If You Know The History: 29th April 1967 SC Final Celtic Aberdeen 0

29th April 1967 SC Final Celtic Aberdeen 0

On this day at Hampden Park back in 1967, we ran out to face Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup final. By that time, the League Cup was already in the trophy cabinet alongside the Glasgow Cup, we were top of the table with three matches left and only three days before, we had reached the final of the European Cup by disposing of Dukla Prague. So, like every Celtic fan throughout the world, the players were dreaming of a clean sweep of trophies and were working hard to make it happen.

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Without the presence of their manager Eddie Turnbull – sidelined with illness – Aberdeen set out to play cautiously, trying to hold Celtic at bay rather than attacking. This played into our hands and we got two excellent goals from Willie Wallace on either side of half-time to pick up the trophy. The Celtic contingent in the crowd of 126,102 were delighted; three trophies were already in the cabinet and there were another two to play for. What more could you want?

Jim Craig

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