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Jock Stein (1922-1985)

Jock Stein (1922-1985)

Football manager

Jock Stein played for several teams including Celtic before going into management in 1960. He returned to Glasgow to take charge of Celtic in 1965 and led the club to 10 league championships (including nine in succession between 1966 and 1974), nine Scottish cups and six league cups. The pinnacle of his career was Celtic's European Cup victory over Inter Milan in Lisbon on 25 May 1967 - the team became known as the 'Lisbon Lions'. After a spell at Leeds United, he became manager of the Scottish national team, leading them to the 1982 World Cup in Spain. On 10 September 1985, while watching Scotland secure a play-off place for the 1986 World Cup in Cardiff, he suffered a heart attack and died at the stadium.

Birth in 1922

John Stein was born on 5 October 1922, the son of George Stein, miner and Jane Armstrong. The entry in the statutory register for the district of Hamilton in Lanarkshire gives his place of birth as 339 Glasgow Road. 

Birth entry for Jock Stein

Birth entry for Jock Stein (25 KB jpeg)
National Records of Scotland, 1922/647/1046

Marriage in 1946

John Stein, colliery oncostman, married Jeanie Tonner MacAuley, creamery worker, on 3 October 1946. The entry in the statutory register for the district of Hamilton gives the place of marriage as the Gilmour Memorial Church Manse.

National Records of Scotland, 1946/647/323