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With Willie Wallace

Willie Wallace recalls
a memorable Celtic career

By TOM ENGLISH Published on 02/06/2013 00:00 Scotsman.com Willie Wallace is reaching for his glasses to look at a picture of the day he was stripped half-naked in Lisbon by a gang of Portuguese souvenir hunters. Aye, that’s the one, he says, pointing to the cover of...

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About Willie Wallace

OLIVE and Willie Wallace celebrated 51 years of marriage on 2 April, 2013. They first met when Willie was playing for Kilsyth Rangers and Olive was collecting the gate money. Both were frequent visitors to a local café where Willie went after training – and their...

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Celtic: Facts and Figures

Willie Wallace joined Celtic on 6 December, 1966 Number of appearances (goals scored in brackets): Abbreviations: L = League; LC = League Cup; SC = Scottish Cup; EU = European competitions; S = Appearances as a substitute. Wallace also played in all three matches in...

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Quotes #3

Quotes from Heart of a Lion Chapter Three ‘William Wallace Meets Rob Roy’ "I signed on 28 January, 1958, and the connection with Stenhousemuir … came through their one and only scout. Unfortunately, I never did meet the man who gave my career this significant boost...

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Quotes #2

Quotes from Heart of a Lion Chapter Two ‘No Great Expectations’ "You could safely bet now, in these days of multi-million-dollar teams assembled from all over the world, that the European Cup will never again be lifted by a bunch of players not just from the same...

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Quotes #1

Quotes from Heart of a Lion Chapter One 'Seventeen Days, Five Games; One Golden Spell' "Those two second-half goals – made all the more special by it being my European debut for Celtic and my daughter’s birthday – gave us a 3–1 win. It was just a fantastic...

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Heart of Midlothian: Facts and Figures

Willie Wallace joined Heart of Midlothian on 25 April, 1961 Number of appearances (goals scored in brackets): Abbreviations: L = League; LC = League Cup; SC = Scottish Cup; EU = European competitions. Wallace had the following record in the Summer Cup: ▪  1963–64: 6...

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