If You Know The History – 20th June 1983 – Brian McClair signs for Celtic

After one season with Aston Villa, where he never made the first team, Brian McClair returned to Scotland, signing for Motherwell in 1981. During the next two seasons, the striker scored 15 goals in 40 games and caught the eye of more than one bigger club.

However, Billy McNeill made the first move, forking out £75,000 to bring Brian into Parkhead on this  day in 1983 ostensibly as a replacement for the Arsenal-bound Charlie Nicholas. It did not take Brian McClair long to show the goal-scoring form which Cesar had hoped he would demonstrate and he went on to score 120 goals in a 199-match Parkhead career before heading south to Manchester United.

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