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John (Jock) Stein


1922 - 1985

Footballer and football manager. Born in Burnbank (South Lanarkshire), Stein saw football as his escape from the Lanarkshire coal mines. While he began as a player, it is in management that he found fame. He began his management career with Dunfermline Athletic, which he built into a powerful force. After a brief spell with the Edinburgh team Hibernian, Stein joined Celtic in Glasgow in 1965. He revitalised the team, leading them to win the Scottish Cup for the first time in 18 years, in addition to League and European Cup victories. He was manager of the Scottish national team which qualified for the World Cup Final in 1982.

Stein became one of the first members of the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.


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