in our history but also being a great goalscorer for us as well and good man.
     
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    PLEASE note, Stevie’s family have informed the Club of the following funeral arrangements:

    The Funeral Mass will take place at 11.30am on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at St. Mary’s Church, Calton, Glasgow (G40 2DQ). Following the Church service, the cortege will pass through the Celtic Way at approximately 12.45-1pm and onwards to a private family Cremation.

    The Chalmers family would be delighted if those attending the funeral wear something green, in celebration of Stevie’s connection to the Club.

    The family have, with respect, requested family flowers only at the funeral. However, anyone wishing to make a donation to Alzheimer Scotland would be very welcome. This can be made at the following link: http://bit.ly/StevieChalmers
     
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    Archbishop Tartaglia: “My friends we are gathered here in great number at St Mary’s, a church connected with the origins of Glasgow Celtic Football Club, we are here to offer funeral mass for Stevie Chalmers, one of the club’s most famous players.”

    “I offer our sympathies too to the Celtic family... he was of course one of the incomparable Lisbon Lions who won the European Cup. Stevie had the tremendous distinction of scoring the winning goal.”

    Stevie’s family say his priorities in life we his faith, family and football. That is surely a fitting legacy.”
     
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