|birthday||March 2, 1940|
|place of birth||Bellshill , Scotland|
|date of death||April 22, 2019|
|until 1957||Blantyre Victoria|
|Years||station||Games (goals) 1|
|1957-1975||Celtic Glasgow||486 (22)|
|Stations as a trainer|
|1 Only league games are given.|
He also led the Celtic team, which won the European Cup in 1967 , consequently became one of the Lisbon Lions and was the first British footballer to lift the European Cup into the sky. In 1975 he ended his playing career after playing for Celtic over 800 times. In the Scottish national team he had 29 appearances.
In the 1986/87 season he became one of the few coaches who had trained two relegated teams in the same season. He started the season with Manchester City but moved to Aston Villa in September 1986 . Both clubs were relegated this year.
In May 1987 he vacated the Aston Villa coaching chair for Graham Taylor after the team had arrived in the First Division table cellar. McNeill returned to Celtic.
In its first year back in Glasgow, the club celebrated its centenary and won the double, the Scottish Premier League and the Scottish Cup. In the following season he was able to defend the cup.
McNeill lived in Newton Mearns until his death in April 2019 . Most recently, he has recovered well from an injury-related leg surgery.
In February 2017 it was announced that McNeill had dementia and could no longer speak. He died on April 22, 2019 at the age of 79.
McNeill, nicknamed Cesar , is arguably the best captain in Celtic Glasgow's history . Its nickname goes back to the actor Cesar Romero , who played the driver of the getaway car in the movie Frankie and his cronies . McNeill was one of the few Celtic players who owned a car at the time.
As a player
- Scottish Champion (9): 1966 , 1967 , 1968 , 1969 , 1970 , 1971 , 1972 , 1973 , 1974
- Scottish Cup Winner (8): 1965 , 1967 , 1969 , 1971 , 1972 , 1974 , 1975
- Scottish League Cup (7): 1958 , 1966 , 1967 , 1968 , 1969 , 1970 , 1975
- European Champion Clubs' Cup 1966/67
- Scotland's Footballer of the Year : 1965
- Drybrough Cup (1): 1974
As a trainer
- Scottish Champion (4): 1979 , 1981 , 1982 , 1988
- Scottish Cup Winner (3): 1980 , 1988 , 1989
- Scottish League Cup : 1983
- Family of Billy McNeill confirm he has dementia. BBC, February 26, 2017, accessed February 27, 2017 .
- Billy McNeill: Former Celtic captain & manager dies aged 79.BBC , April 23, 2019, accessed April 23, 2019 .
- Celtic reveal Billy McNeill tribute statue. BBC Sport, December 19, 2015, accessed December 21, 2015 .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||McNeill, William|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||scottish soccer player and coach|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 2, 1940|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Bellshill|
|DATE OF DEATH||April 22, 2019|