RIP Stevie Chalmers

Sadly this morning, Stevie Chalmers, the scorer of the most important goal in Scottish football ( along with another 235 goals for Celtic!), passed away at the age of 83.

Stevie had been unwell for a while but it was still sad news to hear that he has passed on to join Big Billy and the other Lions already playing in Paradise.

Stevies honours at Celtic include:

  • 4 league titles
  • 3 Scottish Cups
  • 4 League Cups
  • 1 European Cup

Our thoughts are with his family and we give thanks to Stevie for giving us all such wonderful memories and such inspiration.

We ask all readers to please post your thoughtful, compassionate, respectful comments below.

You’ll Never Walk Alone Stevie…





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Yoker Bhoy

What a sad few days. Stevie’s spectacular goalscoring record speaks for itself. A brilliant footballer and a wonderful person. You are another legend in our magnificent chronicles. RIP YNWA

D'Finnhein Mick

Stevie Chalmers,


Rob O'Keeffe

So sad.Stevie waited till the Captain Walked On and then it was time to stride out…..R.I.P. ….Legendary Celt and real gent….


God Has decided to have a super team on call, Thoughts to his family and prayers.

Loved his style and stance as a football player, what a sad time to be a supporter

rab wallace

Another of our Lions leaves us to follow his captain up the tunnel to eternal life.A gentleman, footballer, family man & legend.RIP Stevie.


Always felt that Stevie Chalmers wasn’t celebrated enough, he scored the winning goal, the goal of goals.
RIP Stevie Chalmers.



So sad to learn of Stevie’s passing, another Lisbon Lion Legend, my sincere condolences to Stevie’s family. God Bless you Stevie, you gave me and thousands of Celtic supporters like me, so many wonderful memories. Stevie Chalmers my hero RIP.


Fabulous player with an incredible record, I agree with Monti that his achievements have always ben somewhat downplayed.

Tam the tim

His goal in the 69 cup final showed how quick-thinking Stevie was. Instead of blasting the ball a wee dink over the keeper and it’s game over. Stevie was also a bit of a magician. He made all those huns disappear.
HH and RIP Stevie.


67 In the heat of Lisbon, The fans came in their thousands, To see the bhoy’s become CHAMPIONS. 28th September 1966. Celtic 2-0 F.C. Zurich. Gemmell, McBride. 5th October 1966. Zurich 0-3 Celtic. Gemmell 2, Chalmers. 30th November 1966. Nantes 1-3 Celtic. McBride, Lennox, Chalmers. 7th December 1966. Celtic 3-1 Nantes. Johnstone, Chalmers, Lennox 1st. March 1967. Vojvodina 1-0 Celtic. 8th March 1967. Celtic 2-0 Vojvodina. Chalmers, McNeill 90th. 12th April 1967. Celtic 3-1 Dukla Prague. Johnstone, Wallace 2. 25th April 1967. Dukla 0-0 Celtic. 25th May 1967. Internazionale 1-2. Celtic. Gemmell, Chalmers. Stevie Chalmers scored 5 goals in the… Read more »




Scorer of the goal that won the European Cup. That was legendary enough…add in the other 200+ Celtic goals and Stevie is right up there with the very best strikers Celtic has ever had.

A Garngad man who lived the dream.

Thanks for everything Stevie.

Kieran Gallagher

such awful news, so soon after Billy. RIP Stevie.

Owen M

Scorer of the most important goal in Celtics history, what a legend. Condolences to the Chalmers family.Rest in peace Stevie, thanks for the memories.


Not only a legend but a thorough gentleman RIP Stevie


My mam and dad met him and Cesar and said they were absolute gentlemen. Rest in Peace Stevie.

Honest hoops

May you rest in peace Stevie Chalmers and god bless to a true gentleman…Hail, Hail

Anthony Martin

So sad to hear this news. Loved watching Stevie with all the Lions. He was a great player with a tremendous heart. A product of the old Garngad, he cut the ribbon for the terrific street party after Martin O’Neill brought the title back to paradise.
Thoughts are with Stevie’s family and friends. Hail Hail.
You will never walk alone.


