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 Charlie Gallagher (d)
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Mon 12 Jul 00:10

Charlie Gallagher, a member of Celtic`s 1967 European Cup-winning squad. has died at the age of 80. Although born in Glasgow his parents were from Ireland and he won two international caps for the Republic.

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 Re: Charlie Gallagher (d)
Topic Originator: sammer  
Date:   Mon 12 Jul 00:36

A lovely player to watch who struck passes and crosses with a real `bite` on the old leather ball. Best remembered for two corners: one which allowed Billy McNeill to win the 1965 Cup Final and the other which took Celtic though to the European Cup semi final also converted by McNeill. He was Pat Crerand`s cousin I think and was brought up in the Gorbals, along with him and the likes of Eddie McCreaddie.

Gallagher was a talented player and and only missed out because Celtic could dominate with two, rather than three, midfielders. When he was called on he always delivered. A very fine player whose corners were a work of art, both outswing and inswing with either foot.

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