If You Know The History – 5th November 1975 Celtic 3 Boavista 1 First time numbers on shirts

On this day in 1975, before a crowd of 37,000, Celtic ran out at Parkhead to face Boavista in a Cup-Winners’ Cup 2nd Round 2nd leg tie, having drawn 0-0 in Portugal in the first leg.

Peter Latchford was in goal; Danny McGrain was at right-back and converted winger Andy Lynch on the left;  Pat McCluskey and Roddy McDonald were paired up at centre-back.

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Roddy McDonald

The midfield was made up of Johannes Edvaldsson, Jackie McNamara and Tommy Callaghan, with George McCluskey, Dixie Deans and Kenny Dalglish up front.

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Tommy Callaghan

Dalglish got Celtic off to a good start, with a goal in 35 seconds. ‘Big Shuggy’ Edvaldsson made it 2-0 on the 20-minute mark and although Boavista pulled one back in 36 minutes, Dixie Deans raced through to score the goal which eased the fans fears. So, Celtic won 3-1 on the night, a match which went down in Celtic’s history as the first time numbers had been worn on the back of the players’ jerseys.

PS    The current capacities of the Dundee stadia are ;  Dens Park – 12,085 ; Tannadice – 14,223

PPS  Of the players listed in the Celtic team above, two of them produced sons who went on to play for Celtic. Which two?

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2 thoughts on “If You Know The History – 5th November 1975 Celtic 3 Boavista 1 First time numbers on shirts

  1. Aye watched highlights on the telly – think big peter saved a penalty in 1st leg from Alves.

    Jackie McNamara and Kenny Daglish both produced sons Jackie & Paul I think was Kenny’s lads name that played for Celtic.

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