Billy McNeill was a Scottish football player and manager. He was born on 2 March 1940 in Bellshill, Scotland. His full name was William McNeill. He had worked with the “The Celtic Football Club (Celtic F.C.)” around 60 years as a player, manager and club ambassador.
He was married to Liz Callaghan. She was a dancer on a TV reality show The White Heather Club in 1963. Both had five children and eight grand children.
Billy McNeill also tries his luck in the 2003 Scottish Parliament election. He was representing Scottish Senior Citizens Unity Party. In 2008, University of Glasgow gives him an honorary degree.
In 1967, he was the captained for the victory in European Cup for “Lisbon Lions”. He had won 31 major championships as a player and manager with Celtic.
In his senior career he played for Celtic as a Defender. He had played around 822 games over 18 seasons for the club. He holds the club record of most appearance player in the game for club. He was the captain of the club in their most successful era of the club in 1960 and 1970.
The club has won 9 consecutive Scottish league championships and 13 other major domestic trophies in this time. Billy McNeill also played for the Scotland team around 29 times.
Billy McNeill was the managerof The Celtic Football Club (Celtic F.C.) for the 9 seasons from 1978 to 1983 and 1987 to 1991. Club wins four Scottish league championships. He also managed others teams and clubs include Aberdeen, Clyde, Manchester City and Aston Villa.
In 2015, a statue was installed by the Celtic in Celtic Park. Billy McNeill statue holds aloft the European Cup.
Billy McNeill Death
On April 22 2019, Billy McNeill passed away at the age of 79. He was suffering from the dementia.
Billy McNeill Wiki Bio
|Full Name||William McNeill|
|Occupation||Scottish football player|
|DOB||2 March 1940|
|DOD||22 April 2019|
|Birth Place||Bellshill, Scotland|
Billy McNeill Educational Qualification
|University of Glasgow|
Billy McNeill Physical Stats Height & Weight
|Height (Approx)||In Centimeters: 185 CM|
In Meters: 1.85 M
In feet Inches: 6 Feet 1 inch
|Weight (Approx)||80 KG|
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Billy McNeill Children’s Name
|Both had five children named Libby, Paula, Susan, Carol and Martyn|
Billy McNeill Grand Children’s Name
|Both have eight Grandchildren’s|