Scots soccer fan reveals unbelievable piece of 1967 European Cup ultimate memorabilia

A SCOTS soccer fan has revealed an unbelievable piece of Scottish footballing memorabilia – a signed programme from the 1967 European Cup ultimate.

Die-hard Celtic supporter John McCabe, 58, has the one-of-a-kind piece hanging on the wall at his residence in Glasgow.

The 55-year-old programme is roofed in signatures however not from Celtic’s Lisbon Lions – as an alternative from defeated Inter Milan footballers.

John’s dad met the Inter Milan group on the airport in Lisbon. Credit score: John McCabe

The match occurred at Estadio Nacional in Lisbon, Portugal, and noticed hundreds of Scots followers descend on the town to look at Celtic win the European Cup.

John’s dad, additionally named John, was an avid collector of matchday programmes and attended the well-known ultimate the place Celtic triumphed by two targets to 1.

This earned the facet from Parkhead the moniker ‘the Lisbon Lions’ as they fought so arduous to win the largest prize in European soccer.

John Snr ran into Inter Milan gamers on the Portuguese airport shortly after the sport and took out his programme.

Celtic Park
Celtic Park has a tribute to the Lisbon Lions on the stadium. Credit score: Deadline Information

The Italian giants confirmed nice sportsmanship and handed it round for the gamers to autograph.

The worn programme reads: “Lisboa 25 de Maio de 1967 Estadio Nacional.”

The picture of a solar has a soccer on the centre and beneath sits the European Cup with a snap of Lisbon within the center.

It additionally states that that is the twelfth European Cup ultimate and the programme value 5 Escudos which was roughly round 25p.

John Snr gave the prized possession to his son when he was a schoolboy and he has saved it protected ever since.

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Talking at present, John mentioned: “He was there at Lisbon and picked up programmes and had such a love for Celtic, he took me to video games from after I was four-years-old.

“He went to each Celtic recreation and by no means wished to overlook any of them.

“Once I was about 12 or 13 my dad gave his programmes to me in a field and I simply liked them. I lined my bed room wall with all of them.

“My dad obtained again to the airport and he ran into the Milan group and he couldn’t imagine it when Helenio Herrera signed the programme after which handed it to Sandro Mazzola.

“There are round 12 or 13 signatures on the programme and it’s a particular memento that I’ll by no means promote, to me it’s priceless and it fills me with delight each time I take a look at it.”