There should be a statue on the Celtic way for EVERY Lisbon lion, this group of men will NEVER be bettered, so give each & every one of them their statue, their rightful place….



My dream as a kid was to play for Celtic & Scotland, to score the winning goal against rangers & England.

Stevie Chalmers scored the biggest goal in our history….imagine how he must have felt when the ball arrived at his right foot in Lisbon, what would we all give to score that goal for Celtic?

God bless you & your family Stevie.

RIP Lion

So sad. Thanks for the memories. RIP.

Possil joe

Rip stevie god bless you and your family another sad day for world football x

Jimmy Farrelly

Greatly Privileged to have saw most of his goals including the Big one in Lisbon like so many others he found his mojo when Big Jock moved him from a winger into the centre of attack scary pace and incredible workrate an unsung hero until 25th May 67 R.I.P.


Sad news indeed its a sign that myself is getting older too quickly. The players I simply rew up with and adore getting smaller as the years pass us by. Cherish them that remain and pray for those sadly gone that they will be at peace now. Cheering us on and giving us that little help like Billy did on Saturday when we need them the most. God Bless and keep you Stevie go and enjoy your pack of lions in heaven and rest in peace. Thank you for everything we would only he another club if it wasn’t for… Read more »


Thank you Fergus for giving us the Lions back they were shunned for so long by the old board.
You gave them back to us and made sure they got their rightful place in paradise.


Could you please un-moderate my tribute to Stevie. Ta.


I can’t say any better than the above. One of my and our heroes.
Great man, great player, great goal. The heart of Celtic.
Thanks for the memories! RIP
If you know our history…


Mon Noo Da, I promise to be good and can I have a puppy?


I agree with the post about a statue to each of the Lisbon Lions on the Celtic way.


I would have one statue of the team not one for each. With all the trophies they one in that glorious season. Now that would be some sight.

Salad queen

I was privileged to meet big Billy and stevie a few times and they were great credit to the celtic family.

Condolences to the Chalmers Family and Friends.

Requiescat in pace Stevie Chalmers.


Agree to both a Lisbon Lions team statue and a special one for McGrory.


We would say he had ‘blistering pace’ today. Anyone else recall just how fast Stevie could run?
We’re losing all the Lions.
Murdoch 2001
Simpson 2004
Jinky 2006
Tommy Gemmell 2017
Billy 2019
Stevie Chalmers 2019
I’d also forgotten that Stevie had been given 3 days to live with TB when he was 20.
TB and polio were the two big killers when I was a youngster.
The Lions were all about ten years old than me.


Devoy, I think it was meningitis that the Rangers supporter doctor/surgeon saved Stevie from with a relatively new treatment. Apparently they became good friends afterwards. I’ve a feeling I read about it in another player’s autobiography but not sure. I remember Stevie being discussed by older members of my family as in every picture of a goalmouth incident involving The Celts in The Citizen/Times, Stevie was always there. If not scoring then waiting for any loose ball. Being 4th top scorer for Celtic says a lot and I read a wee article by Brian McClair who said Stevie was a… Read more »

I believe the episode of meningitis and the friendship with the doctor was in Willie Wallaces’ biography published a couple of years ago. I read that Chalmers used to practice that style of goal – redirecting shots. Also re the Lisbon Lions there is a strange story of John Fallon only recieving his original medal within the past month. Joe Mcbride also was a major part of the 66/67 early rounds of the big cup. So if we are having a shout about statues I say include Fallon, Mcbride and Gallacher!
RIP Stevie Chalmers
RIP Billy McNiell

Stevie Chalmers scored the greatest goal in the club’s history. Did he milk it ? Not one bit. Never once heard or read about him bragging, and if anyone had a right to brag….

RIP Stevie. What a 6 a side team Paradise has noo!

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