The Winning Goal in Lisbon

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 If there is a goal, that everyone remembers
It was in the month of May, back in 1967,
We hung out our windows, waving flags and banners
As God could be heard, celebrating in heaven.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The winning goal was scored by Stevie Chalmers
As Lisbon became a sea of green & white,
Inter Milan, they returned home to Italy
As Celtic songs rang throughout the night.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Mothers dressed their children up in Celtic colours
While fathers returned home from the pub,
By the tenement close, they danced around the pavement,
Heralding the name of Celtic Football Club.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Thousands made their way over to Parkhead
WHere a lap of honor was done on a flat bed truck,
While the accordion band led the procession,
Each Celtic player held high, the European Cup.


May’25th 1967 – May’25th 2007
This year is the 40th Anniversary of Celtic Football Club winning the European Cup in Lisbon, Portugal winning 2-1 over Inter Milan.

To the memory of
Jock Stein, Ronnie Simpson, Bobby Murdoch & Jimmy Johnstone – Lisbon Lions who are no longer with us, but they shall live forever within our emerald hearts.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/the-winning-goal-in-lisbon/