IN addition to the events taking place in Glasgow, Celtic FC Foundation are delighted to announce a unique London event, to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Celtic’s majestic European Cup triumph in Lisbon. A celebration of the Lisbon Lions – the irreplaceable Jock Stein and his team of legends.
The one-of-a-kind fundraiser – Lisbon Lions London – will take place on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in the Great Room of the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane.
On May 25, 1967 a group of Bhoys born within a 30-mile radius of Celtic Park defeated Italian giants Inter Milan 2-1, to lift the magnificent European Cup. They roared in the tunnel, they savaged Inter on the pitch.
The setting was Lisbon’s Estadio Nacional. In an impossible romance, the Celtic team stole a kiss of the trophy before any English side, seven years before a German team and a quarter of a century before Barcelona.
It will commence at 5.30pm when guests will have the opportunity to relive the match highlights – in the company of some of the Lions – in celebration of the greatest achievement in our illustrious history.
The Gala will also include a Q&A session with the Lisbon Lions, premium live entertainment, a galaxy of special guests from the worlds of sport music and entertainment, auction, silent auction, prize draw and three-course meal.
All funds raised on the night will support the work of Celtic FC Foundation – primarily in Glasgow and London – which aims to improve Health, promote Equality, encourage Learning and tackle Poverty.
Lisbon Lions London will be hosted by the irrepressible Eddie Jordan. A lifelong Celtic fan and a major supporter of the work of the Celtic FC Foundation.
Eddie said: “It’s a great honour to have been asked to play a role in this event. We will commemorate and celebrate in equal measure as only Celtic fans know how. We have a wonderful bill of entertainment lined up for the event, so watch this space for the news as excitement builds towards the big night.”
A number of packages are now on sale to supporters, on a first come, first served basis, and further details are available by calling 0141 551 4262 or emailing [email protected]
The year 1967 means so much to the Celtic Family. It was the extraordinary triumph of a club formed for the maintenance of dinner tables for the children and the unemployed. In short, an institution created to provide meals for the poor.
The memories of that historic day ensure the true glory and the joy live on in the collective soul of the Celtic support. The briefest mention of Lisbon inspires a mixture of wonder, gratitude and abiding joy.
Lisbon. 1967. Jock Stein. The Lions. The experience of a lifetime and the greatest achievement in world football.