One Celtic fan got a shock looking through a Lisbon film clip- seeing her gran waving the bhoys back into Celtic Park after their historic triumph.
Footage around the main event of 1967 is basically restricted to the coverage from BBC Scotland, STV and The Celtic Story but in the mid-sixties a few fans had started to use cine-cameras for family events.
After touching down at Glasgow Airport following their dramatic win in Lisbon the entire squad travelled across the city to show off their newly won trophy to the fans who had crammed into Celtic Park for an event that no one could have guessed at two years earlier.
Actually in tears right now, the lady waving is my nana and I’ve been searching for ages to find this footage ? I miss you so much nanny and I will always love you ?? my heart https://t.co/n8djTZqGaP pic.twitter.com/XBC6k9yfjz
— Witchy (@WitchyOfG21) October 11, 2021
Celtic Park was the epicentre of European football that year. After the trophy had been passed around Spain, Italy and Portugal a new era kicked in when an almost unknown team from Scotland claimed it playing a brand of football than fans across Europe identified with.
Jock Stein’s side transformed the game, within a decade the new look trophy had been won by clubs from England, Germany and Holland. The face of football had been changed but 54 years later there was a face in the crowd that one Celtic fan instantly recognised.