PROJECTBilly McNeill, Captain of Celtic ‘Lisbon Lions’
Billy McNeill, Captain of Celtic ‘Lisbon Lions’
Lifesize bronze statue of Billy McNeill, Celtic FC, sited in his birthplace town of Bellshill, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
The second Billy McNeill bronze statue, created by John McKenna Sculptor at his studio in Ayrshire, the statue was commissioned by ardent Celtic fans and is now installed at Bellshill, where McNeill was born.
The statue celebrates the moment when Billy McNeill walked out onto the pitch, leading his team to play at the the European cup final Estádio Nacional in Lisbon, Portugal
This is the second bronze statue to the great man, who well deserved this honour.
Photographs of claywork in McKenna’s studio
The statue cast in bronze.
The McNeill family unveiling the statue at Bellshill.