Newsreel footage from the 1954 Scottish Cup Final – Celtic v Aberdeen

ImageIt is sixty years ago this month and 134,000 fans watch Celtic slug it out with Aberdeen to try and achieve only the 4th League and Cup Double in the club’s history. 

The first image from the Pathe footage is of Jock Stein, the Celtic captain, taking part in the coin toss.  In just under three minutes we see some of Celtic’s finest players in action:  Tully, Fernie, Peacock, Mochan, goalkeeper Johnny Bonnar, Fallon and Evans

(Best viewed in pop-out full screen view)


Ultimately the glory belonged to Celtic and especially Sean Fallon who scored the winner:




After the match captain Stein and his men took to the roof of the bus to celebrate on their way back from Hampden: 



The players and manager Jimmy McGrory proudly pose with the Scottish Cup, the 17th time it had been won by Celtic.  The two men sitting either side of the cup would go on to lead the club to their greatest era ever starting just over a decade later. 




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